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Android Development for iOS Developers
Android development has greatly improved since the early days. Maybe you tried it out when Android development was done in Eclipse, emulators were slow and buggy, and Java was the required language. Things have changed ...
Jan 16, 2020
Add a custom object to your Liquibase diff
Adding a custom object to your liquibase diff is a pretty simple two step process. Create an implementation of DatabaseObject Create an implementation of SnapshotGenerator In my case I wanted to add tracking of Stored ...
Jan 14, 2020
Keeping Secrets Out of Terraform State
There are many instances where you will want to create resources via Terraform with secrets that you just don’t want anyone to see. These could be IAM credentials, certificates, RDS DB credentials, etc. One problem ...
Validating Terraform Plans using Open Policy Agent
When developing infrastructure as code using terraform, it can be difficult to test and validate changes without executing the code against a real environment. The feedback loop between writing a line of code and understanding ...
New Year’s Resolution: Spotless Code
As your team enters the new year fresh off of a “holiday reboot”, broaden your next retrospective to look at the previous year as a whole. What went well? Where did things fall short? What ...
Dec 5, 2019
Refreshing AWS Access Token with Amplify and Axios
Authentication is one of those foundational pieces of your application that can be complex if your requirements don’t fit some predetermined mold. For that reason, I am aiming to provide you a quick and easy ...
Oct 16, 2019
Local Testing for GCP Cloud Functions
It’s easy to write Google Cloud Functions in Python. The trick is to 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 ...
Design Considerations for CI/CD Pipelines
When developing a new application, teams often take a close look to design application architecture, mitigate security concerns, address non-functional requirements, and plan delivery around critical business timelines. Designing the CI/CD process risks becoming something ...
Sep 24, 2019
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 ...
Sep 12, 2019
HashiConf ‘19 Recap
With HashiConf 2019 wrapping up, I’d like to take a moment to review some of the big announcements HashiCorp has made. The most notable announcements centered around the general release of Terraform Cloud. Terraform Cloud ...
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