How to Rewrite Your Bedrock Application While Remaining Operational It’s tough to get buy-in that your whole application needs to be scrapped and rewritten. Instead, maybe keeping it running while slowly changing out the guts is a better option. This article talks about how Chargify changed the wheels on the bus but kept it moving. Why Do Leaders Treat Programmers Like Children? Most developers have had one of those days where they get fed up with the managers on their project.
Article Roundup - February 1, 2019 Big Win for Web Accessibility in Domino’s Pizza Case I didn’t expect I would ever include an article from a law office, but here we are. Apparently, a case has been making its way through the California courts pertaining to Domino’s website and mobile apps and a lack of accessibility for individuals who are blind. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Americans with Disabilities Act does apply to Dominos’ website and apps because Dominos is a place of public accommodation.
18F Methods Design isn’t all about “making it look pretty”. Design is about making something usable and easy to look at. This site is created by the US government in order to share a collection of tools that describe how their teams put human-centered design into practice. The main focus of human-centered design is incorporating feedback from the actual people you are designing for, not just the people who are having you design something.
Amazon DocumentDB AWS has released a new database service called DocumentDB that is compatible with the MongoDB 3.6 API. This new product has set off a firestorm of tweets and articles with titles like “Amazon Web Services calls MongoDB’s licensing bluff with DocumentDB, a new managed database” and “AWS vs. open source: DocumentDB is the latest battlefront”. It’s no secret that AWS has been wrapping automation and UIs around open source projects for a while and then managing the infrastructure and selling it as a service, and they aren’t the only ones.
Microsoft Edge: Making the web better through more open source collaboration Microsoft announced that they will be contributing to Chromium, the open source project behind Google Chrome, and will bring Microsoft Edge “to a Chromium-compatible web platform”. I read that as they will begin using the guts of Chromium for many features of Microsoft Edge. This sounds like great news, no more waiting for months or years for Microsoft to implement features other browsers have.
I have a freelance project I’ve been working on that needed to be setup to allow tasks to be retried automatically. The application depends upon an integration between two 3rd-party systems, and those systems only sync up at certain intervals. If one system didn’t have the information I needed to wait until it did. So I started looking at different scheduling and queueing systems to see if something already existed that would work for my situation.
Managing Kubernetes Just Got a Lot Simpler Another cloud provider has entered the managed Kubernetes cluster arena. DigitalOcean opened their service this past week for limited availability. I took a look at it and they did not add much of an interface to manage the cluster, only to add and scale nodes. It depends heavily on the Kubernetes CLI tool. Announcing Open Source of WPF, Windows Forms, and WinUI at Microsoft Connect(); 2018
I’ve really come to like using GitHub’s GraphQL API, but I have come across some aggravating things relating to their documentation. The documentation for rate limits talks about the node limit and their system of a “rate limit score”, but that isn’t all there is. In one of the applications I have been working on we are getting messages about their abuse rate limits. That wasn’t something we expected because it was never referenced in the GraphQL documentation, it is part of the v3 REST API documentation.