10 inspiring thoughts from developers guide book by John Somnez

John somnez is the software developer guru who writes books and creates content for other developers. He is prolific, brilliant, and healthy at the same time. Needless to say, he is someone who can work 18 hours a day for years. His book is like Gita for developers. Here are 10 inspiring ideas that caught my attention. The complete software developers career guide is a fantastic read.

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Cache busting GET calls with cache-control headers

One of the performance optimization techniques is to serve data from the cache and lookup for the network if the cache fails. It’s called cache first then network strategy. Life moves fast and if the API has to get updated information, it’s impossible because we are reading the cache always. Is there a way to bypass cache in this setup? Yes, it’s cache-control headers.

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Comparing scrum vs shape-up as a developer

On my first dev job around a decade ago, I worked as an agile team member. Ever since every project I worked on used some variant of scrum framework like agile, broken agile, pseudo agile, etc. There is a new kid in the block called shape up which also talks about executing projects with a team. Here are some differences and similarities between scrum and shape-up.

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