What we've been reading

Atlassian: Our bold new brand 

Nice post explaining the new logos seen recently on Atlassian products.
https://www.atlassian.com/blog/announcements/our-bold-new-brand

The Future of HHVM

HHVM and Hack set to diverge from PHP.
http://hhvm.com/blog/2017/09/18/the-future-of-hhvm.html

Announcing GitHub Desktop 1.0

GitHub desktop app v1.0 released.
https://github.com/blog/2437-announcing-github-desktop-1-0

Announcing CoffeeScript 2

Remember CoffeeScript? Version 2 has just been announced!
http://coffeescript.org/announcing-coffeescript-2/

Sublime Text 3.0

A new version of the popular code editor Sublime Text has just been released.
https://www.sublimetext.com/blog/articles/sublime-text-3-point-0

Make Large Scale Changes Incrementally with Branch By Abstraction

Great article on using "branch by abstraction" to enable continuous delivery.
https://continuousdelivery.com/2011/05/make-large-scale-changes-incrementally-with-branch-by-abstraction/

How the Saga Pattern manages failures with AWS Lambda and Step Functions

Making multi-step processes work with AWS Lambda.
https://read.acloud.guru/how-the-saga-pattern-manages-failures-with-aws-lambda-and-step-functions-bc8f7129f900

How I work (mostly) TDD-style

How Ron Jeffries does TDD in reality - very interesting.
http://ronjeffries.com/articles/017-08ff/how-i-tdd/

Growing Object-Oriented Software, Guided by Tests Without Mocks

An approach to writing application logic that reduces the need for mocks.
http://enterprisecraftsmanship.com/2016/07/05/growing-object-oriented-software-guided-by-tests-without-mocks/


Tools that interest us

Symfony2 Service Config Converter

Really useful Symfony2 Config Converter
http://converter.rosstuck.com/


Videos we've been watching

This is My Architecture

Great series of videos from Amazon on how different (generally big) companies make use of AWS infrastructure 
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhr1KZpdzukdeX8mQ2qO73bg6UKQHYsHb

About the author

Tom Houdmont

Tom Houdmont

Tom is a Solution Architect at Box UK. He likes learning about exciting new technologies, solving difficult problems, and promoting teamwork and transparency on his projects.

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