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(English) Blogumentation

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.I'm not sure if he actually came up with the term 'blogumentation' but software quality engineer Jamie Tanna features quite prominently when searching for it so at the very least he appears to be one of its more avid and deliberate users. Anyway, while the term 'blogumentation' might be somewhat obscure the concept behind this particular portmanteau is a seminal one. Basically, it derives from the insight that often the best way to learn ... Read more

(English) The 5 Levels of Logging Explained by Orhan Kavrakoğlu

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.In this article Orhan Kavrakoğlu explains the logging levels commonly used in software alongside with some pertinent examples as well as recommendations and best practices such as in which case to use which particular log level and how to present them to the target audience (i.e. other developers, system administrators or DevOps people) so they get noticed in accordance with their respective importance and urgency. As mentioned here before seemingly trivial improvements such as ... Read more

(English) Artur Śmiarowski’s Guidelines for Writing Readable Code

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.Code means communication has become a bit of a mantra for me. Source code isn't just the means by which you translate requirements into commands and structures a machine can understand. Source code also communicates your intent as a designer and engineer as to what a particular piece of software is supposed to do. If written in a clear and comprehensible manner code can serve as an authoritative design specification with no or little ... Read more

(English) Tool Suggestion – NGD: Angular Dependencies Graph

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.When working on a larger codebase knowing about the dependencies between components is crucial, particularly so when you're trying to understand how an existing application works. NGD - Angular Dependencies Graph (part of the Compodoc documentation suite for Angular) is a tool that - as the name suggests - generates dependency graphs (i.e. boxes and arrows) for Angular applications. Dependency graphs give you a high-level overview of an application's architecture and hence are a ... Read more