Lessons Learned + News in July 2021


Posted by Steven

This is what I learned in July 2021:

  1. Once again, I used JSON Web Tokens (JWT) in one of my projects. I took the time to document my knowledge about them in three articles. The first one explains the most important file types pem, pub, csr and crt. The second one documents the most important concepts of JWT, while the third one shows some implementation with Java.
  2. I published an article about the differences between unit tests and integration tests.

Books I read:

  1. To get some relaxation in my evening hours, I began reading the books of the "Bobiverse", created by Dennis E. Taylor. I already finished "We are Legion" and recommend it highly. It's written in a casual tone without much fuzz and surely is loved by every software craftsman / craftswomen because the main character is / was a software developer.

This is what I'm working on right now / planning to do in the near future / other stuff:

  1. The online developer speaker mentoring is running smoothly. The biggest benefit for myself is getting to know very interesting people who already inspired me in some aspects by just doing things the way they are doing things.
  2. The recreation of my personal web page with Jekyll is in process. Sadly, migrating away from Drupal is a real PITA.

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