Engineering

147 posts
Embracing brownfield projects & legacy code in SaaS

Embracing brownfield projects & legacy code in SaaS

Balancing innovation with stability is key in managing SaaS legacy code. You explore phased implementations, leveraging existing assets, and continuous learning to maximize legacy code potential. Ideal for tech leads and founders.

Understanding and managing technical debt and legacy code: a guide for founders

Understanding and managing technical debt and legacy code: a guide for founders

Discover effective strategies for managing technical debt and legacy code in software development. This comprehensive guide for founders explores the causes, impacts, and solutions to maintain sustainable growth and high-quality code.

Backups. How much is enough?

Backups. How much is enough?

Google Cloud's data loss incident highlights the need for robust backups. Regular backups and storing snapshots are crucial. Practicing data restoration every 6-12 months ensures readiness. Adapt strategies as systems evolve to manage data loss risks effectively.

“Fake” e2e tests with react-testing-library

“Fake” e2e tests with react-testing-library

How to run fake e2e tests using react-testing-librabry? Here's a quick tutorial on how to speed up your feedback loop when working in front end applications.

Building a React Native/Flutter app is more than coding

Building a React Native/Flutter app is more than coding

Explore the essentials of cross-platform mobile app development. Learn about design, feature parity, performance, and user experience across iOS and Android with insights on React Native and Flutter. Optimize your development process with key tips on app stores and integration.

PHP lied to me

PHP lied to me

We discuss the challenges of using PHPStan at its strictest level for type checking, particularly with 'mixed' types. It explores solutions like using strval() and creating custom functions, but ultimately, the author opts to lower PHPStan's strictness due to complexity, ending with mixed feelings.

Automating malware scanning on uploaded files

Automating malware scanning on uploaded files

Implementing a malware scan for file uploads using ClamAV on DigitalOcean, this post details setting up a pragmatic solution despite infrastructure limitations. It covers the initial approach, technical setup, challenges, and potential improvements for a secure file-handling system.

Why AI?

Why AI?

Will AI take over our jobs? Should we, as software developers, be using AI? How should I use AI in my job? How will this all evolve? Here's my personal findings on the topic.

Be boring

Be boring

In discussions with non-tech managers, buzzwords often mask understanding. My view: use tech pragmatically, focusing on proven tools. Innovation matters, but clarity and long-term stability are key. Managers should demystify tech jargon and ensure meaningful application.

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