October is almost over, sunny days and beaches are just distant memories.
To fight the sluggish autumn, we’re looking at workations, and if they’re good for you or not.
We’re also covering the KRACK attack on WPA2, the state of Trello and Google Maps in space.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy DevCraft #20.
Have you ever dreamed of working while traveling the world? Is it really possible to take a holiday and keep working on your business? A workation has its benefits and disadvantages, but it depends entirely on your attitude and work-life balance. This interesting article from The Guardian discusses the rise of digital nomad, remote workers, and workations.
Languages, Tools, and Frameworks
I think is fair to say that Trello is a favorite product of every project manager. This is not by accident nor a coincidence, the team at Trello focused their efforts entirely on the end user and – according to this article – forgot just one important thing: to charge them.
An interesting collection of statistics collected from Realm on various software development related metrics: the most frequently used languages, locations of the world’s most advanced mobile devs, the state of Kotlin’s development? It’s an enlighting snapshot on the state of mobile development nowadays.
If you’re like us, you are probably working on more that one project at any given time, in both your work and personal life. Workspaces is a Mac application that permits enables you to launch collections of apps, files in a single click. When you starting working on a project just switch the workspace and it’ll show you a list of links, files, and resources you need.
Firebase (the mobile and web application development platform bought by Google in 2014) have launched Cloud Firestore, a fully-managed NoSQL document database. It provides real-time data synchronization, automatic multi-region data replication, offline synchronization and caching and SDK for the major mobile and backend platforms. It’s in currently in beta, but you can request an invite through the official website.
A group of Belgium researchers discovered a weakness in WPA2, the security algorithm that the majority of WiFi networks use. The attack can expose all traffic exchanged on the WiFi network to a malicious attacker by forcing key reinstallation. If you don’t have time to read the entire article, check out the video where they are able to read all the traffic exchanged over WiFi for an Android device, including user data and passwords.
Do you know what happens when you zoom out past Earth in Google Maps? You can access places outside of this planet! You can even visit the International Space Station, the Moon or Mars.
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See you next week!