2021

Top 5 JavaScript Trends in 2021

The Crazy Programmer

What are the most vital characteristics that developers seek in a JavaScript framework? There is no definitive answer, but there might be some insight to glean from exploring performance, speed, and popularity.

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The data team: a short story

Erik Bernhardsson

I guess I should really call this a parable. The backdrop is: you have been brought in to grow a tiny data team (~4 people) at a mid-stage startup (~$10M annual revenue). It's a made up story based on n-th hand experiences (for n ? 3), and quite opinionated.

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On Comments in Code

Henrik Warne

I used to think that I didn’t need comments if I wrote self-documenting code. However, I have realized that I do write comments, and that I find them really useful. To see how many comments I write, and what kind they are, I wrote a script to analyze my git commits from the last six years.

On the Diverse And Fantastical Shapes of Testing

Martin Fowler

There are arguments about whether a testing portfolio should be a pyramid or more like honeycomb. My second biggest issue with this argument is that it's rendered opaque by the fact that it's not clear what people see as the difference between unit and integration tests.

Monitoring AWS Container Environments at Scale

In this eBook, learn how to monitor AWS container environments at scale with Datadog and which key metrics to monitor when leveraging two container orchestration systems (ECS and EKS).

The shift left fallacy

Xebia

I am done with the whole shift left storyline. When I started computer science in 1999 the professors stated that a lot of money and failure are spared with a good design. In 2000 the professors told us that starting early with the requirement elicitation would reduce costs.

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Kaseya Ransomware Attack: What to Know About Supply Chain Security

CTOvision

Despite warnings about the dangers to software supply chains following the cyberespionage campaign that targeted SolarWinds and the company’s customers, organizations in the U.S.

How To Build Safe And ‘PROUD’ Workplaces – A Personal Story

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

“Alignment begins with a constituency of one. These are the individuals whose substance is real, pure and nonnegotiable. They share their vulnerabilities and fears in complement to their strengths. They are comfortable weaving all parts of their lives together in an integrated way.

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The Intersection of Change Management and Design Thinking

Change Starts Here

I’ve recently partnered with DesignThinkers Group, USA to explore how the disciplines of Design Thinking and Change Management can expand the impact of both. This Venn diagram highlights some of the similarities and differences between Design Thinking and Change Management.

The Blind Men & The Elephant: An Open Innovation Blueprint

Lucas Potasso-Justino

Curb Transactional Open Innovation and Embrace an Integrated Ecosystem Strategy “It’s a wall,” “It’s a snake,” “It’s a rope,” “It’s a spear,” “It’s a fan,” no, “It’s a tree,” and so goes the story of “The Blind Men & The Elephant”. The tale is a great example that shows how you and your team

The Importance of PCI Compliance and Data Ownership When Issuing Payment Cards

This eBook provides a practical explanation of the different PCI compliance approaches that payment card issuers can adopt, as well as the importance of both protecting user PII and gaining ownership and portability of their sensitive data.

Cloud-based Per-Title Encoding Workflows (with AWS

Fabre Lambeau

If you work with video on the internet, you know how resource-intensive encoding can be. While moving from in-house to cloud-hosted servers can save you a lot of money, that doesn’t change the fact that processing large videos with modern codecs takes significant computing power

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Shells Review – Best Personal Cloud Computer

The Crazy Programmer

Cloud technology is the new normal for tech-savvy people who consider themselves Digital Nomads. With the rise in a shift towards cloud technology, especially IT people, have changed the way they work.

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Software infrastructure 2.0: a wishlist

Erik Bernhardsson

Software infrastructure (by which I include everything ending with *aaS, or anything remotely similar to it) is an exciting field, in particular because (despite what the neo-luddites may say) it keeps getting better every year! I love working with something that moves so quickly.

Book Review: A Philosophy of Software Design

Henrik Warne

I really liked A Philosophy of Software Design by John Ousterhout. It is compact and short, only 170 pages, so it is a quick read, but it contains many good ideas. The focus is on how to structure systems to make them easy to understand and work with.

A Training Company’s Guide to Selecting an eLearning Platform

Training companies have an opportunity to embrace the change and create meaningful change in their organizations by moving online. Discover the advantages of a digital-first approach, using an eLearning platform.

