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How do you write about optimizing Kubernetes clusters without getting into the weeds? The whole thing is just weeds. Nonetheless, there are things you can do to reduce your kubernetes spend and maintain performance without an advanced degree in Kubernetology, and I'll go over some of those things in this post!
While a few hundred megabytes in an application image seems a small concern in this day and age, when you're running scores or hundreds of instances in a cluster environments such as Kuberenetes, those megabytes start to add up. This can lead to spending more than needed on infrastructure, CI builds taking longer, and performance issues during cluster scaling. Read this post for a few simple tricks to slim down your docker image.
JSON is everywhere you look these days. The `jq` tool makes it easy to slice, dice, and transform JSON from the command line. It can be hard to map the official manual to real-world applications, so let's look at some practical examples of `jq` and its cousins that handle YAML & HTML!
I am removing the comment forms from my website due to spam. But are spam comments all bad? Not necessarily! Some of my best comments have been spam.
ES2019 introduced a new way to access the (non-unique) description property of (unique) Symbol objects. As with any new JS feature, every developer's first question is "how can I shoot myself in the foot with this?" Read and find out!
We all want to "improve as we go" when writing code, but how do we do this while also getting the feature development task at hand done and keeping our PRs small?
Frameworks are good when they speed up stuff you already know how to do; if they are just magic incantations and you have no idea what they’re actually doing, that’s when you run into trouble.
A rabbi, an élite open source project maintainer, and a workaday developer walk into a tech conference
Some thoughts on getting the most out of tech conferences.
Microservices make some tasks easier and introduce some challenges where they didn't exist before. In this post we'll look at sharing sessions across microservices on the `now` platform.
Watching a filesystem for changes and building an input (markdown) file to output (HTML) on each change? This sounds like a job for... Observables!
Markdown in, HTML out... do we really need a framework for this? I Don't Think So!!
So you're familiar with the `debug` node module. Let's take a look at some more advanced uses and useful tricks!
What if, instead of commenting out or deleting our useful log statements when we're not using them, we could turn them on when we need them and off when we don't? The `debug` module lets us do that-- but how does it work? Let's find out!
The demo-gods are unmerciful and typing is hard with hundreds of people looking on. Learn to write code without writing code and your presentations will go off without a hitch!
LoopBack makes it easy to develop greenfield APIs, but in real business environments, data isn’t always tidy & cooperative. In this case study we'll see what it takes to migrate a complex legacy application to LoopBack.
New language features can make an expression that was cumbersome to write in ES5 easy in ES6, enabling and encouraging the use of this type of expression. We’re going to look at one such case here: how arrow functions make it easier to write higher-order functions in ES6.
Wherein I document my Grunt+github-pages+bookmarklet build which required templating, switching branches, rebasing, commit, and all sorts of craziness.
Shell feeling shabby? Spice things up with Toilet, the ASCII generator!
How do you encode animations for a 9x14 LED matrix? By building a web-app, of course!