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Building a personal assistant PWA: Part 3

In Part 2, we finished with an offline capable PWA chatbot that was able to learn our name, tell us jokes, and remind us about upcoming events. In this installment, we’ll discuss further improvements and the many (friendly and not-so-friendly) packaging and publishing options. Here’s part 3 of the Building a PWA series.

Not for techies: NFTs for everyone–Pt. 3

You’ve reached the finish line! Part 3/3. In the final installment of his 3-part series, Roberto Cano explains how to list an NFT for sale on the mainnet OpenSea platform using a smart contract.  Here we are again, my experienced developer! We are on the final stretch of our road to the NFT world. This is the […]

Understanding DynamoDB

Let’s try to understand DynamoDB with the help of a practical example. Imagine that your favorite neighborhood coffee shop is blowing up, and they want an online presence. Your company got the contract, and you are tasked with designing the backend. You discuss all the requirements and try to jot down a design for the […]

Software Automation Testing

The goal of any test is to make sure that the software meets the user’s needs. When it comes to building and implementing software, engineers and architects at any level must take care to ensure that the characteristics of the system have been taken into consideration based on the needs of the client.

REST vs GraphQL

POV: a stubborn front-end hardliner There I was, happily Axios-ing my REST endpoints, when a friend sent me a link to this interesting new toy (his words) that would apparently replace REST. Having invested a ton of time in researching REST’s finer points, and as somebody who has spent more than a few hours–sometimes with […]

Using AWS Athena to query AWS service logs

Athena is a powerful tool for ad-hoc data analysis that may also be used as a log-querying engine. After all, logs are just data on S3! In this blog post, Dustin Wilson explains how to use AWS Athena to query your service logs, illustrating with a sample configuration.

Remote Full-Stack salary trends during COVID-19

Most of the working world has been slow to embrace the growing remote-work trend, with many companies frantically searching for remote strategies at the last minute as the coronavirus shut offices across the world. However, inside the tech industry, the remote-work trend has caught fire over the past decade. As more companies worldwide operate through […]

Effective communication while freelancing

Does this sound familiar? You’ve started a new project with a new client. You’ve got your backlog to work on and you get to work. You get into the groove for a week or three and rock out a bunch of those tickets or get that awesome feature nearly complete. And then you log in […]

Managing client expectations

Working as a consultant, one of the most crucial parts of the job is how you manage your communication with your clients and, ultimately, deliver satisfaction (or even sheer joy) with your performance. Perception of your performance from client side is probably one of the most important factors to your success as a consultant. Furthermore, […]
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