Links 18-07-13
Jul 13, 2018
2 minute read

Dev

  • WebAssembly + Go = the future of web development – GopherAcademy cofounder Brian Ketelsen has resisted learning JavaScript and frontend development. He has been watching WebAssembly with great anticipation, and now that it supports Go, he has concluded that Wasm is the future of web development.

  • WebAssembly (abbreviated Wasm) is a safe, portable, low-level code format designed for efficient execution and compact representation. Its main goal is to enable high performance applications on the Web, but it does not make any Web-specific assumptions or provide Web-specific features, so it can be employed in other environments as well.

  • 10 Common Git Problems and How to Fix Them.

  • Introduction to Redis – A look at NoSQL memory-optimized database

  • Top 8 Data Structures for Coding Interviews and practice interview questions.

  • What machine learning means for software development – t’s poised to change the nature of software development in fundamental ways, perhaps for the first time since the invention of FORTRAN and LISP. Machine learning presents the first real challenge to our decades-old paradigms for programming. Ben Lorica and Mike Loukides (O’Reilly) examine the impact of machine learning on programming jobs.

  • Python tutorial: Best practices and common mistakes to avoid – Coding is fun, especially when your “weapon of choice” is Python! There are, however, some common mistakes that keep you from having a fun time with Python. Here’s a quick tutorial from N. Subash Reddy (Jaxenter) to help you steer away from the most common mistakes.

  • Getting ready for Java 11 – While Java 11 is not the update to set the Java world alight, it does contain some steady improvements, along with some weird adventures in garbage collection! James Sugrue (DZone/Java Zone) touches on the highlights.

Ops

  • How to become a DevOps engineer in 6 months or less – If you’re a developer looking to shift your career towards a more DevOps model, or a classically trained Ops person who would like to get a feeling of what this whole DevOps thing is all about, or neither, just looking for a career change, then read on. This is Part 1 of a multi-part series by Igor Kantor, that will turn you into a DevOps engineer in roughly no time (plus or minus a little time).

Misc

  • A survival guide for new team leaders – Full stack engineer Joseph Wynn was thrown into a team lead role without much warning and with very little support. He shares advice and best practices for anyone transitioning into a team leadership position in this survival guide.


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