A run down on the apps I use regularly and why. Caution, Mac specific drivel ahead.
Unlock a flexible GraphQL structure that scales with your app
Back in 2016, I started using GraphQL on a personal project. Since then, I’ve advocated for its use in all my consulting activities. I do not need to convince you, a savvy developer, GraphQL offers many advantages over its predecessors REST and SOAP. In the many projects I’ve led, there were some hard lessons learned about architecting the graph correctly.
Back in 2018, I wrote about a password reset method illustrating how to do a password reset without storing a reset code in the database. This has worked well for a few of my apps, but recently some good friends, we’ll call them Pedro and Rosco, came up with a much better solution.
I’m asked all the time “How can I learn all this stuff?". The simple answer is ‘build an app’
Here I want to talk about what a team should do when they start a new project. I’ve had the privilege to architect several large projects and to come into several existing projects having a fair amount of girth. These are just a few thoughts about things teams needs to establish sooner rather than later.
When time is critical, exclude large files from your Postgres restore and save the world at the same time.
Do you want a secret that will make you 10x more productive?
Of course you do. As a programmer, you’re designed to look for better, faster, more efficient solutions to all life’s problems. It’s in your nature, and if you could be 10x faster, you would at least be curious.
Today we are going to look at software developers that have come before us, laying down important truths that we would do well to learn and heed. These old text are still as true today as when they were written, sometimes even more so.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that we have entered a period of software dev that is new and different than 30 years ago. This is simply not the case, a new language or technology doesn’t change the fundamental underpinnings of how we design and develop software. We still use functions, arrays, booleans, if/else, and all these require us to assemble them together using our minds. As long as humans are involved, these principles will be here to guide us.
That’s right. You want to take your skills from beginner, bypassing intermediate, and land on advanced. You may have just started coding a year or two ago, but you’re determined to be the best developer on your team. It’s going to take hard work, no getting around that, but we like hard work. You’re going to feel dumb at times, no problem, you’ve fully embraced that feeling dumb means you’re learning and that’s the name of the game. Say ‘good-bye’ to your comfort zone, and hello to boot camp life.