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Taylor Jones is a software chef at IZEA

Developing a CI Process for Laravel with Codeship and Forge

Codeship empowers developers to efficiently test and deploy web applications with a basic command. Today, I want to demonstrate some of the platform’s features through testing and deploying a Laravel application. To go through this tutorial, you’re going to need a few things: A local instance of Docker Community Edition A Codeship account A Laravel Forge account – requires subscription ...

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Designing User Interfaces With React

There are a lot of JavaScript frameworks to choose from in the modern development landscape. One of the most unique and popular of these frameworks is React . React is widely known mainly because of its backing by Facebook. As a result, it has a pretty big footprint on the web. Developers know it, trust it, and love its feature ...

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Test-Driven Development For JavaScript

JavaScript is handsdown the strangest language I’ve ever had to test. Its also one of the most popular ones out there right now. The influx of JavaScript developers tells us that a lot of modern-day web development is starting to focus more and more on the frontend. This trend is interesting because it represents a shift in development that we’ve ...

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Effectively Testing Dockerized Ruby Applications

Docker is an incredibly popular tool for virtualizing development and production environments. Its value lies in the idea that it creates portable, scalable environments that anyone can scaffold within minutes. However, a consequence of virtualizing environments is that we have to take a different approach to testing them. How do we effectively test Docker applications? This can be a loaded ...

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Decomposing Monolithic View Systems

When we break down a monolithic app into microservices, we go through a process known as decomposition. Simply put: This process can be a bit overwhelming. After all, if you have a really large monolith, you have a ton of code to organize and decompose! Because of this, I believe decomposition is best implemented as a slow and gradual process. ...

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So You’re Thinking of Decomposing Your Monolith into Microservices

Advocates for microservices tend to pitch the pattern as a remedy for bloated, messy, monolithic ailments. However, is the cost of transforming a monolith into a series of microservices worth it? There are arguments for the merits and sins of each, but what about microservices attracts so many companies and developers? The most common use case for switching to a ...

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