I've been seeing some "not-so-good" everywhere and that made me wonder - Why do developers write code that slows them down later on? When I started asking this question myself, I started getting various reasons for the not-so-good code. I made a note of these reasons. And today I'll elaborate on each one of those. I guess you will relate to these and feel free to share your … [Read more...] about Why Do Developers Write Code That Slows Them Down
Before diving into the best code review practices, I always ask this question - Why do we need a Code Review process? Code review process exists to improve the software development lifecycle (SDL). To improve the software and code that we are writing. This is done by adding an extra layer to the development process where your peers will take a look at the code to … [Read more...] about Code Review Best Practices For Software Engineers
Recently I was thinking about random numbers. The numbers that all software engineers use in day-to-day life. Have you ever wondered what the heck is random? When do we call something random? Let me tell you at the start that the word "random" that we are used to is not random at all. It's pseudorandom. It's pseudo because it behaves randomly enough but it's not actually … [Read more...] about Generate Pseudo Random Numbers With Linear Feedback Shift Register (LFSR)
How are you doing it? Do you have one big pipeline script with all sorts of logic that incorporate everything? Or do you have a lean pipeline where a single stage does one and only one thing well? I've seen many different ways in which companies organize their CI/CD pipelines. And it works for them. But there are a few designs that were really simple to understand and … [Read more...] about Jenkins Pipeline Script Should Not Contain Complex Logic
Have you ever got a chance to review a Pull Request that contains the change across 100 different files? If you have not then you are in a wonderful place. But if you have... then this article is for you and your team. Big PR takes a lot of time, concentration and focus to understand what all parts of the code have changed. This is such a turn-off for the reviewers that … [Read more...] about How To Break A Big Pull Request Into Multiple Smaller PRs?
I have been investing in a particular stock for some time now. Every time I buy some of those shares, it drops in value. It has seen a steady decline in the past few days with slight spikes here and there. The graph is like a declining slope. But I'm not investing in the market rather my trust in the company. I've used its services and I know it has amazing potential. … [Read more...] about Would You Keep Investing?
Wait... before you start reading... get this - it is a very important topic. Maybe you are someone who already knows about idempotence or someone who is hearing this word for the first time. This article is going to help you all in some way or the other. I'm a backend engineer. No that's not right... I'm a full-stack developer specialised in backend development. Yeah, … [Read more...] about Idempotence Is Very Critical In Backend Applications
Lately, my days are passing in a snap. I'm working more than 10 hours a day without break. And not because someone is forcing me to but because the work is so interesting. Almost everything around me is new and I really can't stop absorbing the essence of it all. Today was one such day. I was quite busy from the start. I don't know how long can I keep up this positive … [Read more...] about Let’s Do Iterative Merge Sort After A Hectic Day At Office
Lately I have been coming across posts and questions on the forums asking how to learn programming quickly. This question is pretty vague but shows an intent that the person is looking for guidance on how to start on a path to becoming a software developer that would probably become a full-time career. And if that is the case then I would recommend you to start with any … [Read more...] about Selection Sort Is A Good Way To Get Started With Algorithms
Malicious + Software = Malware This is one heck of a topic under ethical hacking. Malware is any piece of software that was built with the intention to do some damage to the device on which it is running on. There are a lot of variants. Every Malware is built with a dedicated objective. That depends on the hacker who designs in. That said, the main objective of every … [Read more...] about What is Malware? Types Of Malware? How To Protect Yourself Against It?