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Can your programming skills be rated?

I’ve received an interesting question from a reader of the blog last week about evaluating your skills. Do you have some resources that would help me evaluate my own computing skills into categories like weak in one area or strong in another area. […] What I am wanting to do is start reviewing my own existing computing skills (since college) ...

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An Intro to Concurrency Patterns in Go

If you’re new to the Go programming language, it’s pretty likely that one of the first things you’ll hear about is Go’s baked-in concurrency support. If you’re curious about the basic concurrency patterns in Go, we’ll cover what concurrency is, and then go over a couple examples to help you understand the pattern. We won’t talk about some of the ...

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How to Separate Your AWS Production and Dev Accounts

Managing AWS can be hard. It has tons of services, very granular ways to enable and disable access between services, and lots of security implications that you have to keep in mind. Through the years at Codeship, we’ve learned many best practices, and we’ve seen many customers follow the same ones to make managing AWS accounts easier. One of those ...

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Having trouble getting started on learning a new skill?

Working on the same kind of project with the same old technologies you’ve already mastered is easy and comfortable. You’ve been telling yourself that you should move on to a more modern web development stack or learn a new library for a while, but you’re having trouble just getting started. It’s easier to dream about how cool it would be to ...

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A Serverless REST API in Minutes with Serverless Framework

The Serverless Framework (previously known as JAWS) debuted several months ago and has been rapidly maturing to help engineers build scalable applications without the hassle of maintaining servers. The Framework relies exclusively on Amazon Web Services’ Lambda technology to run your code in the cloud. Lambda is unique in that it containerizes your code and auto-scales those containers for you, ...

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Using Swarm with Calico on Docker Machine

In 2015, Docker announced their plugin system and revealed a list of early network and storage integrators. During Docker Global Hackday #3, we started playing with Swarm and Calico — however the tooling and integration at that stage made it difficult to implement. Thanks to the hard work of contributors to both projects, the barrier to entry for implementing Swam ...

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Controlling your novelty-seeking behavior

Getting started with a new technology is always exciting. You see all the things that it does right, unlike your current tools. The tutorial is fun, you have new toys to play with and you’re looking forward to cracking open that book or course. The first wins come in fast, giving you a rush of confidence and boosting your ego. ...

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Developers Hiring Developers: How to Ensure Productivity

When I took over as CTO at SupplyHub, I also took charge of hiring additional software engineers as well as managing our existing team. To bring structure to our hiring process, I’ve made use of methods that have brought us great additions to the team, while allowing us to stay focused on our daily engineering tasks. This article summarizes our ...

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Top Online Web Development Courses to Boost your Career

Do you want to know what is the best investment you can make with your time and money? Knowledge As a software developer you should be constantly acquiring new skills. This is the best way to advance your career and enjoy the rewards (monetary, emotional etc.). Towards that direction you should be reading books, devouring technical articles and staying informed ...

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