Test Driven Development (TDD) is an essential technical skill for any modern development team. But TDD is notoriously hard for teams to adopt effectively without experienced guidance.
Learning how to use JIRA efficiently for Administration purpose and getting more insightful information than what has been provided as part of official Jira documentation.
For most of the software development projects in the world, GitHub is the wrong choice for their hosting needs. This is because for most of the world is NOT developing open source software and thus the pricing model for GitHub fights against you.
The cloud is complex with millions of pricing, resource, and configuration choices. Choosing the optimal combination requires thoughtful planning and action. In other words, benign neglect and wishful thinking is not the answer to controlling costs, resources, and security.
According to a survey from Zero Turnaround Apache log4j is the leading Java logging framework.
It is not possible to escape from bugs in software world. No matter what type of application, bugs may occur at any time and this is a very natural process. But feedback of the bugs found to the application developers may be unnatural.
Lately I’ve been becoming more and more of a fan of is the concept of Immutable Servers while automating our infrastructure at Zapier. The concept is simple: never do server upgrades or changes on live servers, instead just build out new servers with applied updates and throw away the old ones.
Spring MVC uses InternalResourceViewResolver class as default resolver, and this resolver class works with JSP view objects. But in Spring MVC, there are also resolvers that can resolve the different view technology. Here you will be introduced with the MustacheViewResolver class which resolves the Mustache template architecture.
I recently started to use Liquibase on a project to keep track of the database changes in our Java Enterprise application. I must say that I like the way it works. It makes the deployment of my application (or a new release of it) to another environment easier and (more) fool proof.
The first Capybara integration test always tends to timeout when compiling assets on-demand. It’s just damn too slow. Precompile your assets before the test is run.
The bug went unnoticed in production for a few days until suddenly, the servers started pinning all their CPU's and shortly thereafter, depleting the memory of each instance.
This blog post will list out some of the IDE‘s which are used by the Ruby on Rails Developers.
Politics have been with us since the first cave man decided he wanted influence over the next cave man. It’s a reality of human nature that we all want to get ahead and some are willing to do more than others to make that happen.
Earlier this year at ChefConf, rabble-rouser Sascha Bates proclaimed that “training is pointless! Why do training when you can just sequester yourself away and read a book!” But, within earshot were Julian Dunn and Nathen Harvey, who both lead training for a living. This episode, we mediate the 'dispute,' tackling training, learning styles, and industry technical certifications.
When I started my Puppet-ry, the examples I used to see had all configuration data buried inside the DSL code of manifests, people were trying to use inheritance to push down data. Then I got to see a design pattern in puppet manifests keeping out separate parameters manifest for configuration variables.
Recently, I had a chance to write systemd unit files for the daemon processes that run as part of Beaker: beakerd which is the scheduling daemon running on the server and the four daemons running on the lab controller – beaker-proxy, beaker-provision, beaker-watchdog and beaker-transfer.
A high functioning Agile development team is going to be able to new environments casually. Those could be permanent environments, but are more likely to be temporary and for a discrete purpose. A two-week performance measurement project could be one. Why not use a pre-existing environment though?
I use the following statement when I describe the differences between authentication and authorization.
Authentication is finite while Authorization is infinite.
The significant variation is that the latest version has been updated to a modern design with additional features and many simple and user-friendly interfaces. Also, the new Joomla 3.0 has the exciting feature of being mobile friendly and can be specifically used with any modern devices.
There are already many books that get you started with Cucumber, but most of them only teach you the basics or focus on one technology. Cucumber has evolved to a powerful tool though, and today there’s almost no kind of software application that Cucumber can’t test.
I’ve previously come across screen and tmux which allow you to create a session in which you can do some work even if you aren’t currently connected to it which was perfect for my use case. screen was a bit more familiar so I decided to use that and I thought I should make a quick note of some of its basic flags for future me.
Hosting user uploaded files opens a potential attack vector against your website. This post discusses the pitfalls of user content and strategies for dealing with those challenges in Python, Django, and Plone CMS, but the advices applies on all systems.
I have seen many intranets over the years. One thing that always makes me sad is when I see a new intranet launched with a great design, clear structure, interesting content……but no or poor governance.