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(English) ‚Agile‘ isn’t a new way of doing software development, it’s the normal way

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.Recently, during a conversation on software development "methodologies" (just the word "methodology" makes me cringe because it's a needlessly convoluted and complicated notion) one of the participants said something along the lines of "'Agile' isn't for everyone. Most people just aren't cut out for doing software development that way.". I strongly contest that notion. 'Agile' has become some bullshit bingo term that's slung around in order to perpetuate precisely those misconceptions the Agile Manifesto ... Read more

(English) Dan Bricklin – Inventor of the Electronic Spreadsheet

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.Today startup entrepreneurs are celebrated for disrupting industries and changing the world. Marc Andreessen is famously quoted with the statement "Software is eating the world!". Back in the days when software was nothing but a nascent industry, Dan Bricklin both changed the world with software, disrupted not one industry but several at the same time and in fact almost single-handedly created the industry of small business software. His name nowadays isn't exactly well known ... Read more

(English) Keeping database schemas up-to-date with Flyway

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.At least ever since Ruby on Rails' Active Record Migrations put an emphasis on keeping database schemas consistent with your software's source code both during development and in production database migration tools have become a staple in modern software development. Database migration (or database refactoring as this technique is sometimes called as well) tools allow you to apply data definition language (DDL) statements like "CREATE TABLE ..." or "ALTER ..." to databases in an ... Read more

(English) Learning React Native Through Responsiveness and Instant Feedback

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.React Native Express is an interactive guide that enables you to learn React Native right in the browser. Getting started with React Native - and React for that matter - can be quite daunting. While the framework itself isn't all that difficult to grasp there are quite a few tools like transpilers such as Babel and state management libraries like Redux which are required for getting productive with React Native. React Native Express attempts ... Read more