There are plenty of tools out there that make developers' jobs easy. But not all go far enough. Sometimes to automate the things that matter you need instructions specific enough to cover your project but abstract enough to be reusable. I developed a domain specific language for deploying web apps. The moral of the story is: don't just use languages. Make them.
Most people know that computers are "just a bunch of ones and zeroes," but few understand what that really means. How do ones and zeros become numbers, words, and pictures? This talk starts at the beginning, explaining binary numbers and shows how they are used to describe basic datatypes. We begin to uncover what the statement "just a bunch of ones and zeroes" really means.
Back in the dark ages of 2015, setting up authentication for microservices and SPAs was a huge PITA. Thankfully, it's now 2016 and it's dead simple. We'll go over what's needed for modern authentication and how easy it is to get it all working with Authentic.