#112 John Maglione, Managing Your Career

Summary
John Maglione explains how you can take charge of your career and reach the goals you set.

Details
Who he is, what he does. How to find a good recruiter. Career management vs career development. Actively managing your career - learning new technologies, handling change, moving cities. Planning the steps of your career from junior dev to... on the technical route; from junior dev to... on the managerial route; learning new skills; professional certificates. How to prepare for layoffs. Balancing career management vs life.

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#111 Michael Dowen, Serverless Computing and Getting Started with Firebase

Summary
Michael Dowden tells me how FlexePark build a completely serverless application with Firebase.

Details
Who he is, what he does. What is serverless computing, how it differs from traditional and container based computing. What Firebase is, its ecosystem ; where the business logic lives. Progressive web apps, languages you can use with Firebase. Where Firebase "lives". Why Michael chose Firebase. Storing data, real time database, cloud Firestore. Accessing other data and api's. Firebase suite of tools, authentication and authorization "Implement OAuth in 15 minutes with Firebase", using authentication by itself. Crashlytics and track.js. Configuration tools. Deploying your application, easy app rollbacks. How much it costs.

Links
Andromeda16

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#110 Brandon Byars, Testing Microservices with Mountebank

Summary
Brandon Byars, creator of Mountebank talks about testing microservices with that tool, and more general testing patterns for microservices.

Details
Who he is, what he does. Quick overview of Mountebank and service virtualization. Types of testing, faking vs mocking. Challenges of testing, determinism. What is mountebank, stubbing HTTP, TCP and SMPT. Proxy and replay; types of response. Client side package. Where Mountebank fits in with HTTP client mocking. Other tools like Mountebank. Mountebank in a CI/CD pipeline. What's next for Mountebank, an invitation to contribute.

Links
Brandon's GitHub
Brandon's book

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