Tag: Code refactoring
From first principles: Why Scala?
Posted on February 5, 2021, Level beginner Resource Length medium
Scala, first appearing in 2004, is neither an old stalwart nor a new player in the programming language market. This post will discuss the unique combination of features that Scala provides and how it compares to other languages on the market, diving beneath the superficial experience to explore the fundamentals of the language. By Haoyi.
What is a Computed Property in Swift?
Posted on January 16, 2021, Level beginner Resource Length short
Computed properties are part of a family of property types in Swift. Stored properties are the most common which save and return a stored value whereas computed ones are a bit different. By Antoine van der Lee.
Rust vs Go
Posted on November 7, 2020, Level beginner Resource Length long
Which is better, Rust or Go? Which language should you choose for your next project, and why? How do the two compare in areas like performance, simplicity, safety, features, scale, and concurrency? By John Arundel.
Why I'm excited about Cloudflare's automatic platform optimization for WordPress
Posted on October 8, 2020, Level intermediate Resource Length medium
Cloudflare released “Automatic Platform Optimization” (APO), a new performance optimization service for WordPress sites. By Brian Li.
Exploring site speed optimisations with WebPageTest and Cloudflare Workers
Posted on October 7, 2020, Level intermediate Resource Length medium
One of the common questions often asked by clients is "What difference will the changes you're recommending make to our site's speed"? By Andy Davies.
Posted on October 4, 2020, Level beginner Resource Length short
Railway oriented programming in Scala
Posted on August 1, 2020, Level advanced Resource Length long
An article by Pierre Jambet about his discovery of Railway Oriented Programming (ROP).
Top 5 threats to apis servicing mobile apps
Posted on July 20, 2020, Level beginner Resource Length short
David Stewart put together this blog post about security threats to APIs. As mobile apps become increasingly paramount to operating successfully in today's markets, a big question mark over API security is raised. Gartner has previously predicted that by 2022, "API abuses will be the most-frequent attack vector resulting in data breaches for enterprise web applications." Since every mobile app out there is powered by APIs, securing them is clearly a top priority.
REST API with Elixir/Phoenix - beginner's tutorial
Posted on July 18, 2020, Level beginner Resource Length medium
For this tutorial, we are going to write a simple Books REST API with database persistence using PostgreSQL. The requirements are to have a single endpoint on /api/books that allows CRUD operations over the books resource. By Dairon Medina Caro.
Mastering AWS Kinesis data streams
Posted on July 14, 2020, Level advanced Resource Length long
An article by Anahit Pogosova in which she describes how she has been working with AWS Kinesis Data Streams for several years, dealing with over 0.5TB of streaming data per day. Rather than telling you about all the reasons why you should use Kinesis Data Streams (plenty is written on that subject), she will talk about the things you should know when working with the service.
C# Delegates with IoC containers and Dependency Injection
Posted on May 26, 2020, Level intermediate Resource Length long
Developers are usually encouraged to do dependency injection with interfaces. Some developers don't know that they can do dependency injection with delegates, and there are good reasons to do this. By Christian Findlay.
How to refactor code that has no tests using the Golden Master technique
Posted on May 11, 2020, Level intermediate Resource Length short
The number one rule when refactoring is to always have tests in place before you start refactoring. Without tests, refactoring becomes a risky endeavor. Written by Mak.