• Architecture Spotlight: Event Sourcing – Part Two

    Architecture Spotlight: Event Sourcing – Part Two

    Stuart Bingë | August 6, 2020

    Where We Left Off Previously In the previous architecture spotlight entry, we discussed Event Sourcing and illustrated the concept with a simple banking account example. We laid out many of its pros and cons to help readers decide if the pattern would be useful to them. In this post, we will be expanding the example

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  • What is a 2nd Generation Framework?

    What is a 2nd Generation Framework?

    Carrie Rice | August 3, 2020

    An article on 2nd Generation JavaScript Frameworks & Libraries: beyond Angular, React, and Vue! recaps Geertjan Wielenga’s talk on the evolution of JavaScript and the influence of the enterprise in recent years. Background Wielenga spoke of the pioneers of JavaScript frameworks and libraries including Dojo (1.x), Mootools, Extjs, jQuery, and YUI which were among the

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  • Increasing Value in Your Software Development Lifecycle

    Increasing Value in Your Software Development Lifecycle

    Stuart Bingë | July 23, 2020

    Today, many software projects rely on some form of iterative software development lifecycle (SDLC) to incrementally deliver features to their users. A feature is identified, analyzed, designed, scoped, implemented, tested, and ultimately shipped to users – and this cycle is repeated for all features throughout a project’s lifetime. These types of methodologies are especially useful

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  • Writing Tests that Work

    Writing Tests that Work

    Anthony Ciccarello | June 30, 2020

    Your team realizes that testing is valuable. Your team creates tests for already completed features. The result was encouraging and your team even found a few bugs hiding in the application. Your team returns to feature development and attempts to add new tests. Features took more time to complete because of the need to create

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  • Why Automated Testing Matters

    Why Automated Testing Matters

    Anthony Ciccarello | June 30, 2020

    Your software development team released an MVP application into production. The application only had a few features and the codebase is far from perfect, but there are big plans for the future! Your team presses on, adding features and your user base continues to grow. After a few months, cracks begin to surface. Users started

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  • Smart Contracts: A Tutorial

    Smart Contracts: A Tutorial

    Paul Bouchon | June 17, 2020

    Introduction Now that we’ve demystified smart contracts and better understand what they are and how they work, let’s build our own contract on top of the Ethereum blockchain. Because smart contracts are computer programs at their core, many of the concepts that we’ll use to build a basic contract will seem familiar. Major advancements in

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  • Demystifying Smart Contracts

    Demystifying Smart Contracts

    Paul Bouchon | June 17, 2020

    Smart contracts are often described as a transformative new technology that borders on magic, able to remove third-parties and monetary risk alike from business deals using the power of the blockchain. The autonomous execution and enforcement of an agreement may sound like something out of a Harry Potter novel, but the maturation of blockchain-based programming

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  • An Even More Modern Terminal-Based Development Environment

    An Even More Modern Terminal-Based Development Environment

    Jason Cheatham | June 15, 2020

    It’s been a year since I last talked about my development environment. Many things remain the same: I’m using neovim, zsh, and tmux. However, I have made a few changes to improve usability and make my day-to-day work feel faster. I’m using a new terminal application, my vim environment has changed dramatically (at least behind

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  • The Importance of Good Software Architecture

    The Importance of Good Software Architecture

    Stuart Bingë | June 10, 2020

    What is Software Architecture? Software architecture is the analysis, thought and design considerations that form the foundational scaffolding for a successful software system. If you write software for work or as a hobby, whether you know it or not, you’re already dealing with software architecture and the processes of making architectural decisions within your applications.

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  • Progressively Adopting TypeScript in a Dojo Toolkit Application

    Progressively Adopting TypeScript in a Dojo Toolkit Application

    Rory Mulligan | June 3, 2020

    TypeScript has become a mainstay of modern web development libraries. Consuming functions and widgets written by a third party can be error-prone without some type of guidance. Introducing static typing to the interfaces doesn’t just reduce misuse, it has added benefits including intelligence code completion. Dojo Toolkit is one of the earliest libraries to facilitate

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  • A Smooth Transition: Designing for the Development Handoff

    A Smooth Transition: Designing for the Development Handoff

    Ryan Clayton | June 3, 2020

    In an olympic sprint relay, four runners operate as a team to sprint a total of four hundred meters. In order to compete at a record-setting level, an athlete needs to be capable of running one hundred meters in less than ten seconds. The training and dedication it takes to get to this level of

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