Welcome to the new year! And you know what they say: new year, new posts from our authors. Read below to see what they’ve been covering recently.

Enterprise Environments: Understanding Deployment at Scale

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you mistakenly added bugs to your codes and shipped them to users? For instance, let’s say an IT firm has its primary work tree on GitHub, and a team member pushes codes with bugs to the primary work tree. The firm may also push the bug-infested software to users without knowing. Users will complain to the firm about the bug, but the problems may take a while to fix, especially if team members don’t work on weekends. This act can earn companies a bad reputation, since it means customer needs go unmet. So, which aspects of software deployment should IT firms be very mindful about? Ukpai Ugochi can answer this an more on Enov8’s blog. 

Top 11 Node.js Security Best Practices

Node.js is extremely popular nowadays, primarily as a backend server for web applications. However, in the world of microservices, you can find it pretty much everywhere, playing different and important roles in a bigger application stack. One of the advantages of Node.js is the ability to install additional modules, which from the security point of view, provides more opportunities to open back doors.  Additionally, the more popular the framework, the more chances that hackers will try to find vulnerabilities. Therefore, you should always take Node.js security seriously. In this post, you’ll learn the 11 best practices for securing your Node.js application. Find out more from Dawid Ziolkowski on Sqreen’s blog. 

Intelligent Alerts for Log Monitoring: Filter Out the Noise

Don’t get me wrong. Alerts are great because you don’t have to wait until the system is down to react. There are other dependencies of your services capable of hinting something terrible will happen if you don’t take care of a problem soon. In this post, you can learn a few tips and strategies for creating intelligent alerts to help you act proactively rather than reactively. Learn more from Christian Meléndez on Solarwinds’ blog.

Tips for Logging Apps on DigitalOcean

As a developer, you’ll always face challenges with your applications. Some of these challenges arise from the server after deploying code. It can sometimes be difficult to know what the problem is, especially if the app is running as expected in your development environment. This is something no one can escape. These errors are bound to happen to anyone, regardless of their level of experience as a software engineer or developer. You can get some of the best tips you can use to log error messages from Mathews Musukuma on Solarwinds’ blog. 

Log collection is the process of collecting log entries from many different sources in an organization and bringing them all to a single place. Why would this be a good thing to do? It all comes down to knowledge. Logs are ubiquitous in a tech organization since many different kinds of processes generate them. Because of that, your logs contain data about your whole system. Through log collection, you can leverage all that data, uncovering useful patterns in it that you can turn into valuable knowledge. In this post, we’ll offer you a guide on log collection so you can understand more about what it is and what you and your organization can gain from it. Carlos Schults can fill you in on Scalyr’s blog. 

Jest Testing: A Helpful, Introductory Tutorial

We also updated a couple of posts recently, like this one on Jest testing. Initially, Jest was created by Facebook specifically for testing React applications. It’s one of the most popular ways of testing React components. Since its introduction, the tool has gained a lot of popularity. This popularity has led to the use of Jest for testing both JavaScript front-end and back-end applications. Find out more on Testim’s blog. 

The 10 API Testing Tools You Can’t Live Without in 2021

For software companies, it’s important to know whether the product developed matches the expectations. Building on that, API testing is all about checking whether the applications meet functionality, performance, reliability, and security expectations. However, API automation tests are critical components of successful testing. Automation is a crucial component for your development team to improve its efficiency. Manual testing is a daunting and error-prone process that you can easily avoid with test automation tools. Learn more about API testing on Testim’s blog.