Building a solution from the start to be able to switch database can be a very smart move. In some cases it could be argued that too much software is built for re-usability and with layers of abstraction that are never actually used for anything. But in some cases it makes a lot of sense to make sure that you build your solution in a way that would afford you a good number of options going forward.
What problem does Request Manager API Pattern solve? Coding guidelines and code reviews are good ways to ensure code quality and enforce structure. But they also have their limitations. When time is in short demand and the lead developer/architect have no chance of keeping up with the new code being developed, the architecture, structure and … Continue reading Ensuring code quality for API’s with Request Manager API Pattern
In the following I will show how it is possible to have two app's from one React Native Expo repository with a little help from Python and a bit of Powershell.
Every once in a while you into these strange annoying issues when working with React Native. For a lot of things it is really good and you really feel and are productive. But then these little annoyances just sneak up on you out of the blue. This issue with createBottomNavigator and the header was one … Continue reading Keep header with nested createBottomNavigator
Ignoring the fact that the word “event” has a special meaning in software development I will proceed to use it in its broader definition as “something that happens”. Building software to solve a “business problem” can be daunting enough and leave all sorts of cracks in the relationship between IT and Business. But if those … Continue reading Software Events vs. Real Life Events
As the name suggests Chain of responsibility design pattern creates/describes a chain of responsibility. This chain can be static/hardcoded or it can be dynamic and loaded or changed at run-time. It is in many ways a more object oriented cleaner way to implement if/else or switch statement. With the additional benefit of it being able … Continue reading Chain of responsibility software pattern for response handling
In software development and perhaps more broadly, in creative endeavors in general, rarely does one solve a problem that has only one possible solution. Mostly there are “more ways than one to skin a cat”. There is the “wrong way” which causes more problems than it really solves. This is usually where the newcomer goes … Continue reading Three ways to solve a problem
As a freelance developer you are hired to deliver results. These results will, of course, in part be measured in the code that you write. But more so than full time employees, your success as a freelance developer depends on a lot more than your written code. When starting out as a software developer you … Continue reading As freelance developer coding is maximum 50% of the job
If you have ever worked with calculations in the financial sector you know that decimals and roundings are both incredibly important and incredibly annoying. When you round, and to what decimal, means a lot in a sector where accountability is key and numbers have to match to the n’th decimal. Therefore the more information you … Continue reading Handling VAT in Financial API design