Article Roundup - June 28, 2019

Article Roundup

Firefox Will Give You a Fake Browsing History to Fool Advertisers
Tired of all those ads following you around the internet and being super creepy? Give this site a try. It’s a collaboration between mschf internet studios and Mozilla Firefox. It will open a ton of sites making you look like one of a few specific profiles.

The Future of Web Development
If you look from the outside in, web development is hard and expensive. There are a lot of things to know when doing web development: servers, networks, cloud, database, API, frontend, web browsers, styling. It takes time and resources to get people who can handle that. This article talks about one possible future for web development: writing code getting easier. The author focuses on frontend development, but in many regards, similar concepts could apply for most other development. Using components and composing applications. Take a few pieces of this for the backend, some of this for the frontend, and you can glue together an application and write less code in the process.

Maybe Agile Is the Problem
Tired of “Agile” not being so agile and leading to burn-out. Maybe it’s because you’re doing it wrong. Companies are very happy to take senior management’s money in order to make the organization more agile, but it doesn’t really work that way. You can have all the artifacts of scrum you want, but it doesn’t mean you’re following agile or getting the most benefit. Keep things simple and stick to the principles, and be willing to put in the work and go through the iterations.