#121 Mark Eisenberg, Microservices in the Enterprise

Summary
Mark Eisenberg discusses why enterprises should adopt microservices, what is stopping them, and how they can overcome those problems.

Details
Who he is, what he does. Mark's interest in microservices. What a microservice is, why it is important, why it is difficult; what he means by "enterprise". What enterprises are currently doing - using new technology in an old way. Are enterprises changing for the wrong reasons; what are the right reasons - "fear". Time to market and scale is very short, think of Uber, Airbnb, etc. Product Enterprises don't always see the threat that is coming. Changes needed - culture, support from business units, CI/CD, build security in from start, cloud is not necessary, Jez Humble's book Accelerate, everything has to change. Better, faster, cheaper is what the execs are interested. Microsoft's recommendations on getting microservices into the enterprise. Concrete steps an enterprise can take - training, developers should be driving the change. Don't start with "can't", focus on what and why.

Links
Mark's twitter

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#120 Rafał Legiędź, Augmented and Virtual Reality

Summary
Rafał Legiędź talks about the history and current state of augmented and virtual reality.

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How to pronounce his name, who he is, what he does. Types of reality, augmented, mixed, virtual. What is VR. What is AR, not just vision, noise cancelling headphones. car reversing cameras. Quick history or AR starting in 1862. State of the art now, HoloLens, MagicLeap. Who is using the technology in industry. How to start developing for HoloLens. How to find Rafał.

Links
Rafał's homepage

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#119 Amy Kapernick, Why You Should Use CSS Grid Layout

Summary
Amy Kapernick loves CSS Grid Layout and thinks you should use it too!

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Who she is, what she does, speaking at conference. History of layouts, table. Background of CSS grid, it makes your code smaller. What browsers support it, falling back if not supported. Usage in the industry. CSS Working Group is driving the standard. No relationship to bootstrap. What's coming in the next version. Where you can find more info on CSS grid, or catch Amy at a conference.

Links
Amy's homepage
Amy's talks
Mozilla docs on CSS Grid Layout

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#118 Cliff Agius, Building a Bionic Hand

Summary
Cliff Agius, software developer and airline pilot, talks about how he built a bionic hand for a 15 year old.

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Who he is, what he does, finding time to fly and code. Why he's building a bionic arm; cost of custom built arm. Open source bionic arm, OpenBionic; 3D printing parts, other components, motors; spare parts are easy. The control board; sensors attached to arm send signals to control board. Choosing the grip. Ada fruit board, meadow feather board. Software to design new grips. All Cliff's code is open source. Total cost of materials £500. To build your own arm with Cliff's code and design - about a weekend's work. Mass production. How to find Cliff and his work.

Links
Cliff's Github

Cliff's Twitter

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#117 Arthur Doler, Mental Health Advice for Developers

Summary
Arthur Doler, developer and mental health advocate talks about the challenges he has faced and how to help others in the workplace.

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Who he is, what he does, why he's interested in mental health, mental health issues in the developer population; art talks about autism, bipolar disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder. A bad day vs a disorder, DSM 5. What to do if you or a colleague has a problem. Diagnostic language vs experiential language. You can't leave your personal life at the office door. How to help a colleague. Dealing with a mental health crisis. How we as an industry can improve things, work-life balance.

Links
Arthur's homepage
Open Sourcing Mental Illness
Mental Health First Aid

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#116 Bob Crowley, Better Debugging Through Visual Studio

Summary
Bob Crowley talks to me about many of the useful debugging features of Visual Studio.

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Who he is, what he does. How hard is debugging. Why debugging is important. Should debugging be taught in university. Knowing the tech stack. Intercepting requests, Postman, Fiddler and packet sniffers. Looking at the SQL generated by Entity Framework and other ORMs. Visual Studio tools for debugging, breakpoints, conditional breakpoints, bookmarks, traversing the call-stack, immediate, locals and watches. Visual Studio vs Visual Studio Code. Tracking down an elusive problem, look at the environment and dependencies; CI/CD, clouds and containers. Talking a walk. Rubber Duck Debugging. How to find Bob.

Links
Bob's homepage

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#115 Scott Helme, Fighting Cross-Site Scripting with Content Security Policy and Subresource Integrity

Summary
Security researcher Scott Helme tells me how Content Security Policy and SubResource Integrity are used to fight cross-site scripting.

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Who he is, what he does. What cross site scripting is; well known examples; how it works; crypto mining with cross site scripting (XSS). Input validation, output encoding, more frameworks are handling validation. Content Security Policy (CSP), what it is, how it works; trusting CDNs; how to use CSP on a site, CSP Wizard, browser support; future changes. Subresource Integrity, what it is, how it works; trusting third party scripts; what happens if script fails validation. NoScript, browser extensions, DNS filters and VPNs. Scott's upcoming events; training.

Links
Scott's blog

Scott's CSP Wizard

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#114 Kee Jeffreys, Loki Privacy Network

Summary
Kee Jeffreys talks about Loki, a privacy network for secure financial transactions and communications.

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Who he is, what he does. What Loki is, differences from WhatsApp/Signal/Telegram, issues with peer-to-peer. Sending money with Loki. Why we need more privacy. How Loki works; how metadata gives you away; how the nodes work, incentives. Size of the network. Open source. Poisoned nodes. What Loki will do if a crypto weakness is discovered. Compromised client hardware. How Loki is funded. Money laundering. Encrypted message apps and deaths. Australian laws affecting Loki.

Links
Videos by Loki

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#113 Morgan Bruce, Working With Microservices

Summary
Morgan Bruce author of Microservices in Action talks about how and why he builds microservices.

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Who he is, what he does, his stack. Morgan's book. What is a microservice, difference between microservice and monolith; are monoliths still ok. What to do with a new application. How small should a microservice be. Can a microservice be made up of multiple languages. Microservices calling other microservices; service discovery. Tracing requests across services, tracing on buses. Keeping a copy of data or calling another microservice. Bounded contexts, getting the boundaries right. Deploying, scaling, rolling back. Monitoring. Redeploying a faulty container. Are microservices worth the trouble.

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#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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