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Article Roundup - January 4, 2019

Infinite Data Structures In JavaScript This is an interesting exercise in iterators, generators, and general data structures and is worth a read. The methods shown in the article have their limitations, but it is pretty cool to see everything put together. EU to fund bug bounty programs for 14 open source projects starting January 2019 The European Union is helping to fund bug bounty programs for 7-zip, Apache Kafka, Apache Tomcat, Digital Signature Services (DSS), Drupal, Filezilla, FLUX TL, the GNU C Library (glibc), KeePass, midPoint, Notepad++, PuTTY, the Symfony PHP framework, VLC Media Player, and WSO2.

Article Roundup - December 21, 2018

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.

Article Roundup - December 14, 2018

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

Article Roundup - December 7, 2018

Simple and Easy Mentorship with a Mentoring Agreement At work, we have a concept called “Managing Consultant”. Everyone has one and they are basically your manager for everything other than money and discipline, they are there to help you with your career and help advise you. Basically a formal mentor. It’s something I’m interested in working towards and I think this type of agreement could be a helpful tool for establishing the right relationship and to keep things runnings smoothly.

Article Roundup - November 30, 2018

Cloud Diagrams & Notes This site has a cool collection of graphics and cheat sheets for different aspects of Amazon AWS. A lot of them look good enough to get them printed and hung up in an office. Letting Go Throughout a career, if you shift into positions with any leadership aspects, there is a shift that happens. It’s not just your work that matters. It’s the work of everyone around you that also starts to matter more.

Article Roundup - November 23, 2018

The State of JavaScript 2018 The 2018 State of JavaScript report has been released. I haven’t dug through the results but there are always interesting things to find. Currents: A Seasonal Report on Developer Trends in the Cloud DigitalOcean puts out a seasonal report on developer trends. This report coincided with their Hacktoberfest event and focuses on Open Source technology and how developers interact and contribute to it. Big List of Naughty Strings

Article Roundup - November 16, 2018

Simple Git Rebases I’m tooting my own horn here, but this is an article I wrote that I felt was especially helpful. Git rebases get a very bad wrap, but that is understandable with how destructive they can be if you don’t follow the rules. The important thing to remember is you can rebase your commits to your heart’s content if they have never been sent to your repository. In this article, I talk a bit about my use case, how I kept things straight, and all the steps I went through.

Article Roundup - November 09, 2018

Introducing reCAPTCHA v3: the new way to stop bots Google has announced their latest version of reCAPTCHA. This time it is an API that computes a score and lets you decide what to do based on that. From the looks of things, this new API takes advantage of the data that Google accumulates from across the web and from all the pages you add the reCAPTCHA v3 code to. It can provide a much better user experience, but it is also likely tracking your visitors.

Article Roundup - November 02, 2018

The Illustrated TLS Connection: Every Byte Explained Have you ever wanted to really understand TLS? I mean really understand it? TLS is used to secure connections on the web, so at least some understand can be very useful. This page has a detailed but easy to understand walkthrough of TLS 1.2. GitHub Actions GitHub announced Actions at GitHub Universe the other week. They seek to be an easy way to automate workflows on GitHub.

Article Roundup - October 26, 2018

MODALZ MODALZ MODALZ Modals can be a divisive subject when building applications. This site gives some different options and advice around the use of modals. Node.js Foundation and JS Foundation Announce Intent to Create Joint Organization to Support the Broad Node.js and JavaScript Communities The Node.js Foundation and the JS Foundation announced their intention to merge, though they will not finalize anything until they have received feedback from the communities.