Article Roundup - Week of July 15, 2018

July 20, 2018 • Article Roundup

VS Code Can Do That?
I’m a big fan of VS Code. This site showcases a lot of features and extensions that you may not know about.

Using API Gateways to Facilitate Your Transition from Monolith to Microservices
Transitioning a monolithic application into a collection of services is quite the challenge. One often overlooked tool to help with that migration is an API Gateway. This article goes through some of the different ways to transition things and how a gateway can help.

My commit message workflow
Git commit messages don’t seem to matter much until you need to figure out why someone made a change. That’s when commit messages with no useful information become frustrating. Things just get worse when that person is no longer around and there is no one to ask. This article touches just a bit on what a commit message should have. Most of the article revolves around helping you set up your environment to make writing good commit messages easier.

Building the Google Photos Web UI – Google Design – Medium
If you have never used Google Photos then you should probably go do that. It provides an amazing experience even when looking at massive photo libraries. Google put a lot of work into making it work that well. This article goes through many of the challenges they had and how they handled them. It’s long but well worth a read.

Jason Butz's profile picture

Jason Butz is a software engineer and cloud architect with a strong focus on JavaScript, TypeScript, Node, and AWS. Jason has a love for open-soure software and a passion for building scalable, secure, and reliable applications.