My name is Nikolas Knickrehm and I am a Full Stack Developer and IT Consultant. This is a place where I write about work related stuff, technology and my favorite books.
We recently tried to optimize a Lambda function that is transferring files between two systems through REST-APIs. It was downloading a file from one system, splitting it up into chunks of a few MB before uploading the chunks to the destination system.
For over one year my current team was using the Live Share plugin for VS Code and more recently also Code With Me for IntelliJ on a daily basis due to our remote setup. While initially I really loved this highly collaborative way of remote pair programming I now see a lot of issues with it.
Today I had a little confrontation with Jest while writing unit tests for a Lambda function in TypeScript. The function is using the AWS SDK to send messages to an SQS queue. While this mocking problem seems very specific at first, mocking other dependencies would yield similar results.
Flutter might be the millionth technology for creating cross-platform apps for iOS, Android and the web. Still it was recommended to me multiple times and has a very active community, which was why I decided to try it out on my own.
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