An example: Integration Middleware Removal

Martin Fowler

To illustrate how these patterns work in practice, Ian, Rob, and James describe an example of how one of our teams used a number of Legacy Modernization Patterns to successfully replace integration middleware critical to the operation of their client's business as part of a larger legacy modernization programme.

Thoughts on organizing architecture

Xebia

When being part of an enterprise, you will meet different architects on any given day. The first one introduces itself as a solution architect, the other calls itself the enterprise architect, and they both mention a domain architect.

Scrum for Digital Marketing—Control the Chaos and Deliver Value

Agile Alliance

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Amazon Launches Ethereum for Managed Blockchain

CTOvision

Two years after announcing the general availability of its fully-managed blockchain service, Amazon has extended it with Ethereum support. Using Ethereum on Managed Blockchain, developers can easily instantiate Ethereum nodes without […]. News Ethereum

Assess and Advance Your Organization’s DevSecOps Practices

In this white paper, a DevSecOps maturity model is laid out for technical leaders to use to enable their organizations to stay competitive in the digital economy.

Hackathon Survival Guide: What You Need To Know Going Into A Hackathon

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

There’s nothing quite like walking into a campus cafeteria, a large conference room, or endless halls stacked together for a weekend-long hackathon.

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Forming, storming, norming and performing for Agile teams

Scrum.org

In a recent class, a student asked, “What are the common difficulties teams face when starting with Agile?” To answer this question, I refer to the Tuckman Model of group development, shown below. . Tuckman. 1965. .

The Next Paradigm Shift: From Agile to Future-Fit

Lucas Potasso-Justino

Good news is 2021 will be shorter since Earth is spinning faster and faster, scientists say. Bad news is the pace of technology advancements is speeding up exponentially, and it’s getting harder to stay in the game. Increasingly, organizations are facing immense pressure to stay hypervigilant, to be proactive, and to discover new

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Everything you need to know about Video Watermarki

Andy Francis

In the last 10 years, over 100 unique streaming services have launched around the world, with a mass acceleration of new services launched in 2020 as a result of the pandemic.

Make Payment Optimization a Part of Your Core Payment Strategy

Everything you need to know about payment optimization – an easy-to-integrate, PCI-compliant solution that enables companies to take control of their PSPs, minimize processing costs, maximize approval rates, and keep control over their payments data.

10 Common Mistakes Node JS Developers Make While Developing A Website

The Crazy Programmer

Used by some of the most prominent market players like Netflix, Reddit, LinkedIn, PayPal, Amazon and more, there is no doubt that Node JS is a premier web application architecture.

What's Erik up to?

Erik Bernhardsson

I joined Better in early 2015 because I thought the team was crazy enough to actually change one of the largest industries in the US. For six years, I ran the tech team, hiring 300+ people, probably doing 2,000+ interviews, and according to GitHub I added 646,941 lines of code and removed 339,164.

Recruiting Software Developers – Coding Tests

Henrik Warne

For the past few months, I have been interviewing with several companies. In all cases, one or more coding tests were included. I have also been on the interviewing side, evaluating a coding test. Here are my thoughts on the process. Are coding tests needed?

Maximizing Developer Effectiveness

Martin Fowler

My colleague Tim Cochran has helped many software engineering organizations transform to respond faster to changing market needs.

Does Your Company Need Help Solving These 4 Common eLearning Challenges?

If you want to know how to get ahead of the game and avoid the common mishaps in selling your eLearning courses, you’ve come to the right place! Lambda Solutions has identified the most common and costly challenges faced by eLearning providers today.

5 DevOps Mistakes to Avoid

Flexagon

The following is a summary of the information covered in the webinar: 5 DevOps Mistakes to Avoid. You can watch the recording here. Most enterprises are somewhere along their DevOps journey to address software delivery challenges concerning cost, speed, and quality.

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Agile Transformation and the Elephant in the Room

Agile Alliance

Why traditional budgeting is the antithesis of Agile – and what to do about it Most organizations are born small and born agile. They are nimble, trusting, collaborative, non-bureaucratic and purpose-driven. But few want to remain small. Most want to grow and become big.

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NASDAQ Blog: Palantir Is Poised to Win More Commercial Clients

CTOvision

Read why Craig Adeyanju says that Palantir Technologies, Inc is poised to win more commercial clients in near term on Nasdaq Blog : Shares of Palantir Technologies have shed over 27% of their value since Feb. 12 when I last wrote about the artificial intelligence company.