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I’m a web developer and I’ve been stuck with the simplest app for the last 10 days

I’m a full time developer. Most of my work is developing web sites full-stack. Sometimes I write backend servers in <b>Python</b> or <b>Ruby</b>, sometimes I work …

Heisenberg Developers

TL:DR You can not observe a developer without altering their behavior.<p><b>First a story.</b><p>Several years ago I worked on a largish project as one of a team …

Fixing Spaghetti: How to Work With Legacy Code

What is Legacy Code?<p>Legacy code is software that generates value for a business but is difficult for developers to change. The terms "code rot" and …

Software Development

Object-Oriented Programming: A Disaster Story

<b>[Edit: I’ve greatly expanded on these ideas in a</b> <b>45 min. video</b><b>.]</b><p>Over my whole programming experience, I've gone back and forth on the question of …

On Staying Focused And Productive In The World Of Programming

Ben Nadel shares his strategies for success when it comes to ColdFusion, JavaScript, programming, and the life-long journey towards mastery....

Success

Why developers should be allowed to roam free

Most everyone now seems to subscribe to RedMonk's "developers are the new kingmakers" thesis. Sadly, very few software companies understand how to …

Roam

In Defense of Service Locator

<i>Zhong Yu, 2015-12-20</i><p>The consensus is that <i>Service Locator</i> (SL) is really bad. It's forever associated with the title <i>anti-pattern</i>, in order to warn off …

JavaScript

Mature Developers

Written by Benjamin Reitzammer on May 12, 2015 <br>9 minute read<p>Some time ago, as I started to spend more time on growing our tech team at vaamo again, I …

Leadership

Confidence Through Feedback, or Why Imposter Syndrome is the Wrong Metaphor

Imposter syndrome is often presented as a personal failing. A lack of confidence, our wrong-headed beliefs not matching the reality of how competent …

Gender

The psychological battle of big refactorings

We usually talk about refactoring code with the same kind of pedantic approach we do with all other kinds of software writing. We come up with …

Domain Name For Sale | Undeveloped

Buyer Protection Program<p>Undeveloped safeguards your purchase. You never have to worry! We protect every transaction through a careful escrow process, …

Mergers & Acquisitions

The Importance of Writing Consistent Code

One of the tips experienced chefs give, is to work clean while cooking. Which means to keep items you work with organized and the working environment …

Software Development

Software engineering practices

June 19, 2015<p>Posted in Software at 03:08 by graham<p>A selection of software engineering practices, from notes I took at an XTC meetup many years ago. …

Staying relevant as a programmer

You might notice that I’m wearing suit. At least on my upper body. This is because we are not talking code today, we are talking about your career as …

rtop-bot - A Bot For Remote Server Monitoring

Here "m1" and "m2" are machines you can "ssh m1" and "ssh m2" into. No further setup required.<p>rtop-bot is self-hosted, and can be run inside your …

SSH

After selling his company to Google, this man now wants to block ad-blockers

As founder of Admeld, an ad-optimization platform acquired by Google for a reported $400 million back in 2011, Ben Barokas knows a thing or two about the ad tech industry. Following a three-year stint at Google, Barokas jumped ship in early 2015 to launch his next venture — Sourcepoint, which is an …

Digital Advertising

Dokku - The smallest PaaS implementation you've ever seen

Own Your PaaS. Infrastructure at a fraction of the cost.<p>Powered by Docker, you can install Dokku on any hardware. Use it on inexpensive cloud …

Build Secure User Interfaces Using JSON Web Tokens (JWTs)

<b>Update 5/12/2016:</b> JJWT is a Java library providing end-to-end JWT creation and verification, developed by our very own Les Hazlewood. Forever free …

IT security

Lenovo promo image suggests September 8th announcement for new Moto 360

While the new Moto 360 has been pretty much completely leaked at this point, the new Android Wear device’s announcement date — although assumed to be sometime during IFA — has been largely a mystery. One publication claimed that September 8th would be the date, and now a new promotional image …

Mobile Technology

MailSlurper

The next step is to extract the contents somewhere. It does not particularly matter where. Once extracted you will wish to review the configuration …

Linux

Announcing Ionic Lab: Mix it up with our new GUI tool

Today, we are releasing the public beta for Ionic Lab!Ionic Lab is the result of our first experiment with the Ionic Lab concept, combined with the …

Web Development

Ionic Creator

A Discussion of The Operational Challenges With Unikernels

What are UnikernelsMost of this post assumes a basic understanding of what unikernels are so I’d recommend reading Unikernels – the rise of the …

DevOps