The Digest

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For an idea of who we are and who we help, we're creating and adding to a catalog of sites and articles that we like. These are examples of the kinds of content and tutorials that we like to create, distribute, and promote. It's also a good source of examples for the reporting and audits we plan to automate.

Digest Contents

1. Tricentis on Data Integrity

There's data everywhere in the modern tech world. And a whole lot of it is incomplete, confusing, insecure, and just generally kinda bad. Companies lose tons of money to this problem and getting on the right side of it can be a huge differentiator.

Tricentis has a write-up on data integrity and its importance. We like this because of both the contents of the article and also the use of widgets and the clear way that things are laid out.

2. (Shameless Plug) DaedTech on SEO and Content Strategy

I hope you'll forgive a bit of a homer editorial plug. I've created a bunch of content about how Hit Subscribe drives search engine traffic in a series I've called (tongue planted only slightly in cheek) SEO for Non-Scumbags.

Give it a read, if you're so inclined.

3. RequestMetrics: Core Web Vitals

As we expand the nature of our offerings for Hit Subscribe, one of the things that we're looking at a lot is helping with reporting on and perhaps even remediation of web performancs issues. After all, suboptimal site performance can be one of the main drag factors on traffic. So I can appreciate an article explaining all about core web vitals.

4. Architect: React Environment Variables

Given my recent prototyping foray into front-end languages, I enjoy me some content about front-end techs. I am/was a long time close-to-the-metal kind of programmer, but I've grown to like the web stuff in my old age. At any rate, this post about environment variables in react is worth a look.

5. Enov8: Test Environment Management

It's always a little weird to wander around the internet and see your byline in unikely places. But, after creating, by my count, more than 1,000 blog posts over the last 10 years or so, sometimes it be like that. And so it went today in looking at this post about TEM. Apparently I wrote a thing once.

But from a content operations, my interest here is more in thinking about the range of Hit Subscribe and the sorts of content management that we do. We collaborated on a number of different pieces of content for Enov8, all realted to test environment management, over the years. More recently, we decied to consolidate them into a more holistic piece of content in guide format. And that took the shape of this holistic treatment of test environment management as a concept.

6. Community Site: How to Choose a Programming Language

We actually own community site aimed at people considering a mid-career transition to programming. It features interviews, people sharing their stories as programmers, and answers to common questions, like how to choose a programming language.

7. LinearB: Dora Metrics

In a past life, I was a management consultant in the world of software development. And, as management consultants are wont to do, I really enjoyed some metrics. Specifically, code metrics.

I used to actually write a bunch about static analyzers and similar subjects. These days, my participation is limited to reading and keeping an eye on things. And in that capacity, I can certainly appreciate a blog post walking readers through the idea of DORA metrics.

8. Waldo: iOS Unit Testing

As someone who, once upon a time, taught courses about test driven development, I love a good piece of content about unit testing. Doubly so when the author is an expert in legacy code remediation. So check out this writeup on iOS unit testing by Peter.

9. Plutora: Enterprise Software

I have lived a lot of my life in the enterprise world. Not so much anymore, I mean, I run a bootstrapped business. But for a long time, I consulted in the enterprise, and these days I'm trying to help businesses that sell into it (and occasionally are members of it).

So I can generally appreciate a good, straightforward treatment of concepts in the enterprise. And it doesn't get more straightforward than simple, clear definition of enterprise software.

10. Wrangle: Slack Tips and Tricks

As the owner of a remote business, I reluctantly live in Slack. But I try to minimize the (non-social) time that I spend there and make it as efficient as humanly possible. Wrangle is a tool that helps you do just that, by automating workflows and ticketing through Slack, using processes you're already comfortable with. But they've also obviously become Slack experts in the process, and they share that expertise with content about Slack tips and best practices.