Paradigms are ways of looking at the world around us. Programming paradigms are ways in which we look at programming styles, languages, and frameworks to classify and understand the world in which we code.
Since New Years Eve is a Thursday this year, and we're happy to see 2020 gone, we've decided to make our typical first episode of the year our last one this year.
In a year full of closures, cancellations, and disappointments we've continued to publish episodes every week. Now that we've made it to the end of the year it's time to go back and review our goals and set new ones for 2021.
Team lead positions are often highly coveted by developers. However, a lot of developers get into these positions only to find that they include shocking changes to their jobs, for which they haven't prepared.
Teachability is the ability to be taught or being able and willing to learn something new. It is humbly accepting you don't know everything while actively working to change that fact.
If you've ever seriously tried to do test-driven development, it probably wasn't very long before you ran into something where testing became difficult due to an underlying dependency. Whether it's a database connection, accessing the file system, or dealing with the network, eventually your tests are going to have to deal with dependencies.
Stress comes from lots of places. It can be sudden problems that arise on an important day that then tend to compound or it can be insidious, slowly growing without us knowing about it. It's inevitable, you will experience stress. How you handle it is what counts.
Domain-Driven Design (or DDD) makes application code a lot cleaner. However, like any other software development approach, there are loads of anti-patterns to avoid and best practices that may not be readily apparent when you start developing applications in this manner.
APIs or Application Programming Interfaces are an important part of any modern web application. When properly designed they securely expose data to authenticated and authorized users. However, not everyone designs them the same, which is why OWASP came up with a list of the top security vulnerabilities to avoid.
Dysfunctions that you see in an established and successful team are often the result of doing things RIGHT for years or even decades.