There are always fads, but sometimes the fads have reasons they are fads. Question from a reader:
“I’m fine re-architecting our various software applications used internally usingÂ Backbone/Angular for the front-end. However, why would I use Node for the back-end when my Spring MVC SOAP Java business layer works just fine?”
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On my last project, I managed a team developing an application to manage hospitality locations. Given our requirements were constantly in flux, the contracts were on a short cycle, and the team was generally new to enterprise software development, I chose a Kanban style approach to managing and delivering it. I wanted to share with you the rationale, methodology, challenges, and the surprising change to my role while on the project.
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Travelled to Slovakia 3 weeks back to speak about Angular 2 in Bratislava at the OpenSlava conference. Just a basic overview of Angular 2 vs 1. I dove into what docs I could find, took John Papa’s sample Angular 2 project out for a spin, played with a few language implementations.
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The last tech I got to have fun with on my vacation was MongoDB. It’s a NoSQL database, meaning, it doesn’t use theÂ common SQL. It stands for “Not Only SQL”, but they market it to people like me so I call it “No SQL thank god”. Instead, it stores JSON objects which it calls documents. They’re stored as BSON: binary JSON.
Given my recent delusions of grandeur once I got login in Node + deployment of Node working, the world was my oyster, so I dove headlong into Mongo. Once I learned how to navigate to the real documentation, I felt right at home.
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