Your Serverless function has a secret... maybe it's a password for a remote API, a private key, or signing certificate. These secrets have to be stored somewhere, and in the old days that usually meant just a plaintext config file on your server. Sure, you could encrypt it, but then you have to put the key on the server, and you haven't gained anything except a bit of obfuscation. Or you could use more complex schemes, like Hiera-Eyaml, which is a small improvement, but you've really just moved…
June 1, 2018
With the release of Angular 6.0 in May 2018, the framework has been updated to depend on version 6.0 of the RxJS library. RxJS 6.0 has some breaking changes compared to RxJS 5.5 and older, specifically in the handling of some of the methods of the Observable class. This will affect the way Angular developers write API calls and handle other asynchronous processing in the future. This post outlines some of the changes and how to update your API calls to the new syntax.
May 23, 2018
Recently, I helped spearhead our department’s adoption of centralized static code analysis. I worked with one of our mobile engineers to research various tools and create a decision matrix for comparing options. I’ve introduced new tools to my team before, but this was my first time selecting a tool that would be rolled out and used by my entire engineering department. It was also our department’s first time trying centralized static code analysis.
May 21, 2018
Machine learning is a field of computer science where mathematical systems “learn” from massive data to adjust their internal models using linear algebra and statistics. It is not a new discipline; machine learning has actually been around for decades but only recently did it get the exposure to make it popular.
May 21, 2018
One of the biggest announcements for Android™ developers from Google IO 2018 was the announcement of Android Jetpack. Android Jetpack is a collection of libraries and guidelines for developing Android applications. Most of these libraries we have seen before, including the Architecture Components released last year at Google IO. Some, are the newly refactored Support libraries, which have been renamed AndroidX.
May 11, 2018
We’re just starting the week of Google IO 2018 and already there’s a major announcement, before the event’s official start. Android Things has been moved out of beta is now at version 1.0.
May 7, 2018
I'm often asked for career path advice by up-and-coming professionals in the project management space. Though there are a lot of great topics to discuss around this career path, inevitably, one particular question always arises, "should I get my PMP certification?" Before I write anything else, I’ll preface by saying that my recommendation on getting the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification varies based on several factors.
May 1, 2018
At our company we are known for having a great culture. You can feel it when you walk in: people are at ease, they obviously enjoy what they do and the people they work with. But what drives a great culture? What continues to sustain it and how do you know it when you get there?
April 25, 2018
Note: This is the second post in a series about the different roles I end up carrying out as a Quality Assurance Engineer. You can check out the first post here, where I talk about wearing my Tester hat!
April 6, 2018
For a recent project, we were tasked to consume the client's internal data from a custom API. Now, this scenario was lucky for us, the API provides a total item count of about 5000, but when queried with a start date, it provides all revisions of items between then and now. The premise was that the data was to be downloaded at regular intervals, so that content editors didn't need to copy and past to keep product information up to date.
April 5, 2018