WeChat is not banned, at least not yet

Reading Time: 2 minutes (Update 09-20-2020) It looks like the 9th court temporarily blocked the WeChat ban (NPR). The TikTok ban became irrelevant because there is the new deal with Oracle / Walmart (theverge). (Original 09-18-2020) CNN: US will ban WeChat and TikTok downloads on Sunday. Quote: “The only real change as of Sunday night will be [TikTok users]… Continue reading WeChat is not banned, at least not yet

Dotnet core

Reading Time: < 1 minute Build a CRUD App with ASP.NET Core 2.2 and Entity Framework Core One advantage I see using dotnet core is for .Net shops the transition is relatively smooth in terms of skill set. Second advantage is it’s cross platform (Windows, Mac and Linux): so in away it’s get the same cross platform capability as Java… Continue reading Dotnet core

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Javascript jasmine node.js and Alexa

Reading Time: < 1 minute Alexa Alexa Account Linking: 5 Steps to Seamlessly Link Your Alexa Skill to User Systems That Require Authentication (Sebastien Stormacq, done) User Account Linking in Alexa with ASP.NET Web API (Heather Downing, Okta) Linking Your Alexa Skill Securely with Okta (Jefferson Haw, Okta) Account Linking : Amazon Alexa and ForgeRock OpenAM using OAuth2 Authorization grant… Continue reading Javascript jasmine node.js and Alexa

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Code exercise : linear chamber animation / simulation

Reading Time: < 1 minute This is the code that works (my code): Junit test code is here. I will add some ReadME as time permits. This is not as straightforward as it sounds. I didn’t get it working initially after spending hours on it 🙁

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h2 database

Reading Time: < 1 minute H2 Database – Installation H2 Database – JDBC Connection (the only differs from the docs is we need to add “mem” before the “:~/test”. Otherwise it gives me error. Mixed mode Another Java H2 tutorial Last but not least, how much time should a coding test be? I feel couple hours are probably the way… Continue reading h2 database

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Streaming data, data streaming

Reading Time: < 1 minute Apache flink SE-Radio Episode 346: Stephan Ewen on Streaming Architecture; Software Engineering Daily Apache Flink with Stephan Ewen – Nov 2015; Spark and Streaming with Matei Zaharia – Feb 2018 AWS Streaming data

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Database deployment automation

Reading Time: < 1 minute DB deployment (schema or DDL, package) Continuous integration and deployment of database is a main issue for many legacy monolithic web app. I came across this article recently, and I think it touched some good points. On a related matter, Jeff Atwood (cofounder of stack overflow), has a good piece on database version control. I… Continue reading Database deployment automation

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Working from home friendly companies

Reading Time: < 1 minute Or companies that allows or encourages remoting. Zapier (Emily Irish) The Remote Work Survival Guide: 9 Do’s & Don’ts Every Remote Worker Needs to Know stackoverflow remote dev jobs: e.g., MobyMax: this is very interesting because I learned about Mobymax because my daughter’s school has the subscription. Top 30 Companies for Work-from-Anywhere Remote Jobs in… Continue reading Working from home friendly companies

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Webhooks

Reading Time: < 1 minute (Update 2 09-30-2020) Webhooks — The Definitive Guide [2019] Other Useful Tools For Debugging/Testing Webhooks A modern request bin to inspect any event (Update 03-21-2019) Add the Power of Webhooks to Your App with Okta’s System Log (Joël Franusic at Okta). (Original 12-28-2018) Webhooks I heard webhooks from Zapier the first. Below is an good… Continue reading Webhooks

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Node js tutorials and webtask

Reading Time: < 1 minute (Original 11-30-2014, to be worked on) I heard about Node js for a while, until recently I had opportunity to practice it. I used this tutorial from raywenderlich.com as a start, as I had good experience using the iOS tutorial on ray’s site. But I need to learn more. Here is another one (similar to… Continue reading Node js tutorials and webtask

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