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How Exception to the Convention Does More Harm than Good

We have a project, and to make it easier, we use specific standards. E.g., we use spaces in every file.

But sometimes, we get to a situation when these standards are stressful. We don't understand them and just want them to bend over. How does our short-term need for pleasure affects long-term well-being of the project?

Splitting a Domain Across Multiple Bounded Contexts

How designing for business opportunities and the rate of change may give you better contexts.

Your Jest Tests are Leaking Memory

Jest is designed in a way that makes memory leaks likely if you’re not actively trying to squash them. For many test suites this isn’t a problem because even if tests leak memory, the tests don’t use enough memory to actually cause a crash. That is, until you add one more test and suddenly the suite comes apart. In this article, we’ll walk through why it’s so easy for Jest to leak memory, how to tell if your tests have a memory leak, and then how to debug and eliminate leaks in your tests. Even if you don’t use Jest, it’s still useful to understand the process in case you need to debug memory leaks in other javascript code.

How to handle flaky tests

Flaky tests are automated tests that are non-deterministic. That means they may pass or fail when executed against the same build artifact or deployed system.

If you’ve ever retried the execution of a failed test run in your CI/CD pipeline tool without any code or config changes in order to get a failing test case to pass, that’s an indicator that you have a flaky test case.

Why Serverless Teams Should Embrace Continuous Refactoring

Serverless adoption brings promises to many organizations! Promises of cost efficiency, engineering efficiency, and business efficiency. However, serverless is not a technology that, once successfully adopted, can be left unattended to rust.

The motivation to adopt serverless should never be to get the job done and never look back. If you adopt it with this attitude you will inevitably get into the legacy migration juggernaut that will haunt you much sooner than you anticipated.

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The Missing Guide to AWS API Gateway Access Logs

In this post, we’re continuing the deep dive on API Gateway. Here, we’ll be looking at API Gateway access logging. Access logging can save your bacon when debugging a gnarly API Gateway issue, but you need to understand some nuance before you can use it correctly. We’ll dig into the details here so that you’ll be logging like Paul Bunyan in no time.

Ready for changes with Hexagonal Architecture

Netflix considerations related to the decisions of using Hexagonal Architecture

OAuth Patterns and Anti-Patterns RefCard

Modern, more secure recommendations continue to replace some of OAuth's original elements as the protocol evolves. Securing access to APIs and other resources and data effectively under OAuth 2.0 requires first learning the components and tools it involves.

Can auto_explain (with timing) have low overhead?

Some benchmarks for use of auto_explain. It seems great to be enabled on production.

Here we’ll be looking into the overhead of auto_explain. Many places warn about its overhead, but I’ve found concrete information difficult to come by.

Setting up SSL authentication for PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL is a secure database and we want to keep it that way. It makes sense, then, to consider SSL to encrypt the connection between client and server. This posting will help you to set up SSL authentication for PostgreSQL properly, and hopefully also to understand some background information to make your database more secure.

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CQRS Is an Anti-Pattern for DDD

Are you interested in new ways to build better software systems? If you work with distributed systems or build any kind of web application, you most likely have heard of the new trends like using Domain-Driven Design with Event-Sourcing and Command Query Responsibility Segregation (CQRS). Well, they are not exactly brand new. However, they are now becoming increasingly popular.

nip.io/

Dead simple wildcard DNS for any IP Address

Stop editing your /etc/hosts file with custom hostname and IP address mappings.

The Tighten Test: 12 Steps to a Better Team

Twenty years ago today, Joel Spolsky (who later co-founded Stack Overflow) published The Joel Test: 12 Steps to Better Code listing 12 metrics for rating the quality of a software development team. The premise is simple: you get 1 point for each “yes” answer, for a total score of up to 12 points.

Architecture decision records, also known as ADRs, are a great way to document how and why a decision was reached within a codebase. We’ve started to adopt them within the mobile team here at GitHub, documenting decisions that affect the iOS codebase and Android codebase, as well as decisions that affect both mobile clients.

ADRs are not the most common within open source codebases, but have gained more popularity since ~2017 within long-lived, “evolutionary” codebases like those in more enterprise-y settings.

So why write an ADR? Why spend time documenting something when a decision has already been made?

https://free-for.dev/

This is a list of software (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, etc.) and other offerings that have free tiers for developers.

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Introducing the MDN Web Docs Front-end developer learning pathway

The MDN Web Docs Learning Area (LA) was first launched in 2015, with the aim of providing a useful counterpart to the regular MDN reference and guide material. MDN had traditionally been aimed at web professionals, but we were getting regular feedback that a lot of our audience found MDN too difficult to understand, and that it lacked coverage of basic topics.
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Learn

SQL Optimizations in PostgreSQL: IN vs EXISTS vs ANY/ALL vs JOIN

This is one of the most common questions asked by developers who write SQL queries against the PostgreSQL database. There are multiple ways in which a sub select or lookup can be framed in a SQL statement. PostgreSQL optimizer is very smart at optimizing queries, and many of the queries can be rewritten/transformed for better performance.

Expose

Expose is a beautiful, open source, tunnel application that allows you to share your local websites with others via the internet.

Combining event sourcing and stateful systems

As Brent stated: In this two-part series, my colleague Freek and I will discuss the architecture of a project we're working on. We will share our insights and answers to problems we encountered along the way. This part will be about the design of the system, while Freek's part will look at the concrete implementation.

Let's set the scene.

Does scrum ruin great engineers or are you doing it wrong?

A question on Stack Overflow’s Software Engineering site caught our attention recently. It tries to come to terms with the impact of scrum on developers' ability to do a great job. The claim is a bold one: Scrum is turning good developers into average ones. Could that be true?

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Upgrading Postgres major versions using Logical Replication

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Everyday Hacks for Docker

In this post, I’ve decided to share with you some useful commands and tools I frequently use when working with awesome Docker technology. There is no particular order or “coolness level” for every “hack.” I will simply present the use case and how the specific command or tool has helped me with my work. Read these great hacks and make sure to check out the great hack of all – Codefresh –  the best CI for Docker out there.

https://codefresh.io/docker-tutorial/not-ignore-dockerignore-2/

A video course Introduction to CQRS and Event Sourcing