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Here's why your software developers are delivering so slow.

/ Opinion / Software Development

So here’s the deal. I started listening to some podcasts related to content marketing and social media, since I want to up my game a bit. One of the things that bothered me the most is the continuous bickering of the podcast hosts about how they avoid to go to developers because it always takes a lot of time to get stuff done with devs. So I thought I would write an article detailing the struggles of developers when they get “work” that’s supposed to be ready yesterday. Read more

Enable JWT authentication for the Wordpress REST API

/ Software Development / DevOps

This video shows you how to enable JWT authentication for the Wordpress REST API. You will first create a kickass Wordpress development using the official MySQL and Wordpress images from the Docker hub and then go through the whole plugin setup and testing process. Below are the links to everything used in this video Info about JSON Web Tokens and the JWT Authentication Plugin https://jwt.io/ https://enriquechavez.co/ https://wordpress.org/plugins/jwt-authentication-for-wp-rest-api/ https://wordpress.org/plugins/search/jwt/ How to access the Wordpress Rest API (permalink structure setup) https://stackoverflow. Read more

Centralized vs. decentralized CI / CD strategies for multiple teams

/ DevOps / Productivity

Last week I saw this very interesting Twitter thread, about CI/CD strategies for multiple teams. The question was whether or not one should go on a centralized, or a decentralized strategy for setting up continuous integration for multiple teams inside the same organization. This article tries to distil the key points of that discussion. The centralized model You might be right, thinking that going centralized is the best choice. Everybody uses the same infrastructure, the same technologies and future, cross-cutting projects can look like a breeze. Read more

The ultimate list of articles on the JavaScript frameworks to learn in 2018

/ Opinion

Another clickbait title from yours truly. But you already got here, so stick around. This is all over the Internet! Which JavaScript frameworks should you learn in 2018? Top JavaScript Frameworks & Topics to Learn in 2017 Best JavaScript Frameworks To Learn in 2017 Top JavaScript Libraries & Tech to Learn in 2018 I’m so confused, what JS framework should I learn? Top JavaScript Frameworks & Topics to Learn in 2017 Read more

Monoliths are bad and so are microservices!

/ Software Architecture

They’re not! They’re just different ways to solve a problem. Yes, you fell for the clickbait title! But you’re already here, so why not read on? Here’s an important question: Are microservices better than monoliths? Consultant answer: — It depends. The answer depends mostly on who you ask. If you ask someone solving problems with microservices, they’ll probably answer “YES”. If you ask someone working with monoliths, well, it depends whether they know about microservices or not. Read more

Is it better to be a software development generalist or should I specialise?

/ Productivity

You want to be a freelancer and you would like to have a stable stream of income. You read it all over the web that you need to specialise. But you’re afraid that if you work with only one front-end framework, you won’t be able to get enough clients. I totally understand where you’re coming from, I’ve been a generalist for the biggest part of my career as a JavaScript developer and it is precisely because of this. Read more

Go from Node.js app to microservices with MONOLITHSPL/T

/ Software Architecture / DevOps / Productivity

I’ve been working a lot with microservices in the past couple of years. It is during this time that I found how many issues can arise from putting an accent on delivery while disregarding architecture. This is why I decided to create MONOLITHSPL/T. I want to help businesses migrate their monolithic Node.js applications to a microservices architecture, improve the quality of their products as well as their overall delivery. My goal is to provide clear, actionable steps, to move away from poor architectural decisions made under pressure. Read more

How I reduced the bounce rate on my GatsbyJS website

/ Videos / Software Development

Watch this video if you want to know how I implemented a related articles section on my GatsbyJS blog. I had an ugly bounce rate on this website, and the first step towards reducing it was to offer users more articles they can read, after going through the article they initially landed on. This article will be updated in the near future, and I will also go in detail about the reason I decided to implement this and what is the benefit of offering users more articles they can go through while they’re on your site. Read more

🔧 Make your Swagger configuration files dynamic using Node.js

/ Software Development / Videos

I got the idea for this article after solving this problem for the team I was working with, for a client. So, what’s the problem? After wrapping up work on a Swagger configuration file, and successfully generating a client JavaScript library to consume the API, we ended up with the following problem: how do we make sure that we’re able to generate the client library and use the proper environment URL, so that we don’t end up calling UAT endpoints from production, or the other way around. Read more

How I built a product that failed and won

/ Software Architecture / Software Development / Coding Stories

It was almost a year ago that I started building a self-destructing tweets app, just like Snapchat’s snaps… … and nobody used it. The not-so-short intro In 2017 I set out to create a self-destructing tweets application. Nothing impressive but it helped me learn a lot of things. First, I set out to design it all by myself — failed miserably. At that point I reluctantly decided that the best thing to do is to use a ready-made theme. Read more

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