npm install --save lodash async moment
In fact, I find these three libraries so essential, I don't think you'll find a single project I've touched without them. Each library satisfies what I consider a general short coming in . . .
Need SSL or Basic Auth? Standup a proxy in less than 5 minutes using Nginx and Docker.
I needed to secure (basic auth) a
mongo-express instance last night and this little trick with Docker and Nginx blew me away (with how simple it was).
This tutorial assumes you have Docker installed (on Amazon Linux it's as simple as
sudo yum install -y docker).
1. Generate a password file:
You will need to have . . .
The architectural consequences of using UUID/GUID's may outweigh their benefits.
For the purpose of this post, I will use UUID (Universally Unique Identifier) to mean both UUID and GUID (Globally Unique Identifier, Microsoft's implementation of UUID).
I've been thinking a lot about UUID's lately. The system I've inherited at work is plagued by their usage. To many developers, the UUID . . .
In general, only on the third time of encountering a common behavior should you refactor components to share a common abstraction of that behavior.
Clarification: The abstraction could be an
abstract class or
interface depending on the use case and language.
I've generally used this principle when I'm . . .
Develop a prototype, then reflect on your choice.
The MEAN stack (MongoDB, Express.js, Angular.js, Node.js) is now being heralded as the new LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP), the preferred technology stack for startups.
MEAN is certainly a great technology choice for organizations (particularly startups) seeking to rapidly prototype a capability. However, like all technology . . .
Should we even bother?
This is an argument, and like all arguments, it's supports a specific position. I don't try to defend software estimation; I leave it to my colleagues to present that case. I write about this issue because I believe the software community needs to have an internal debate about whether software estimation in its current form is . . .
It's a Profession.
Warning - this is a rant about those 10-20% of software professionals that give the rest of our community a bad name.
One of my biggest annoyances in technical management is the 9-to-5 Software Engineer. A 9-to-5 Software Engineer (or developer) is someone who views their position simply as a way to pay bills. For them, . . .