The software supply chain

A quick look at the modern software production landscape

The software supply chain comprises all the technology involved in shipping a piece of code from development to its deployment in a production environment. Several actors and different technologies participate in this complex process, e.g., developers, IDEs, compilers, package managers, a so on. The success or failure of a software...

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Design for microservices!

An easy way to boost the popularity of your open-source projects

The microservice architecture style consists of small and independently deployable services that run all together around a business domain. These small services act like living cells in an organism, each providing unique functionalities to protect the health of the whole system. Microservices have transitioned from a mere buzzword ten years...

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What does it take to become a software architect?

A matter of responsibilities

Programmers and software engineers are in high demand today. In particular, those programmers who adapt to the new technological challenges and evolve their skills are more likely to grow professionally. A natural career path for experienced engineers to push forward their lifework is transitioning towards a software architect role. In...

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Hermit programmers are dead

Don't call yourself just a programmer anymore

It’s 2021, and the job market has crashed due to a ghastly global pandemic. At the same time, one particular job has taken over an idealized professional place: the computer programmer. They are perceived to be experts who know how to build, fix, and deploy software artifacts. Most of them...

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Replace the disqus commenting system on your blog

GitHub-based open-source alternatives are much better

I started using Disqus in 2018. At that time, it was arguably the leading commenting management system for both small and large websites. Its popularity was well deserved: ubiquitous integration, easy to set up, friendly admin panel, clean comment widget design, excellent spam filters, great content engaging features, etc. Three...

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Book review - The Ph.D. Grind

A tale of perseverance and learning from failure

I recently read the amazing short book titled “The Ph.D. Grind” by Prof. Philip Guo. The book (~100 pages) is a compendium of his memories, written right after finishing his Ph.D. in 2012. I felt ecstatic with such a brilliant masterpiece that I could barely put it down once I...

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