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Ian Rathbone
Ian Rathbone

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Sunday Review (2019-04-14)


My time as Scrum Master has come to an end this week as my sprint closes. It's been an excellent challenge and I've really enjoyed it. It's proven to be a good learning exercise and hopefully I've brought some new ideas for the next set of sprints we put together.

We've also had some interesting authentication and authorisation questions come to our team which we are still trying to figure out for the company. I find myself leaning on the great flexibility that Identity Server provides, having spun up several of these in Azure within 10 minutes to get some proof of concept ideas flowing.

Now I rest as we head into Easter and the final season of Game of Thrones.


As I'd done enough Scrum training for this sprint I decided to complete the Python Developer's toolkit. This is a good course to get a clean comparison of some tools and decide on what you need for your next application.

Continuing the Python Path I took a refreshing dive into Unit Testing with Python from Emily Bache. Apart from getting into some great detail about Unit Testing and the tools available, Emily has some great definitions on how unit testing should be done. I especially liked her comparison of Mocks, Stubs and Fakes.

It's been some time since I've done any learning around Unit Tests so I'm even thinking I may jump into some C# ones at some point once I've completed Python.

The News

Each week I'll post a few links that I've found the most interesting from technology blogs, reddit and other parts of the Internet.

Big news around Julian Assange getting removed from his prison cell. If I had to pick one story out from the week it would be the New York Time's click fest: Opinion : Its Time to Panic About Privacy -

Check out some other articles I've found interesting below:

Technology / General

.NET / Azure

Have a great week!

Winter Is Coming

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