Monday, November 29, 2021

podcast: AWS.FM

excellent podcast!

podcast interview

Episode #120: Mastering AWS Freelancing with Adam Elmore

12 AWS certifications in 6 weeks

free online book: Software Engineering at Google

book: Software Engineering at Google


podcast interview with the author

Abseil is an open source collection of C++ libraries drawn from the most fundamental pieces of Google’s internal codebase. These libraries are the nuts-and-bolts that underpin almost everything Google runs. Bits and pieces of these APIs are embedded in most of our open source projects, and Abseil aims to bring them together into one comprehensive project. Abseil encompasses the most basic building blocks of Google’s codebase: code that is production-tested and will be fully maintained for years to come.

Sunday, November 28, 2021

AWS re:Invent, BugBust Challenge

AWS BugBust

Python and Java Developers of all skill levels, can compete to fix as many software bugs as possible and win milestone prizes, glory and the title of the Ultimate AWS BugBuster!

The challenge will start at 10AM PST on 11/29.


Friday, November 26, 2021

Multithreaded JavaScript with Workers

 Multithreaded JavaScript: book @ O'Reilly

Thanks to recent advancements in the language--such as the Atomics and SharedArrayBuffers objects and Web Workers in the browser--JavaScript is now a multi-threaded language. 

Multithreading Javascript. A Look Into Web Workers | by Max Peng | Techtrument | Medium

Multithreading with NodeJS is a reality! | by RΓ©my Villulles | Level Up Coding

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

multi-cloud, multi $B DoD project

DoD picks Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Oracle for multibillion dollar project to replace JEDI Cloud

The Defense Department on Friday issued formal solicitations to Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Google and Oracle for its highly-anticipated Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability (JWCC) program, the multibillion dollar project intended to replace its ill-fated JEDI Cloud contract.

Monday, November 22, 2021

Azure Logic Apps & Power Automate (low code, workflow tools)

What Is Azure Logic Apps

"logic apps" is a low code workflow platform for building apps

"power automate" is a application building tool that is using logic apps under the hood

Power Automate vs Logic Apps | Microsoft Docs

Power Automate and Azure Logic Apps are workflow services that can automate your processes business or system and integrate with Microsoft and 3rd party services with over 300 connectors. These powerful services are designed to get you going quickly, building the workflow between business services providing that familiarity without having the steep learning curve.

Power Automate provides a user-friendly and focused experience within Office 365 that can easy to get end-users going once assigned an appropriate license.

Azure Logic Apps provide the same user-friendly designer surface similar to Power Automate with the option to build complex integration solutions, utilise advanced development tools, DevOps and monitoring, if required.

Both options aim to significantly reduce the effort and quickly build and automate processes between services, allowing you to focus on higher-value tasks.

Power Automate: Office 365 tool

Power Automate Web Designer

Logic Apps: dev tools

Mobile view of Power Automate

Integration and automation platform options in Azure | Microsoft Docs

Power Automate, Logic Apps, Functions, and WebJobs

Overview for Azure Logic Apps - Azure Logic Apps | Microsoft Docs

Group and run actions by scope - Azure Logic Apps | Microsoft Docs

Pricing - Logic Apps | Microsoft Azure

What Is Azure Logic Apps

Azure podcast Episode 389 - Azure Logic Apps

Azure Logic Apps documentation | Microsoft Docs

Introduction to Azure Logic Apps - Learn | Microsoft Docs

GitHub - Azure/logicapps: Azure Logic Apps labs, samples, and tools

Sunday, November 21, 2021

No Code, Low Code => Smart Code?

Old and modern "low code" tools and solution all seem to assume that efficiency could be increased by hiding complexity, and making it "easy" to produce code without real knowledge. 

The reality is that successful tools "empower" knowledgeable developers to create better solutions.
So focus on "smart" tools for good "developers" will be (at least) 100x more productive 
that "easy" tools for "non-developers". 

Just my 5c... supported by evidence of many successful startups and sw companies. 

and here is a informative, while opinionated view from O'Reilly...

"Programmers know their jobs won’t disappear with a broadscale low-code takeover (even low-code is built on code), but undeniably their roles as programmers will shift as more companies adopt low-code solutions."

surprising marketing didn't (yet) "invent" TLA (three-letter-acronym) for it 


 VW shows why you'd be dumb to buy one of its ICE cars now - Electrek

Saturday, November 20, 2021

AWS Copilot vs. GitHub Copilot (confusing?)

