The development ecosystem is a race without a final road. Fortunally we can not say that we don’t have new things to digg every day.

But for business development managers and sales people this can be many times a problem, also for new developers is hard to know where to start.

Every january a lot of articles come out about what will be the most have, the have to know, the most payed, the trend for…

A confusion and a lot of mismatch information.

I think that is what makes the infographics and notes of Kamran Ahmed interesting.

 

 

In this article the author presents the roadmap for specialization for diferent developer roads, ilustrating with real technology and tools for each role. That is what makes this article real interesting.

Thanks Kamran Ahmed for writing and sharing this piece of good KB.

Find up more in https://github.com/kamranahmedse/developer-roadmap

 

The Future in preview in lisbon

Posted: January 19, 2019 in Events
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In the end of the month we will have a technical event that really worths all the community attention, the name is Building the future (https://www.buildingthefuture.pt/).

This is the event that we all have been waiting for t a long time.

 

 

The event comes by the end off Microsoft and has the envolving off all the Portuguese enterprise, we will have in this event great names not only from the technical outlook but all so from the business and marketing side.

I will be there and i will try to bring the major ideias for our blog and also some resources.

For now i will say just for you all stay tune, try to go to the event and finnally thank Microsoft and future builders to bing this to the communities and technical ecosystem in Portugal.

 

 

Ergonomic Portable for Laptop

Posted: January 8, 2019 in Anouncements
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In the past few days i had try a new Ergonomic Laptop older, the results are very suprising and i most confess this is a product wo worths a test drive for people that work everywhere like us.

(all the credits of te photo to the reseller https://www.trendeploy.com)

 

And everything is good? Now theres some things for sure i would remove from the structure like the mouse holder and the price.

 

Visual Code for PHP development

Posted: November 8, 2018 in Anouncements

After Visual Studio, Visual Code is my favourite IDE.

Visual Code is quick, is clean is simple and very extensible. In the past months i had been working with PHP and the first things every Developer should grant is the enabling of debug actions on the IDE.

I discover today that the process is not none by everyone so i am posting youtube video from Lyall van der Linde that explians step by step what you need to do.

Full video on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a14kN2u5nEk

All the copy rights of this KB goes to Lyall van der Linde

js packages and security

Posted: October 15, 2018 in ECMAScript 6, javascript
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Nowadays JavaScript is on the top of the mind of everyone on Digital World. This humble language is something clients and developers follow and that is the main language for all the generation millennial of developer’s.

When JavaScript had scale to the podium of the top languages and being a language available to use on the forntend, on the backend and app level  package distribution had start to be a standard also.

NPM is the most common package manager used by JavaScript community. 6 months ago in a project where security was one of the main concerns i discover something i would like to share today.

If you can upload and modify packages is possible to have security breaches or the induction of attacks via js package. Since developers are bringing NPM or other source JavaScript packages they can been bringing also security themes.

That’s way i decided to write this post to help you with a clue off how to see if you can or not believe in one or more packages giving you a new best practice.

The best way to grant protection of the packages you are bringing on to the project, with identified package references at the package.json file is to check for security news of vulnerability.

If you are using a version older then the version 6 of NPM you should check package security using th efollowing trick.

  1. install the node security platform : ‘npm install -g nsp’
  2. wait for the installation of the package
  3. use nsp chck to grant that every module that is obtain by package and refered in the package.json is vulnerabilities free

If you are using Node 6 or a biger version, NSP had become built in feature, so you have a new command ‘npm audit’ that allow to make a security audit.

To run one off this method’s should be a recurrent task on a JavaScript project even if you are behind the trenaches of a framework (React, Angular, Vue.js)

If you are using a compiler or a DEVOPS with autonation process you should include this validation in the built of the solution.

 

 

In the last months i had been working on a project that had require that to solve some issues to build a lot off simple tools to help us achieve a new milestone.

Today i had a new simple need and find a lot of troubles to get an answer. I had just to copy some images to a new folder from a vast universe.

This little tool should run on a production server. Powershell comes to the rescue, but i had a lot off trouble to get a spinet for my problem.

So here the way i solve this:

1st: identify the files i want to copy and get a kind off database for that, we had create a CSV file for that with the following struture

YourFileName
2.docx
4.docx
n.docx

n+many.docx

2st create a folder where i will save the copying files

3st Iterate for each line of the YourFileName column and copy each file for the destiny folder

what i need to know to do this:

  • How to load the CSV file fot powershell consumption, this can be made by the command ‘Import-Csv fileList1.csv’ this will load into memory the whole file
  • How to read each line, since we had the need to create a cycle we can use the following instruction ForEach { }
  • Define the intended action for each row in the CSV file

The result of this comes in the fantastic line of code

Import-Csv fileList1.csv | ForEach {Copy-Item “c:\AllFilesUniverse\$($_.YourFileName)” f:\SelectedFiles }

We now just have to open the Windows powershell

and execute or command, a special attention in order for the command work we should runit on c:\ otherwize we need to put the full path for the csv file

 

 

 

Today I’ receive the awarded of Microsoft MVP, it was like in the first time it happen, a fantastic sensation of work done and many plans to continue the work the innovation and technical mentoring, hands on of communities, clients, colleagues and of course students.

I would like to make a special thanks to my wife for all the patient and inspiration, I know isn´t easy to ear all the technical discussions to see me always trying to implement another geek plan. To my daughter for all the inspiration from the top of her 3 years, she had help me a lot to refresh the children in me. And we all know how much childness we have to be. To the rest of my heroes a big thanks and this heroes are my family that are always investing in me.

A thanks also to all the technical, business, design and educational teams who had work with me this year. From the different companies I had represent but special to the one who had work close to me in the past year. Also a special thanks to the clients with I had work who had help me dealing with real challenges and bring the result of that to the communities.

To all the MVP’s special the old ones who keep having all the patient to help me out, and to ear me, you are my role models (even more special the Portuguese yes I am saying thanks to you coach 😉)

To the Microsoft employees that had help me with my question, special to our MVP lead and his crew.

To all the technical mentees and startups, each day you make me prouder.

To my students who come with the questions I woud never ask and that allow me to grow (and if you are reading this 😊 we are waiting for you at the communities).

To all the Communities, Foruns, meetups and places where I had learn so much this year and that have give me the opportunity to share my ideas in speaking sessions.

This Award is off all you that I had mention, together we are a team and this award represent us as a team.

I hope I can make you proud of our road. And of course thanks Microsoft for remembering me once again.

Another year and double challenges we have a lot to do to learn and to share 😊

THANK YOU ALL!