This page exists to share resources we’ve encountered that may prove useful to others (including those starting out in their IT careers that I work with) and in some cases a shortcut for me to return to resources.
Intro General Resources GIT API Oracle Cloud Development Knowledge Bases Dev Tools Development Platform Resources OS Resources Development Thought Leaders Development Language Resources Paradigms, Principles & Architectural Philosophy Patterns & Integration UI/UX Softskills Publisher Free Content Security Call for Papers SEO Sources of General Tech Insights
The following is a list of general resources that prove to be useful and cover many different domains:
Name Description / Explanation GIT free book Free comprehensive book from APress on GIT Git Cheat Sheet Quick reference GitHub search An explanation has to how to construct searches that will look inside of the code and across multiple modules. For example org:oracle-devrel extension:tf in:file template_file Search for references to template_file in all files with the terraform extension for the Oracle devrel repositories. OpenGitOps CNCF governed project to define best practises and tools to support the idea of GitOps All things GIT related API
Name Description / Explanation Nordic APIs Free comprehensive book from APress on GIT API Evangelist Quick reference goodAPI Website for consultants – with good blog and related tech resources for APIs Open API Spec visualization tool Excellent visualization tool for the Open API Specifications from API Handyman API Handyman This is the apps and service side of the organization that lead to the Swagger API specification, which became OAS v2. IMHO, the tooling is not as usable as Apiary OWASP In addition to a great tool, blog, and links to API Handyman‘s book published through Manning Apiary This is the apps and service side of the organization that lead to the Swagger API specification, which became OAS v2. IMHO, the tooling is not as usable as Apiary Swagger Hub Catalog of API tools and their compatibility with different versions of the standards. API Friends API Academy API design and mocking portal. Two versions, one is free for all, and the other costs and provides a range of features. Apiary supports Open API Specification (OAS) and API Blueprint, although Oracle, who owns Apiary, focuses on the more dominant OAS API Tools This is the apps and service side of the organization that lead to the Swagger API specification, which became OAS v2. IMHO, the tooling is not as usable as Apiary AsyncAPI Excellent information resources, including online training resources. APIcurio Registry of schemas for Open and AsyncAPIs GraphQL GraphQL Spec gRPC Spec and tooling for the API standard donated to CNCF by Google Webhooks Foundation All things API related Oracle Cloud
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All things Oracle Cloud related Development Knowledge Bases
All things Development related
All things Development related Development Platform Resources
Dev Platform related OS Resources
Development Thought Leaders
Name Description / Explanation Chris Richardson’s Micerservices.io Exceptional book covering many design patterns for Microservice style development. Neal Ford Another thought leader with connections to ThoughtWorks. Focus on more architectural aspects. Sam Newman Martin Fowler Leading thinker around modern development techniques, including microservices. Name used on a series of very good Prentice Hall books covering a range of topics such as service design. Technical leader at ThoughtWorks. Kin Lane API Evangelist All things Development related Development Language Resources
Name Description / Explanation 12 Factor App Set of development and design principles for modern app development Agile Manifesto Simple set of positioning statements that define Agile. TOGAF The most dominant architectural framework. Large and complex with additions to fit with Agile and other influencing ways of working. SAFe All things Architecture & Principles Patterns & Integration
All things Integration related UI/UX
Name Description / Explanation https://www.interaction-design.org/ A source of both training and freely available guidance documentation. Don Norman a major thought leader in usability, with excellent books on the subject. Part of the Nielsen Norman group (NNg) Nielsen Norman Group regular blogs on various usability techniques and best practices. Including an annual assessment of good and bad websites to illustrate recommended practices. Alan Cooper ( Designit) Leading expert on User eXperience, author of the About Face books. Very accessible UI/UX material. All things Usability related Softskills
Name Description / Explanation Enterprisers Project A website run by RedHat, but regular leadership articles and monthly release of HBR articles. Harvard Business Review (HBR) A lot of the content is subscription/paywall. But some content is free. Good source of thinking about organization and people skills resources. Draft.Dev Blog All things Soft skills related Publisher Free Content
All things Book related Security
Name Description / Explanation OWASP ( Top 10) Open Web Application Security Project. Ideal developer resource on security includes Top 10 common mistakes guidance. Center for Internet Security The ideal reference for demonstrating good security compliance for deliverables covering not just software but also security processes. SANS Institute Centre for security thought leadership. Produces newsletter and a lot of deep security material. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Excellent source of technical recommendations DLAPiper Law firm with some great free resources to help understand legal requirements around the world for things like data protection. All things Conference related Call for Papers
Where to register to hear for call for paper conference submissions
All things Conference related SEO
Sources of General Tech Insights
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