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Building Secure JavaScript Applications

January 18, 2018

Tips and best practices on how to build secure JavaScript applications


Deploying Applications Using Kubernetes

July 12, 2018

By 2017, 71% of us were using Kubernetes. This article helps you master Kubernetes, so you can deploy applications with confidence.


Using Kubernetes for Local Development

March 18, 2018

This article walks you through how you can develop an application locally using Kubernetes


Using GitHub for comments on your blog

October 7, 2017

A free Disqus alternative using GitHub comments, mainly for blogs with developer audiences


On Releasing Major Software Versions

November 17, 2020

As software engineers, the goal is always to improve the quality of the software we help develop, especially if other engineers are depending on this quality to complete their own projects. However, these improvements come with a price.

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Using Skaffold and LocalStack to Develop Cloud Applications Locally

May 13, 2018

This article helps you set up your local environment, so you can develop against AWS services locally, without provisioning any resources in the cloud


How to handle errors in Express

November 30, 2017

On creating a unified error handling logic for your Express applications


Node.js Async Function Best Practices

October 23, 2017

Mastering async functions in Node.js - error handling, parallel execution and complex control flows


6 Quick Tips to Build Your Blog From Scratch

October 1, 2020

Modern web development came a long way. This article is a summary of how you can build your blog using React, Next.js and Base Web.


You Might Not Need Homebrew

May 23, 2018

Instead of Homebrew, Docker may be just fine


The State of Node.js Security - April, 2018

April 24, 2018

A quick update on Node.js Security - npm acquires the Node.js security project, npm 6 ships with `npm audit`


Health Checks and Graceful Shutdown for Node.js Applications

December 7, 2017

Terminus adds graceful shutdown and health checks for your applications


Browser automation revisited - meet Puppeteer

November 12, 2017

Puppeteer is a Node library which provides an API to control headless Chrome over the DevTools Protocol.


What's new in Node.js 9?

November 2, 2017

Node.js 8 became the LTS version on 31 October 2017, and Node.js 9 became the current Node.js version


Node.js Security Overview

October 12, 2017

A look at where we are with Node.js security, and what you can do to keep your customer's data safe


Coding as an Engineering Manager

November 1, 2018

Coding as an engineering manager can challenging - this article helps you find the opportunities to do so


Playbook for Running Sprints

September 15, 2020

A primer on running efficient sprints


Engineering-Management Books of the Trade

November 26, 2018

Engineering-management books that help you become the manager you’ve always wished to have


Engineering Productivity: Measure What Matters

July 26, 2020

Measuring engineering productivity should be focused on outcomes and not outputs. This article provides a few ideas on how to go about it on the company, team and individual levels.


Announcing a 1:1 Question Collection Chrome Extension

February 22, 2020

The Manager 1:1 Questions extension tries to provide you questions that you can use as conversation starters or dive deep on different topics


Mentoring First-Time Managers

November 2, 2020

Transitioning from a software engineering position to a managerial one can be quite a leap. This article offers a few practical tips you can follow to help new engineering managers succeed.

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The Quest to Take Your Time Back

June 24, 2020

An article that contains small tips and practices that I've been following for years and helped me regain some of my time


Manager's Club Interview on Engineering-Management

January 7, 2020

With Vidal Graupera, we've dived into engineering managment, and my background in it.


The Whats and Hows of Meaningful 1:1s

March 25, 2019

Most managers have 1:1s with their team members - hopefully, this article helps you get the most out of yours!


How to Provide Feedback

July 12, 2022

My take on providing feedback, and a list of techniques that worked well for me in the past.

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ChatGPT on Managing Humans

March 22, 2023

A quick and fun exploration into what ChatGPT thinks about managing humans

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6 Tips For Your Performance Reviews

November 2, 2021

Tips to get the most out of your performance reviews to help your professional growth.

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On-calls and Incident Response

August 31, 2021

A quick overview on how to set up on-call rotations, on-call playbooks, as well as how to handle incident response and post-mortems.

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Team Charters

March 16, 2021

Team charters are living documents that align team members to a common goal, and inform the organization where they can be most effective.

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Better Quarterly Plannings

October 24, 2020

This article is an attempt in providing a framework for engineering and product teams to reduce the inherent friction and the time required to complete planning cycles.

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The Truth Behind Employee Pulse Surveys

October 28, 2020

Employee Pulse or Satisfaction Survey gives you some metrics on how your organization does in certain areas. To make improvements, you have to dig deeper and get to the truth behind these numbers.

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Learning Go as a Node.js Developer

February 8, 2018

With Docker and Kubernetes Go got quite some traction - it’s time to learn it!


A New Chapter

October 2, 2017

On leaving RisingStack, and starting at GoDaddy on 2 October


The Tyranny of Metrics

October 19, 2020

There seems to be a growing trend in technology--and in all aspects of our lives, really--to measure everything: business outcomes, organizational success, and individual performance. But does it improve our lives?

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