ESLint backdoor what it is and how to fix the issue

/ JavaScript

On Thu, July 12 2018 at 1:17PM GMT Andrei Mihailov — @pronebird reported the following issue with the eslint-scope module: Virus in eslint-scope?. The gist of it is that there was some malicious code added to the module’s codebase and the affected version was 3.7.2. I’m saying it was because the ESLint team took it head-on and got to the bottom of the problem in record time — Thank you!

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Environment variables in Webpack builds vs. Node.js apps

/ Software Development / JavaScript

I recently had a discussion with an off-shore team mate who was supposed to add a new environment variable to a client-side app and re-deploy it. He had some trouble doing this, and after talking to him and illustrating how frontend apps use env vars in contrast with Node.js APIs, he finally understood the nuances His misunderstanding was about the way Webpack manages environment variables. Being an ops person, he assumed that environment variables work the same way they do for our Node.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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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.

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