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(English) No-code, Low-code, Some Code and Everything In-between

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.CTO-for-hire (through Freeman Clarke) Alex Hudson recently wrote an article about what he terms "The 'No Code' Delusion": That so-called no-code and low-code tools will replace bespoke business software development entirely, no trained software developers required anymore. In a nutshell, it's the old pipe dream of just having to write a specification (in this case a visual one) and having the actual code write itself, the fallacy here of course being that the code ... Read more

(English) Konrad Zuse: Not the most correct but the least complicated theories find practical application.

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.Not the most correct but the least complicated theories find practical application. - Konrad Zuse A translated quote from one of the inventors of computers and modern computer science I read last year under a bust of Zuse near Kleiner Tiergarten in Berlin this statement is more relevant today than ever. In software development in particular we often attempt to design solutions that cover each and every possible use case - however unlikely or ... Read more

(English) JSON Web Tokens: Downsides, Best Practices and Secure and Robust Alternatives

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.JSON Web Tokens (JWTs) nowadays are commonly used for transmitting authentication data in web applications, especially those exhibiting the widespread client-server architecture where you have a fat client / single-page application written in JavaScript as a front-end and a back-end server providing REST endpoints for use by that front-end client. However, while common there are good arguments against this practice. In a nutshell, JWT often are used for storing session data such user authorization and ... Read more

(English) Boring Solutions Revisited: Choose Boring Technology by Dan McKinley

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.Dan McKinley's article on choosing boring solutions, although not exactly new anymore, has been a welcome reminder for me to revisit the topic of of using boring solutions and keeping things simple. Dan makes the point that "adding technology to your company comes with a cost" or as I stated in my own article on this subject: "The elephant in the room is: There’s an opportunity cost to everything." Most choices come with a trade-off. If ... Read more

(English) What’s Digitalisation Actually About?

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.Digitalisation, or digital transformation, as it is sometimes also called is an important subject matter as well as challenge for businesses today. Therefore, I find it strangely confusing that sometimes aspects are lumped together under this umbrella that are not or only tangentially related to what digitalisation actually is about. So, here's my - perhaps opinionated - take on what digitalisation is actually about and what it entails. In a nutshell, digitalisation comprises these ... Read more

(English) Reactive Programming with Spring Boot and Spring WebFlux

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.Reactive Programming and its functional incarnation reactive functional programming are declarative programming paradigms that with the advent of reactive extensions for JavaScript such as RxJS have become immensely popular. The JavaScript event loop and the run-to-completion behaviour it entails as well as Node.js's non-blocking I/O calls lend themselves to an event-driven programming style that deals with asynchronous behaviour where both number and frequency of events aren't known beforehand. Reactor is a library that introduces ... Read more

(English) Manfred Steyer @ AngularConnect 2018: Architectures for huge Angular based enterprise applications

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(English) State of JavaScript Survey: 2018 Edition – Criticism from an Angular Perspective

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.Recently, the results of the 2018 edition of the State of JavaScript survey have been published. As usual, the report comes with handy categories such as front-end, data layer, testing or mobile. While I very much support the idea of creating a yearly survey of the JavaScript landscape and this survey in particular, which I have been supporting since its inception, there's a major issue with this year's edition: In contrast to its previous editions the ... Read more

(English) Nonsense We Put up With: Complexity, Agile Gone Wrong and Enterprise Decision Making

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.Recently, I've come across a few articles that - although about ostensibly different subjects - share a common theme: When trying to create business value through software and devising the structures required to do so we all too often put up with wasteful processes, politics and toxic behaviour patterns that not only do not contribute to our goal but are downright detrimental. First, there's this transcript of a talk Martin Fowler gave at Agile ... Read more

(English) Keep it simple, stupid

Leider ist der Eintrag nur auf Britisches Englisch verfügbar.As something of a follow-up on my article on using boring solutions from two weeks ago I'd like to point you to a blog post by Justin Etheredge, cofounder of software development company Simple Thread: Software Complexity Is Killing Us In this post Justin outlines in which ways software development has become easier in the past few decades and also points out the ways in which it hasn't. Most of the complexity of software applications accumulates ... Read more
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