Mike Hostetler

Sr. Consultant
5 years at Object Partners
23 years of Technology Experience

Mike has almost 20 years of experience in technology. He started in networking and Unix administration, and grew into technical support and QA testing. But he has always done some development on the side and decided a few years ago to pursue it full-time. His history of working with users gives Mike a unique perspective on writing software.

Local Testing for GCP Cloud Functions

It’s easy to write Google Cloud Functions in Python. The trick to is put a function that takes a single object in a file called main.py. Their example is simply: def hello_world(request): “””Responds to any .. READ MORE

Some Command Line Tools for AWS

I’ve been working a lot in AWS lately and while I like the tech stack, going through the console to do stuff is really annoying to a command-line junkie such as myself. I could cook .. READ MORE

Creating Raw SQL Migrations in Django

I am using Django, which has great support for PostgreSQL-specific functions in it’s ORM. I wanted to use a SearchVectorField inside my application and PostgreSQL recommends creating a trigger for to populate that column. Well that was easy enough but I .. READ MORE

Managing Multiple Python Instances

The problem with working on different Python codebases is the versioning and the large amounts of libraries available. Say you are working on a data science project using Pandas and then suddenly your boss wants .. READ MORE

A Quick Tour of Joda Beans

One of my big headaches about Java is the amount of boilerplate code you need to put in to make things work right. Especially in POJOs. I mean, is the solution to always run “generate .. READ MORE

Using Git within Gradle

I had a task to have a Gradle build look at the Git branch name and set a different variable based on what branch was. I could have made a system call to git but .. READ MORE

Liquibase and Spring Boot

I think it’s great that Spring Boot has built-in support for Liquibase but I think there is missing documentation on it. Some of it is on Spring’s part and others are in Liquibase. I hope .. READ MORE