Becoming a Version Control Pro in Full-Stack Development

The ability to handle and manage different versions of your code is an essential skill in full-stack development. As such, learning version control systems (VCS) is a critical part of your journey. VCSs allow developers to keep track of changes, collaborate on projects, and revert back to previous versions of their code.

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Delving into the Back-End in Full-Stack Development

Having tackled the world of front-end development and conquered either React, Angular, or Vue, it's time to move to the next frontier in your full-stack journey: back-end development. Unlike the front-end, which is all about the user experience, the back-end is the server-side of websites.

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Mastering the Basics in Full Stack Development

Embarking on the journey to become a full-stack developer requires an understanding of many concepts. As intimidating as it may seem, the roadmap can be divided into manageable chunks to make your learning experience more effective and enjoyable. The first and perhaps most important step in this expedition is "Mastering the Basics."

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Decentralized Data: Just What the Doctored Ordered for Real-Time Warfighter Insights

It’s not hard to figure out: decentralized servers in a network system leads to decentralized data, similar to what refers to as “widely distributed IT environments including on-premises and multi-cloud systems.”

The decentralization principle can be a big plus in real-time decision-making, leading the current Dept. Of Defense (DoD) charge towards edge computing and greater battlefield effectiveness.

The Warfighter Needs Real-time Data Analytics

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Despite Vulnerabilities, OSS in Government’s Here to Stay

A recent article makes a bold declaration, claiming “open-source software has become the foundation of the digital economy … it constitutes 70% - 90% of any given piece of modern software.” 

If you're questioning the credibility of open-source code, look no further. Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft all contribute to open-source resources. Google’s DNA is open-source code. Its mobile Android platform was constructed of open-source software (OSS). 

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Zero Trust’ True Effectiveness is Addressing Internal Threats

A recent cybersecurity-related article from makes a great point: “the global pandemic accelerated business, government, and personal activity moving to digital networks, growing the potential attack surface and possible points of entry for cybercriminals. 

Cyberthreats and online attacks grew exponentially when the public sector was forced to conduct more of their business online and reach their now-remote employees over unsecured personal devices outside of traditional network firewall safety. 

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Persona Management Ensures Brand Messaging Safeguards Your Reputation

In today’s public sector climate, whether through social media, public affairs, agency announcements, or news reports — misinformation is everywhere. One wrong message can spell disaster: 

  • A national security official, using an online alias, tweeted critical comments about the presidential administration he was a part of. 

  • The British Embassy in Washington DC posted a celebration photo of the 200th anniversary of burning the White House. 

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How Valuable is Data to Government?

“Delivering a clearer assessment of financial risks … requires both climate data and financial data — information that is often siloed — and the ability to integrate this data.”-Nellie Liang, Undersecretary for Domestic Finance, US Treasury Department
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