Weekly notes 10

Summer has been relative nice this far even here in Finland and my short holiday is just couple of days away. But before that it’s time to check this years Java tools and technologies landscape report, get some useful plugins for Atom, start developing a React application with no configuration and read about the benefits of Serverless architecture. And while traveling it’s good to listen to podcasts for developers.

Weekly notes, issue 25.7.2016


Create Apps with No Configuration
Developing a React app has lots of things to setup so using Create React App, officially supported way to create single-page React application, as a boilerplate generator is good choice. And with single command, and all the build dependencies, configs, and scripts are moved right into your project so you’re not lock-in.

A Better File Structure For React/Redux Applications
Something to think about how you organize your React code. Similar to how you could organize things with Java application.

Tools of the trade

Java Tools and Technologies Landscape Report 2016
ZeroTurnaround has just released its Java Tools and Technologies Landscape Report 2016, which analyzes the data about the tools and technologies Java developers use. Good to note that the survey received just over 2000 responses.

Atom treasures: a list of Atom plugins I can’t live without
AtomEditor is great for developers and better when extended with plugins. Found some new ones, like sync-settings. (from The Practical Dev)

New DevTools Web Performance Tooling Tips and Features (video)
Chrome’s DevTools is powerful but not always so easy to utilize. Paul Irish and Sam Saccone show off new tips, tricks and features in DevTools to help you debug the performance of your site.
(from HTML5 Weekly Issue 241)

Bash boilerplates
When hacking up Bash scripts, there are often things such as logging or command-line argument parsing that: You need every time, Come with a number of pitfalls you want to avoid, Keep you from your actual work. Here’s an attempt to bundle those things in a generalized way so that they are reusable as-is in most scripts.

Learning new things

79 Podcasts for Developers, Programmers & Software Engineers
Podcasts are incredibly useful for staying on top of all the latest happenings in software development.


Benefits and drawbacks of Serverless architecture
Serverless architectures refer to applications that significantly depend on third-party services. But what are the benefits and drawbacks to such a way of designing and deploying applications. (from Java Web Weekly 133)

Something different

Cheating at Pokemon Go with a Hackrf and GPS spoofing
Pokemon Go has taken the world with enthusiasm and it requires you to walk around and explore the city for Pokestops, Gyms and hatching eggs. But why do that if you can cheat? Since the game is GPS based with little tinkering you can spoof your GPS location using a HackRF software defined radio and simulate walking around.

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