Archi & Techno

Clean Node – Part 1

I have been working with Node.js for almost 6 years now (started back in 2012 with 0.6.10). During these years, co-workers have been asking me the same question over and over again: "What does your application look like?". It is now time to answer this question (or at least try to) !

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Archi & Techno

The Wizard: Side effects

See the previous episode here. He has questions. Nevertheless, he has not yet arrived. And you know you have answers. You interrupt your summoning, and sit down. You can continue in another moment. Everything happens for a reason. You just hope the reason is good. N appears right next to you. Hey, what’s up? I'm setting up the auto-scaling configuration of the new project. Nothing huge. Cool. I need some help. He has progressed immensely since the last time you saw him. People are starting to…

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Software Craftsmanship

The semicircle (episode 11 — Boxes and Arrows)

You're running late, and not just a little late. You throw your bag under the table and boot up your PC. “Hi! Sorry I’m so late! You say hello to Jeremy, Audrey, and Farid. Audrey says: “Maria came by. She was looking for you.” “Did she say what for?” Hmmm - ‘I’m waiting for an action plan. I don't see anything coming. I'm worried’ “OK” Not OK. This action plan that Maria is waiting for has been spinning in your head for over a week…

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The Twelve-Factors Kubernetes

“Kubernetes is the Linux of the cloud”This quote by Kelsey Hightower during the Kubecon 2017 in Austin emphasize the rise of Kubernetes among modern cloud infrastructures. This rise is partly driven by the developers community, but also by the web giants such as Google, Amazon, Alibaba or Red Hat who have invested a lot on this technology, and keep contributing to its improvement and smoothening its integration to their respective ecosystems. EKS for AWS, GKE for Google and AKS for Azure are good illustrations of…

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Software Craftsmanship

The semicircle (episode 10 — Either … or …)

The Eye-Brain Law: To a certain extent, mental power can compensate for observational weakness. The Brain-Eye Law: To a certain extent, observational power can compensate for mental weakness. Jerry Weinberg "I received your email. I get what you want to do. But, what's the goal?" Comfortably secured in a state-of-the-art ergonomic seat, and protected by a natural fortification of edible, combustible, destructible, fungible, flexible, securely-fixed, decay-prone, sensitive and transmissible elements, Mazare observes both you and Jeremy. Jeremy answers, "We would like to analyze the lead…

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Edge Computing : learn to delegate

While the interest for the Internet of Things by companies is no longer to be proven, this area continues to give a hard time to experts, as for security and architecture. Indeed, the multiplication of data sources brings a reflection on the architecture of networks. As Satya Nadella (Microsoft CEO) said on stage in 2017: "When I joined Microsoft in 1992, all Internet traffic was 100 gigabytes a day. Today is 17.5 million times that amount ... per second! "And we are only at the…

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Software Craftsmanship

The semicircle (episode 9 — What is to be done ?)

Since practical computation demands that implicit assumptions be brought out into the open, it is no coincidence that computer programmers are attracted to an approach devoted to studying how people make assumptions. -- Gerald Weinberg. number: 4240 date: 08/29/2017 status: in progress type: bug severity: serious submitter: C. COURDEL nature: partial budget carry forward does not work description: I skip the budgeted year, perform a partial carryover, option: without exceeding, I submit the form, nothing happens! Owner : _ Resolution status: _ You've just opened…

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