Monthly Archives: November 2019

Issue #37: 10 Reads, A Handcrafted Weekly Newsletter For Software Developers

The time to read this newsletter is 145 minutes.

I am not bothered by the fact that I am unknown. I am bothered when I do not know others – Confucius

  1. What nobody tells you about documentation: 20 mins read. I like the way author divided technical documentation into four buckets.
    • Tutorials. They are learning oriented.
    • How-To Guides. They are problem oriented.
    • Reference: They are information oriented.
    • Explanation: They are understanding oriented.
  2. Test Desiderata: 5 mins read. This post is by Kent Beck, author of JUnit. In this post, Kent goes beyond FIRST properties of test cases.
    • Tests should be coupled to the behavior of code and decoupled from the structure of code. Seeing tests that fail on both counts
  3. Don’t Call Yourself A Programmer, And Other Career Advice 20 mins read.
  4. Testing Cloudflare workers: 20 mins read.
  5. Automated Disaster Recovery using CloudEndure: 10 mins read.
  6. AWS Lambda vs. Azure Functions: 10 Major Differences: 15 mins read.
  7. Daily Stand-up Injection of Guilt: 10 mins read. Yegor writes, “Only weak managers need daily stand-up meetings to coordinate the team, while strong ones use more formal instruments to organize the flow of information. However, as someone noted, morning meetings are not supposed to be used by managers to coordinate anyone, but “to discuss progress, impediments and to plan.” I’m not buying it.”
  8. Why Parcel Has Become My Go-To Bundler for Development: 10 mins read. An easy to read tutorial on how to start with Parcel, a zero config bundler. It really looks simple to use and comes with useful defaults.
  9. Storing 50 million events per second in Elasticsearch: How we did it: 20 mins read. A very detailed post on Datadome logs 50 million events per second for its customers to analyze and search over for a 30 day period.
  10. How Shopify Manages Petabyte Scale MySQL Backup and Restore: 15 mins read.