The other day I stumbled upon a funny Onion fake news report of the local man whose one-beer plan went terribly awry. Knowing how I professed undying love to ReactJS in the previous article, and extrapolating from life that after every night on the town comes the morning of reckoning, it is time to revisit... Continue Reading →
Following the fruitful series of open source contributions that include Kraken.js, PayPal has done it again with react-engine that brings true isomorphism to modern Web apps.
Any attempts at nano-services, trying to deploy micro-services manually, using them because they are trendy without real need, or re-using them between multiple systems will result in a disappointment we don’t really need at the moment.
When I was a kid, I went to the movies to watch Mel Brooks' "History of The World, Part I". I had a great time and could not wait for the sequel (that featured, among other things, Hitler on ice, a Viking funeral and laser-shooting rabbis in 'Jews in Space' teaser). Alas, 'Part II' never came.... Continue Reading →
Update: I have received a ton of feedback on this post, and some of the well meaning criticism is concerned with the term 'dysfunctional', considering it a bit 'judgy' from somebody that is supposed to help these same teams. Apart from yielding a catchy title, Hacker News reader was spot on when he declared my... Continue Reading →
Yes, I know. I stopped blogging to take a desperately needed break. Then I returned only to be hit with a mountain of fresh, 'hit the ground running', honest to God January work that knocked the air out of my lungs and pinned me down for a while. Then an IBM colleague tried to ask me... Continue Reading →
Now here is somebody with all her eggs in one basket, literarily. I used it to illustrate what index investing tries to avoid. I thought of index investing while reading the bitter and often hilarious reactions to the announced changes in Angular.js 2.0 on Reddit. I also thought about my experience with Google services. Watch me tie all... Continue Reading →
Dispite many desirable properties, micro-services carry two serious penalties to be contended with: authentication (which we covered in the previous post) and Web page composition, which I intend to address now. Imagine you are writing a Node.js app and use Dust.js for the V of the MVC, as we are doing. Imagine also that several... Continue Reading →
And we are back with the regularly scheduled programming, and I didn't talk about micro-services in a while. Here is what is occupying my days now - securing a micro-service system. Breaking down a monolith into a collection of micro-services has some wonderful properties, but also some nasty side-effects. One of them is authentication. The... Continue Reading →
I hate HA (High Availability). Today everything has to be highly available. All of the sudden SA (Standard Availability) isn't cutting it any more. Case in point: I used to listen to music on my way to work. Not any more - my morning meeting schedule intrudes into my ride, forcing me to participate in... Continue Reading →