"naming is hard"...

AWS Copilot (tool for ECS deployments)

AWS Copilot is designed for both existing ECS users, and new ECS users who want to move beyond manual management of lower-level infrastructure, and instead just start thinking about their application and its lifecycle. Copilot creates modern application deployments

GitHub Copilot (AI powered code tool)

With GitHub Copilot, get suggestions for whole lines or entire functions right inside your editor.

React: replace useState with useRef

 How to replace useState with useRef and be a winner

React depends on state to make your app dynamic. That is the core functionality of a front-end framework

When not to use React state
  • non-react state is easier to work with. Updates to non-react state are synchronous — no need to put stuff that reads an updated value

  • updating a non-react state doesn’t trigger a re-render.

  • Not using react state helps avoid a problem I call render thrashing

  • react state carries more semantics, and overusing it makes your app seem more complex.

useRef returns a mutable ref object whose .current property is initialized to the passed argument (initialValue). The returned object will persist for the full lifetime of the component.

Friday, November 19, 2021

book: Git for Programmers by By Jesse Liberty

Jesse Liberty is well known author of many books about many programming technologies over many years, mostly Microsoft related. Apparently moving to Git, likely a useful book.

Git for Programmers | Packt

Git for Programmers @ OReilly Learning

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Dagger: "universal deployment engine"

 A universal deployment engine with Sam Alba & Solomon Hykes, co-founders of Dagger (Ship It! #23) |> Changelog

...talking to Sam Alba, Docker’s first employee, and Solomon Hykes, the Docker co-founder. Together with Andrea Luzzardi, they are the creators of Dagger, a universal deployment engine that trades YAML for CUE, and uses Buildkit as the runtime.

Dagger docs - request early access via

Introducing Buildkit - 2017 - TΓ΅nis Tiigi

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

GitLab vs GitHub value

 GitLab jumps 35% in its Nasdaq debut after code-sharing company priced IPO above expected range

 The stock opened closed at $103.89, pushing GitLab’s market cap to $14.9 billion

Microsoft acquired GitHub in 2018 for $7.5 billion, and since that time GitLab has grown rapidly as the only big independent player in the market

Microsoft’s Stock Gained 240% In Last 3 Years, Will The Gains Continue?

7.5 * 3.4 = $25B

Weather API

Top 8 Best Free Weather APIs (2021) [25+ Reviewed]

Pricing - OpenWeatherMap

60 calls/minute
1,000,000 calls/month

Weather API - OpenWeatherMap

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

React Final Form


Framework agnostic, high performance, subscription-based form state management

React Final Form

GitHub - final-form/final-form: 🏁 Framework agnostic, high performance, subscription-based form state management

Zero dependencies

✅ Framework agnostic

✅ Opt-in subscriptions - only update on the state you need!

✅ πŸ’₯ 5.1k gzipped πŸ’₯

React Final Form with Erik Rasmussen podcast @ sw eng daily

Monday, November 15, 2021

JavaScript + Rust, Go, WASM

 Rust Is The Future of JavaScript Infrastructure – Lee Robinson

Rust is a fast, reliable, and memory-efficient programming language. It's been voted the most loved programming language six years in a row (survey). Created by Mozilla, it's now used at FacebookAppleAmazonMicrosoft, and Google for systems infrastructure, encryption, virtualization, and more low-level programming.

Rust helps developers write fast software that's memory-efficient. It's a modern replacement for languages like C++ or C with a focus on code safety and concise syntax.

Deno, created in 2018, is a simple, modern, and secure runtime for JavaScript and TypeScript that uses V8 and is built with Rust. It's an attempt to replace Node.js, written by the original creators of Node.js. 

esbuild, created in January 2020, is a JavaScript bundler and minifier 10-100x faster than existing tools written in Go.

The Rust version probably could be made to work at an equivalent speed with enough effort. But at a high level, Go was much more enjoyable to work with. This is a side project and it has to be fun for me to work on it. – Evan, Creator of esbuild (Source)

Rome, created in August 2020, is a linter, compiler, bundler, test runner, and more, for JavaScript, TypeScript, HTML, JSON, Markdown, and CSS. They aim to replace and unify the entire frontend development toolchain. It's created by Sebastian, who also created Babel.

Rome is currently written in TypeScript and runs on Node.js. But they're now working on rewriting in Rust.