Source code for Friday lab 2013-12-20

Yesterday I've uploaded full source code to Friday Lab 20131220 to GitHub. I've updated it since to read configuration from an INI file, removed some API methods unsuitable for any kind of production and in general tightened it up a bit.…

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Bitten by package versions...

My first Node.js service was a simple personal logging service that I put up at the beginning of the year. It was a personal project, hacked in a couple of weeks of very sporadic work and I didn't pay much attention to its deployment. So today I tried to…

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Friday Lab for 2013-12-20 (part 2)

Sunday, 2013-12-22 06:52 As I mentioned the other day, today I'm going to try to wrap up my PHP + MySQL push notification web service. I'll also allow myself a bit more time and do a production-quality job on module organization and abstraction. I'll be abstracting data access and the…

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Friday Lab for 2013-12-20

Leap of faith assumption: I can make a simple push notification service in a language that I have never even seen on a db I have never used in a day. UPDATED: For the wrap up to this post see the following one 05:15 Yesterday a client of mine…

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No Silver Bullet

TL;DR: 25+ years after it was written "No Silver Bullet" by Fred Brooks still delivers an extremely relevant framework for thinking about software development but don't take my word for it but read it I would like to say that I have read No Silver Bullet by Fred Brooks…

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Elastic Software Development

TL;DR: An effective software development process for the kind of software that I build needs to be high frequency and elastic to customer demands. I have just read another great post From Agile to Elastic by @ralfwen is the continuation of his previous post about which spurred me to…

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