Metadata is simply data about data. It means it is a description and context of the data. It helps to organize, find and understand data. Here are a few real-world examples of metadata:
What is code coverage and what makes it important? We’ve got the answers for you. Stick around to learn everything you need to know.
In this context, three core concepts are usually misunderstood and confused: permissions, privileges, and scopes. Let’s try to go to the basics to better understand these concepts and their relationship.
The HTTPS protocol is mandatory for any website or web application. It guarantees trust and security, and its wide adoption is due to the effort of browser providers and other supporters. However, many developers still use HTTP in their development environment. Why should you switch to HTTPS if it’s not a production environment? Let’s discuss this.
While most developers know what a URL is, not everyone knows what a URI is, and even less knows about URNs. Not to mention that the relationship between these items is not always very clear. Let’s clarify in simple words the difference.
The free software movement strives for the ideal that all software in the world should be free. Ideals, however, are often hard to implement in practice and that’s where open source comes in.
Not many people know that a software engineer isn’t just the mind behind a computer program. Their job involves a lot of creativity and responsibility. They need to ensure that everything runs smoothly and efficiently, especially if they work on demanding software.
A code freeze means no code can be altered or modified during the frozen time, and developers will not make any additional changes. Developers can only modify the code in the event of critical flaws and to the extent required to correct those vital problems.
In this article, I present a concept from psychology called brain spans. I use brain spans to explain what makes traditional code hard to read. Finally, I suggest simple guidelines to write code that is easy to read and flows like a story.
In this article I’ll fill you in on exactly what every working programmer should know. All that stuff about “plain text = ascii = characters are 8 bits” is not only wrong, it’s hopelessly wrong, and if you’re still programming that way, you’re not much better than a medical doctor who doesn’t believe in germs. Please do […]
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