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An Object-Oriented Language for the '20s

Object-oriented programming is out of fashion now, and it has been for a while. Rarely are new programming languages intentionally object-oriented. And there are good reasons for this: OO often requires a lot of boilerplate, it forces code into unnatural object hierarchies, and it encourages hidden mutable state.

Beyond REST

Many organizations are embracing GraphQL as a way to unify their enterprise-wide data model and provide a single entry point for navigating a sea of structured data with its network of related entities. Such efforts are laudable but often entail multiple calendar quarters of coordination between internal organizations followed by the development and integration of all relevant entities into a single monolithic graph.

The SPACE of Developer Productivity

Developer productivity is complex and nuanced, with important implications for software development teams. A clear understanding of defining, measuring, and predicting developer productivity could provide organizations, managers, and developers with the ability to make higher-quality software—and make it more efficiently.

REST vs. GraphQL vs. gRPC

REST, GraphQL, and gRPC are 3 popular forms client-server and server-to-server communication. Choosing can be difficult, so this concise guide can help. In each section, an example will be provided to illustrate retrieving a user.

Can We Stop Pretending SMS Is Secure Now?

SMS text messages were already the weakest link securing just about anything online, mainly because there are tens of thousands of employees at mobile stores who can be tricked or bribed into swapping control over a mobile phone number to someone else. Now we’re learning about an entire ecosystem of companies that anyone could use to silently intercept text messages intended for other mobile users.

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