Learning a new codebase can be a challenging task. Unfortunately at times the original developers are no longer around and the documentation may be outdated or missing entirely.
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I have worked remotely for 5 years now both at home and as a part-time member at a few coworking places.
A recent work project involved persisting user data in Redis. We wanted to estimate the amount of memory we expected to use to determine whether the infrastructure currently available would be appropriately sized.
When switching between multiple Ruby applications, rbenv makes it easy to find, install, and use the appropriate version for the project. Let’s take a look at how it is used.
This post describes some strategies to help address performance problems in web applications. They were written with Ruby on Rails in mind, but are general techniques that can be applied to other language and framework environments. This is not a...
A quick look at two Microservice Frameworks for Java.
This is quick command line tip to view upcoming calendar events in a compact form on the command line, with a single command.
This post will take a quick look at views, stored procedures, and check constraints. What are they and what are their use cases? This post is specific to PostgreSQL.
Remote workers rely on technologies to help stay connected with teammates, communicate as richly as possible, work on the right tasks and stay motivated.
This post was written in February 2017 and I’m just getting around to posting it now in September of 2018. These technologies are not new or flashy but they are proven and have a lot of documentation and tooling support....