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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I attended my first Powerlifting competition last weekend called the 2015 Starting Strength Fall Classic. I played baseball and soccer as a kid, but didn’t participateÂ any sports past elementary school. ThereforeÂ this was quite a special event for me for a variety of reasons.
My original motivation was knowing I was probably seriously outmatched, I perseveredÂ to train hard for over a year and attempt to “win” anyway. After hearing my older daughter bow out of a swim race because she was convinced she’d lose so didn’t even want to try only galvanized it for me. As a father, it was my responsibility to show you do NOT give up, nor fear failure, regardless of the odds. You work hard and try. That’s it, no negotiation.
I thought I’d write how it went, what my training was like leading up to it the past 18 months, and fitness plans for the future.
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