Everything Is Just a Tool

People have a tendency to come back to those things that they’re comfortable with. This is never more evident than in the realm of computer science, especially in web development. Everyone is an evangelist for some…thing they love using — for everything. There’s nothing wrong with that. Being excited about what we’re doing and the tools we’re using to do it is important in keeping ourselves interested and motivated in our work. This evangelism, however can stifle our growth as developers, and hold us short of our peak effectiveness.

As an avionics technician of 20 years for the US Air Force, I’ve spent a lot of time around all kinds of tools. Hand tools, power tools, ground and servicing equipment, test and calibration equipment and so on. It can seem daunting to someone on the outside the sheer breadth of tools I had at my disposal. If that wasn’t enough, many of those tools could be used for more than their intended purposes, with a lot of functional overlap. I was told by an early supervisor that it wasn’t as important to know how to use every one of them as it was knowing how to figure out which one to use. We had volumes of technical manuals to show us how something worked. He told me that everything in the tool room was nothing more than a tool, an idea I carried with me throughout my career.

In 2020, I’ve had the opportunity to move on from the Air Force and turn my long time side hustle (web development) in to my new career, and I’m finding that ethos works just as well in web development as it ever did on the flightline. I see and answer a lot of questions from newer developers like “which should I learn, React or Angular?” It sometimes takes more willpower than I have to stop myself from simply replying “yes”. As an industry, we do have a tendency to lock ourselves into one library, one language, one technology or another, focusing our efforts on learning just that one thing and working with it until it’s time to level up. And why wouldn’t we? After all, that’s how the jobs we want to land are posted.

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Just Eat Clone, Just Eat Clone Script, White-label Food Delivery App Solution

Any business solution that caters to customers’ convenience is deemed to sustain a spectacular success, and on-demand food delivery is one such silo that channelizes terrific returns and tremendous profitability. Customers no longer need to trail through tedious queues and jam-packed restaurants as they can savor their favorite food items at their home’s comfort.

At Turnkeytown, we confer you with a comprehensive food ordering app development- the Just Eat clone. Infused with world-class features and encircled around a superlative user interface. Capitalize on the flourishing sector by initiating your Just Eat Like App Development today. Connect with us to know more!

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Just Eat Clone, Just Eat Clone Script, White-label Food Delivery App Solution

Food delivery apps are becoming inevitable with each passing day. The sheer convenience of enjoying favorite cuisines from desired restaurants in the comfort of our homes is steering a revolution in the sector. The market for food delivery services is growing, and new players are emerging with distinctive ideas. The emergence of clone apps has made it easier for budding startups to develop and launch the app within a restricted budget and limited time.

Are you an entrepreneur who wishes to launch a JustEat clone app? If so, you need to be wary of the crucial elements that can enable you to gain instant traction. This blog discusses such factors and their impact on your business’s success.

Work diligently on USPs: USPs are Unique Selling Propositions that can differentiate your platform from the rest. Unless and until you establish something unique, there’s no point for users to switch from existing apps to your app.

Have a user-friendly design: Complexity in app design can be the last thing you can expect during JustEat app like development. Hence, ensure that the design is simple, informative, and user-friendly, thereby engaging more audience.

Take care of your supply chain: Encompassing a wide range of restaurants with different cuisines is crucial to satisfy customers from different demographics. Moreover, ensure that you have an efficient delivery team by your side.

Cater to the glocal (global + local) audience: Having a multilingual and multi-currency support option enables you to gain a strong local base and establish a global presence concurrently.

Summing up,
Incorporate these aspects in your white-label JustEat clone, and witness a massive spike in customer engagement and profits in no time.

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50+ Useful DevOps Tools

The article comprises both very well established tools for those who are new to the DevOps methodology.

What Is DevOps?

The DevOps methodology, a software and team management approach defined by the portmanteau of Development and Operations, was first coined in 2009 and has since become a buzzword concept in the IT field.

DevOps has come to mean many things to each individual who uses the term as DevOps is not a singularly defined standard, software, or process but more of a culture. Gartner defines DevOps as:

“DevOps represents a change in IT culture, focusing on rapid IT service delivery through the adoption of agile, lean practices in the context of a system-oriented approach. DevOps emphasizes people (and culture), and seeks to improve collaboration between operations and development teams. DevOps implementations utilize technology — especially automation tools that can leverage an increasingly programmable and dynamic infrastructure from a life cycle perspective.”

As you can see from the above definition, DevOps is a multi-faceted approach to the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), but its main underlying strength is how it leverages technology and software to streamline this process. So with the right approach to DevOps, notably adopting its philosophies of co-operation and implementing the right tools, your business can increase deployment frequency by a factor of 30 and lead times by a factor of 8000 over traditional methods, according to a CapGemini survey.

The Right Tools for the Job

This list is designed to be as comprehensive as possible. The article comprises both very well established tools for those who are new to the DevOps methodology and those tools that are more recent releases to the market — either way, there is bound to be a tool on here that can be an asset for you and your business. For those who already live and breathe DevOps, we hope you find something that will assist you in your growing enterprise.

