Brian leads design and development of a Master Data Management (MDM) solution for the Health Market industry. The solution runs on a Big Data platform powered by Cassandra. He recently contributed a RefCard on Cassandra to DZone.
In our modern world, software is of vital importance to your
organization. If you can build software
consistently and reliably you will gain a tremendous advantage over your
competition. If developing software is like
waging war then who is the enemy? ...
Continuous Delivery is all about setting up your development processes such that you can deliver into production much more frequently than is typical, perhaps with multiple releases per day. Here are 7 points I took away from a recent presentation...
As software developers, one of our most important responsibilities is the protection of our users' personal information. Without technical knowledge of our applications, users have no choice but to trust that we're fulfilling this responsibility. Sadly, when it comes to passwords, the software development community has a spotty track record.
In general, when I'm writing tests, the pure functions end up as bare expects and the impure functions end up as scenarios. The following contrived namespace keeps a list of users and allows you to get the full name of each user.
I decided to see if RVM – Ruby Version Manager – would allow me to setup an isolated Ruby environment just for graylog2 and not disturb the other Ruby apps on the machine. I also wanted to setup an isolated instance of Passenger-standalone for graylog2 then configure apache to listen on port 80 and forwarding requests with mod_proxy.
Working in distributed teams isn’t easy. There are time zone differences, language and cultural differences, and… data distribution. When the data you need is away, you are miserable. So, let’s fix it.
In defining a class's responsibility the overriding guideline is to stick to the Single Responsibility Principle like glue and you can do this by coming up with one concise sentence that clearly reveals your object’s intent.