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Guide to Web Authentication

Often a password is all that lies between a malicious user and our bank accounts, social media accounts, and other sensitive data.

False Assumptions Programmers Make About Maps

Famously, engineers tend to make wrong assumptions about a lot of things: Names and time are two well-known examples. Maps are a rich source of edge cases. Especially when you start dealing with global maps, be prepared: That weird situation you assume does not exist? Somewhere in the world, it does.

CAP or no CAP? Understanding when the CAP theorem applies and what it means

The CAP theorem might be the most misunderstood idea in computer science. If you’re looking to understand the CAP theorem through a series of examples, you’re in the right place.

The Grug Brained Developer

grug brain developer not very smart, but grug brain developer program many long year and learn some things although mostly still confused

Effective Software Testing – A Developer’s Guide

The book also covers many other common topics relevant for developers writing automatic tests, such as: test-driven development, mocking, designing for testability, and property-based testing. The author does a good job describing these. I especially like the code examples – they are larger than the most basic cases, but still small enough to easily keep in your head.


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