Articles by Alan Barr

Embracing Dot Net and F#

Guiding your career should be based on taking on harder and harder challenges and not just the tech stack. It's normal to feel hesitant...

Maximizing Impact of Software Delivery Teams

What are the strategies that software delivery teams do to make an outsize impact on their organization? Where is the emphasis and focus?

How does Quality Engineering Relate to DevOps?

How can embracing devops lead to higher outcome of quality software? How can quality engineers lead/guide this effort?

What does a Software Quality Engineer Do Exactly?

What does the role of a Software Quality Engineer or a Software Developer in Test entail? Where is the value add for a team and how can...

Teaching Others About What Quality Engineers Do. Teaching Testing to Non-Testers

Creating software is a different mindset than critiquing it

Memorable Projects I have worked on

Looking back at some of the projects I have worked on

Scraping HTML to use for data science purposes

I started exploring with with python's new async integration to scrape data from a website.

Scraping HTML to save leads to a database

I built an HTML scraper to save leads to a database and learned about dotnet core in the process.

Setting the right website headers for security

I attempted to set proper security headers for my website and found out what these changes do and why

Website Performance

Optimizing a website for performance and what utilities are available for that.


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