‪Features and apps that tell you how much time you are spending online is like McDonalds selling salads.‬

@postmodern Docker / k8s anything I’m missing out on by not doing plain LXC?

Feeling the pull to learning containers.

@bentest Ruby is used a lot on the devops side because it’s a nice glue language that makes connecting resources in heterogenous environments easier particularly with provisioning tools such as Chef and Puppet.

If you need to setup a forum, Discourse is awesome. discourse.org

@MikeG1 If you’re looking for a good book or audio book, David Byrne of Talking Heads wrote a pretty good one that explains music, it’s history, and where we are now with music, it’s titled, “How Music Works”.

Noticing the conversation about Rspec these days never mentions BDD.

‪Prometheus monitoring system is what I’ve wanted for so many years. Already tried nagios, sensu, and riemann. It’s easy to set up and flexible/powerful. prometheus.io

Call me old fashioned but... IRC > Slack

Experienced Rails/React/Elm dev looking for work. I'm not a rockstar, but I can get things done. More info: timcase.me

‪bluetooth can be frustrating, if you agree press the like button, if you disagree press and hold the bluetooth button to pair your device‬

I happily develop with 2 Dell XPS 13 laptops running Ubuntu 18.04LTS (cinnamon as my desktop). I provision my entire dev setup with Chef. Every two weeks I wipe one of the laptops and do a clean provision. A bit overboard? Maybe, but I love it.

Putting your backend api at mydomain.com/api and not api.mydomain.com will reduce request volume by 50% because you’re no longer subject to CORS preflight calls. Huge win if you can do it.

If an SPA takes longer (much longer imo) to develop, what are the conditions necessary to warrant it over a traditional server side app?

What do tech and developers have in common with the fashion industry? Everything.

Learned that Swagger API doc can take a Rails Rest API and facilitate the generation of JSON decoders for an Elm frontend. Can also be done directly with GraphQL. Net effect is even more bulletproof Elm frontend.

Why my software project was late, and curiously my trip to Ikea...

@jeromedalbert Don't wait, read the first edition now. It's so important that I don't want you to put it off. 2nd edition will have some different refactorings and I think they may release those in an online catalog. Or do what I'm doing and read both.


@skryking Taskwarrior. taskwarrior.org/, Taskwarrior is a fantastic TODO manager. Entire data store is 4 files:

Now consider this:

I would hazard a guess all of those are backed by a database, the reason I like file data store is that I have more tools for working with files, and it "feels" more lightweight. Of course databases are appropriate most of time.

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