You can hear what a client/partner needs and you can just meet their needs. OR You can listen to them, and start building a new relationship and lay the foundation for a long-running gig. You can only succeed in that partnership when you start by focusing on solving immediate paint points but never lose track…
Last few years have been fascinating with several front-end frameworks coming up. I am not going to compare them; neither am I going to talk about The Good or The Bad on them. The buzz words, the new technologies are so shiny that almost everyone I speak to today wants to work on the new stuff. And they also tend to believe that you can solve everything by just writing a front-end application, make some API calls and it’s done. The focus of this post will be that React, or Angular or Vue.js or anything similar is not one size fit all frameworks and Servers Side Code still has a place in this world.
Alpha releases are done to test functionality for early feedback Alpha releases do not run for 6 months Alpha releases are not exposed such that consumers are able to consume and create content Telling your users, that your software is in Alpha after 5 months of launch is a lame way of telling people that…
Neither of the 2 frameworks win the debate. They both have specific use cases where they fit and here is how…
it’s like jumping into my car and every time i see the dashboard every light in there is brightly lighted up – to the point that one day i stop caring. eventually, someday something will fail – i just hope it’s not the day when I am driving to someplace in an emergency.
Most of our Notifications and alerting strategy is more than a brightly lit Dashboard. We cant any more tell what’s gonna fail when.
It’s a false hope we live with.
The idea is to use our experience of things and make it better, Do It Differently. We often time forget that and what we end up doing is exactly what we did last time – the same good things, the same mistakes.
I recently came across this cool tool http://www.stackifier.com/ which allows you to make so much sense out of your stack traces. Once I have locked on a stack I want to look at, this tool makes it so much easier.
We will see how this goes. But, for now the 5 rules for quality for me stand even today are:
– Deliver an artifact and ensure no one can find a defect;
– I can refactor the code knowing it won’t break anything;
– Code commits work like a charm and i can deliver code in environments quickly and with certainly;
– When I send this application to my dear friends in operation, they don’t hate and curse me;
– Quality meant, once my work is done it’s done
Ravi Pal aside from being a dear friend is someone I respect a lot; he is a technologist who wows me every time I talk about something. I recently came to know he has been writing a blog. I managed to read only 1 post till now and the very first post is amazing. I’d to share with…
Guess what – you are stuck with it. So you can chose to let the underlying system handle it or you can chose to dictate how your traffic should flow.
Do not let the illusion of control dictate the performance. Be the one who needs to control and manage the traffic
We sacrifice the art of writing good and performant code for the short term gains of improving developer productivity.
Annotations can be powerful but only when used to add context and information to the code. But trying to configure your application with them is nothing less that a crime.
When you have to spend hours and hours and mostly on night, weekends and your anniversaries you ask yourself what could I have done better during development to make this all go easy on me.
Thread Dumps are you best friend when a production application (Java) crashes and if you can enable it to tell you something about the application then thats something. Here I have explained how and have included a bunch of Java Code you can reuse.
Use Annotations to anything is is core to the application and defines the core structure of the application. Anything that would need a code change is okay to sit as an annotation. Rest everything else should be XML.
People will soon realize that your method works (because you succeed more often) and disrupting your process makes you ineffective and no one wants to do that.
It’s interesting how when we have to select a bunch of people to be on our projects we immediately latch onto the skilled ones whether or not they are motivated and the average guys are first ones to go even if they have a vested interested in our success (as they succeed along with us).…
This article is my POV and what I want to tell the readers, and not what this reviewer thinks and what he wants to get out. This is not just an “edit” on punctuations and language but on my thoughts is my biggest deterrent on writing for any other publication and I realized that those 2 articles have been sitting in draft mode for 18 months now. It just gets “uuggghhh…”
Unit testing is an art – an art that doesn’t need to be confined to boundaries drawn decades back. AEM has made unit testing even more tough with its evolution and people are still trying to find the best fit aka what will work for them.
This article tries to explain some of my thoughts and what ways i would like to tackle unit testing in AEM and it’s not traditional in any ways.
I dont think there is one right way of doing it and this is just a beginning….
When we see a problem on a project why don’t we take the time and fix it? Why do we get afraid of telling stakeholders that something has gone wrong and we need to course correct which might lead to an increased cost or a bit of a delay in schedule?
You can write any number of scripts (manual or automated) but unless you get yourself to be in a position where you are like a user of the site you will never know if what you are testing will meet the client’s end requirements.
Of course, eventually with many fixes over time you will eradicate a lot of cases that led to failures but it would have taken you so long and the reputation that the brand holds do dear is already damaged. You can chose to design for High Availability or you can chose to be just like Indian Railways – always delayed and always cancelled – a perspective that will i don’t think will ever be fixed no matter what they do.