Some in-the-trenches tips/experiences with React/Jest (autotesting)

I love React, and mostly like Jest (and Jasmine and Java predecessors) but I will say: I spent a WAY MORE ENORMOUS time chasing simple debugging of jest scripts. Simple stuff. Why? I really dont know. It wasn’t designed for what I really want. It is designed for HUGE systems (like Citibank, Bank America, Amazon) …

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Risk Management – Leverage Excel for fast, easily revised Risk Analysis

Product release to the customer often requires a FMECA (Failure Modes Effects and Criticality) along with the Reliability Prediction to complete the delivery package; in addition, revisions are common along with the pressure to update the Risk Analysis package quickly and accurately.  Excel provides data import, lookup, merge and formatting to automate this process and …

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AWS and PEM madness–ever lost or hurt your PEM file?

Yeah, we all have. What I went thru many of you (I hope!) wont…but ever faced that “Lose your PEM file and you’re dead” from AWS? Been there. Turns out, it is survivable. AND do you even know what the files mean? I did not. It happens. Sometimes you lose or trash your PEM file …

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The new age of trust: Is it tech-enabled?

I grew up a bit in a fear of theft and crime, even though I was in a nice upper-class suburban ‘hood. I think (checking) the world different is today. We *might* have more trust than before. And why? Technology. Like many new-age-work-reformers, our life is the road. Yes, work-from-home (WFH) really means: work “wherever” …

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The TRANSPARENT beauty of technology (and, Boston Pops!)

We recently attended the Boston Pops Holiday concert; short: It was AMAZING (and always is!!!).   You simply sit there in the beauty of the theatre, the magic of the perfect music, and the wonder of a detailed theatrical experience.  And maybe, for a moment, you’re not thinking about technology (maybe). But in a very good …

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