Deploying Node.js Applications with AWS OpsWorks - part 2

In the last article I described how to build a simple cookbook for deploying Node.JS applications using Chef. Check it out if you want to recapitulate the steps as we will re-use them here. In this post I want to describe how to group your Chef code using Custom…

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User Research in Advance

This article is an abstract from a talk held on 12th of November at the World-Usability conference in Berlin. The last month I often asked myself, do we do enough enough to evaluate our ideas in front of "real users"? Do we talk enough to those people who are actually…

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Deploying Node.js Applications with AWS Opsworks

At blogfoster we love AWS, Node.js and the philosophy of microservices. As we built more and more microservice, we needed to come up with an automated deployment. Our current development workflow is based on Docker, but we're quite experienced with Chef and AWS Opsworks, so we wanted to start…

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The Functional Approach to UI

A state is a representation of a system in a given time. Traditionally, we deal with mutable state storages, like SQL and NoSQL databases. Each update destroys previous value, there is no history what value had been stored a minute ago, an hour ago or 5 years ago. Events and…

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Centralized ESLint Configuration

Do you know the problem of having multiple repositories with their own ESLint files and corresponding rules? Adding or changing a rule means going through all of your other repositories as well. Quite boring and annoying work. At blogfoster, we have experienced the same issue after creating a couple of…

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