This month’s most useful tools for developers – November
Some are about new thinking or new techniques, some are about old or legacy technology and some are just useful resources for different languages or platforms. The brief is simple – if we think they’re useful, you might too.
This month Mark, Jamie, Craig, James, Paul and Kev share their most useful.
10 Tips and Tricks That Will Make You an npm Ninja
For the past several months, a small team at Mozilla has been working on an experimental new Web API and an accompanying browser feature called FlyWeb. What does it do?
And it looks like Google has similar ideas – walk up and use anything. [link]
Keeping your database trim
“PostgreSQL and other modern relational databases use a technique called Multi-Version Concurrency Control (MVCC) to keep track of snapshots for each transaction, and the space penalty of MVCC is called bloat.” [link]
Possibly pragmatic parsing potentially protects programs
“TJSON is syntax-compatible with JSON, but adds mandatory type annotations.” [link]
Debug & Hot-patch production bugs.
Want to instantly update your app, without waiting for App Store approval? Rollout’s SDK lets you react to production issues or modify your app in real time. And you don’t need to modify any existing code in advance. [link]
What’s New in C# 7.0?
“Automate your entire mobile app lifecycle in a few easy steps.”
More fruit from the union of Xamarin, HockeyApp and Microsoft. [link]
Lessons Learned From Scaling Uber To 2000 Engineers, 1000 Services, And 8000 Git Repositories
Matt Ranney – Chief Systems Architect at Uber, explains how they’ve kept up their growth by embracing microservices in a big way. [link]
Why the fuss about serverless?
A good, long read that argues that severless “…will fundamentally change how we build business around technology and how you code.” [link]
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