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Are You Hard to Convince?

When discussing a new technology, I’m rarely the first one to jump on the bandwagon. In fact, I’m usually the killjoy that ends up arguing against using a new library or a new language feature when the enthusiasm is high and everybody is eager to get started. It’s not that I want to stay comfortable and never move forward. Rather, ...

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Go Beyond the Code–13 Courses to Master Tools, Frameworks & Techniques That’ll Streamline Your Coding Workflow Hey fellow geeks, This week, on our JCG Deals store, we have an extreme offer. We are offering the Ultimate Web Developer Bundle for only $10 instead of the original price of $718, yeap that is a massive 98% off. Quickly & Easily Create ...

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The Weak Case Against Strong Encryption

I used to think that the idea of banning encryption was too absurd for discussion. Whenever a politician or government official suggested it, I figured it to be a ploy covering the real desire, which was not to ban encryption, but to require backdoors that would allow encrypted content to be accessed by government agencies. So it goes in the ...

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Improve Documentation by Automating Spelling and Grammar Checks

What’s one of the first things you look at when trying a new piece of software? Or after you’ve hit that tempting Download button, what’s your usual next step? I will take a bet that for at least 70 percent of you, it’s the documentation that you check out next. However, writing documentation is typically something that developers would rather ...

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Introducing Business iQ

Want to learn how you will identify and fix code bottlenecks, memory leaks, slow database queries, infrastructure blockages, and zero in on third-party web services? Schedule a Live Demo of AppDynamics! As part of AppDynamics’ fall 2016 release, we’re excited to announce Business iQ, a new breakthrough App iQ performance engine enabling enterprises to drive success throughout every phase of ...

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Why Developers Should Write

As the editor of Codeship’s blog (and several other tech publications from bygone eras), I am of the strong opinion that every developer should write. Of course, I’m also aware that tech writing is a preferred pastime of a select few in the industry. But never fear, I’m going to tell you why you should write anyway. Why Writing is ...

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Keeping Remote Teams Cohesive

Good teams know how to collaborate well. When your team is spread all over the country or perhaps the world, this can be hard to do. Let’s pick up where we left off with my last article and talk more about the interpersonal skills we need to keep remote teams glued together. I’ll also discuss some support tools that make ...

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Pregenerating Static Web Pages for Better Performance

In my recent Tuning NGINX article, I talked about how it’s important to tune based on the specific needs of an application and its environment. In today’s article, we’re going to put that in practice. Last time, we tuned our environment by adjusting parameters within NGINX. Now, we’re going to explore a sometimes-overlooked aspect of tuning: making adjustments to how ...

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Monitoring Docker Containers with Elasticsearch and cAdvisor

If you’re running a Swarm Mode cluster or even a single Docker engine, you’ll end up asking this question: How do I keep track of all that’s happening? The answer is “not easily.” You need a few things to have a complete overview of stuff like: Number and status of containers If, where, and when a container has been moved ...

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