Git celebrates 15th anniversary

It has been 15 years since the distributed version control system Git was released. Linus Torvalds, known for developing the Linux kernel, first released Git on April 7, 2005.  Today, it is “arguably the world’s most powerful distributed control system,” according to GitLab. “In the 21st century, software excellence is the new operational excellence, making […]

Teamstack: Easy Automation of Identity Management (Sponsored)

Access management can be a bit of a nightmare, especially when we realize that we rely on a number of different, independent services that power our organizations. Many businesses use Gmail for email, Google Docs for documents, Slack for communication, GitHub for their codebase, etc. Yet each of these services provides their own permissions screens, […]

Washington state passes new facial recognition legislation

Microsoft has long been calling for stricter regulation of facial recognition technology, and now is revealing the progress it has made since its 2018 call for the government to publicly regulate the technology.  Since their public call in 2018, a number of countries have banned or put moratoriums on the use of the technology, but […]

How to Cancel a Fetch Request

JavaScript promises have always been a major win for the language — they’ve led to a revolution of asynchronous coding that has vastly improved performance on the web. One shortcoming of native promises is that there’s no true way to cancel a fetch…until now. A new AbortController has been added to the JavaScript specification that […]

How do you help test in DevOps?

Shamim Ahmed, CTO for DevOps Solutions at Broadcom, a global technology company: The promise of DevOps is that we could deliver more, faster, with no sacrifice in quality. In reality – we see some common blocks to DevOps success. At Broadcom, we address those challenges: we help eliminate the testing bottleneck and bring teams together […]

Tips for Working Remotely and Enjoying It!

With the coronavirus spreading and employers telling employees work from home if possible, there are scores of people getting their first taste of working remotely. Depending on your experience and discipline levels, this could be a welcomed change or a complete culture shock. The amount of freedom your find yourself in can be similar the […]

What SEO has to do with web development

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is often associated with the marketing team as a tool to get more traffic to a web page or website, but it can and should also be used by web developers to improve load times, user experience, crawling and indexing. “A majority of developers don’t really think about [SEO]. They want […]

Awesome Forward & Reverse Geocoding API: positionstack (Sponsored)

One awesome web functionality we take for granted is geolocation. Based on geolocation data, we can get someone to their destination, provide them suggestions based on their location, and so on. One downside of native geolocation, especially in the browser, is that it’s limited in both input and output. That’s where an awesome service like […]