With such a litany of tools to choose from, there is no “right” answer to what tools you should adopt. No single tool will cover all your needs and will be deployed across a variety of development and Operational teams, so let’s break down what you need to consider before choosing what tool might work for you.

  • Plan and collaborate: Before you even begin the SDLC, your business needs to have a cohesive idea of what tools they’ll need to implement across your teams. There are even DevOps tools that can assist you with this first crucial step.
  • Build: Here you want tools that create identically provisioned environments. The last you need is to hear “But it works for me on my computer”
  • Automation: This has quickly become a given in DevOps, but automation will always drastically increase production over manual methods.
  • Continuous Integration: Tools need to provide constant and immediate feedback, several times a day but not all integrations are implemented equally, will the tool you select be right for the job?
  • Deployment: Deployments need to be kept predictable, smooth, and reliable with minimal risks, automation will also play a big part in this process.

With all that in mind, I hope this selection of tools will aid you as your business continues to expand into the DevOps lifestyle.

Tools Categories List:

Infrastructure As Code

Continuous Integration and Delivery

Development Automation

Usability Testing

Database and Big Data

Monitoring

Testing

Security

Helpful CLI Tools

Development

Visualization

Infrastructure As Code

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1. AWS CloudFormation

AWS CloudFormation is an absolute must if you are currently working, or planning to work, in the AWS Cloud. CloudFormation allows you to model your AWS infrastructure and provision all your AWS resources swiftly and easily. All of this is done within a JSON or YAML template file and the service comes with a variety of automation features ensuring your deployments will be predictable, reliable, and manageable.

Link: https://aws.amazon.com/cloudformation/

2. Azure Resource Manager

Azure Resource Manager (ARM) is Microsoft’s answer to an all-encompassing IAC tool. With its ARM templates, described within JSON files, Azure Resource Manager will provision your infrastructure, handle dependencies, and declare multiple resources via a single template.

Link: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/features/resource-manager/

#Google Cloud Deployment Manager

3. Google Cloud Deployment Manager

Much like the tools mentioned above, Google Cloud Deployment Manager is Google’s IAC tool for the Google Cloud Platform. This tool utilizes YAML for its config files and JINJA2 or PYTHON for its templates. Some of its notable features are synchronistic deployment and ‘preview’, allowing you an overhead view of changes before they are committed.

Link: https://cloud.google.com/deployment-manager/

4. Terraform

Terraform is brought to you by HashiCorp, the makers of Vault and Nomad. Terraform is vastly different from the above-mentioned tools in that it is not restricted to a specific cloud environment, this comes with increased benefits for tackling complex distributed applications without being tied to a single platform. And much like Google Cloud Deployment Manager, Terraform also has a preview feature.

Link: https://www.terraform.io/

#Chef

5. Chef

Chef is an ideal choice for those who favor CI/CD. At its heart, Chef utilizes self-described recipes, templates, and cookbooks; a collection of ready-made templates. Cookbooks allow for consistent configuration even as your infrastructure rapidly scales. All of this is wrapped up in a beautiful Ruby-based DSL pie.

Link: https://www.chef.io/products/chef-infra/

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Top 12 Most Used Tools By Developers In 2020

rameworks and libraries can be said as the fundamental building blocks when developers build software or applications. These tools help in opting out the repetitive tasks as well as reduce the amount of code that the developers need to write for a particular software.

Recently, the Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2020 surveyed nearly 65,000 developers, where they voted their go-to tools and libraries. Here, we list down the top 12 frameworks and libraries from the survey that are most used by developers around the globe in 2020.

(The libraries are listed according to their number of Stars in GitHub)

1| TensorFlow

**GitHub Stars: **147k

Rank: 5

**About: **Originally developed by researchers of Google Brain team, TensorFlow is an end-to-end open-source platform for machine learning. It has a comprehensive, flexible ecosystem of tools, libraries, and community resources that lets researchers push the state-of-the-art research in ML. It allows developers to easily build and deploy ML-powered applications.

Know more here.

2| Flutter

**GitHub Stars: **98.3k

**Rank: **9

About: Created by Google, Flutter is a free and open-source software development kit (SDK) which enables fast user experiences for mobile, web and desktop from a single codebase. The SDK works with existing code and is used by developers and organisations around the world.


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8 Fun AI Tools Available Online

“AI for fun” — a phrase that we commonly don’t hear in the industry. Artificial intelligence has always been considered a revolutionary technology that has emerged to solve complex real-world problems like high-level computation, omitting manual labour, or data-driven optimisation. However, with its endless possibilities, there are many applications of AI that make this technology more accessible to the average layman person or kids at home.

To get people’s head around this sophisticated technology developers all around the world are continuously developing some fun AI tools that can be easily accessed online to get hands-on. Not only are these AI tools fun but also provide a good understanding of this technology to the users.

Here is a list of 10 exciting artificial intelligence tools that are available online for anyone to have fun with.

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