Monthly Tech Tidbits – June Roundup

Published on June 27, 2014 by Fay

Posted in Technology

Every month we post a collection of interesting articles, blog posts and links from the world of technology, software – or anything else that catches our eye!

This month’s tidbits, compiled by Jon, cover a range of topics from test-driven development (TDD) to single-page apps.

Security Issues with Single-Page Apps
http://stephenwalther.com/archive/2013/03/05/security-issues-with-single-page-apps
A look into single page apps with security in mind.

Speed in Software Development
http://www.targetprocess.com/articles/speed-in-software-development.html
A lengthy but worthwhile read about the speed of software development from different points of view.

TDD is dead. Long live testing.
http://david.heinemeierhansson.com/2014/tdd-is-dead-long-live-testing.html
An interesting opinion piece on a potential alternative to test-driven development.

Download SQL Server Express
http://www.hanselman.com/blog/DownloadSQLServerExpress.aspx
Scott Hanselman’s quick and easy site for quick access to the (otherwise hidden!) SQL Server Express downloads.

We’ve been doing full SCRUM for 6 mnoths, here’s what we learned
http://bostinno.streetwise.co/channels/weve-been-doing-full-a-scrum-for-6-monthes-heres-what-we-learned-1/
The retrospective view of a team who decided to “really” follow scrum for 6 months.

When TDD doesn’t work.
http://blog.8thlight.com/uncle-bob/2014/04/30/When-tdd-does-not-work.html
A short entry about when TDD is not the appropriate tool in a developers toolbox.

10 Articles every programmer must read
http://javarevisited.blogspot.sg/2014/05/10-articles-every-programmer-must-read.html
The title says it all! Background technical information around URL encoding, Unicode, how memory works, floating-point arithmetic and more.