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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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Every programmer is self-taught

There are many ways to become a programmer beside getting a computer science degree. If you’re on that less conventional path, you may be wondering what you should do to catch up to people who do have a degree. How can you compete with someone who spent many years in a classwork learning about computers and programming? In my experience, ...

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5 Reasons Automated Testing Is Worth the Investment

In many engineering disciplines, testing is an accepted practice. It’s not something considered an afterthought or a separate process. It’s seen as a core part of the profession. Something you do without exception. But in software development, testing doesn’t seem to be quite so absolute — yet. Don’t misunderstand me. I don’t want to start a flame war about this. ...

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Mind the learning gap

Learning new things is hard work. When you finally complete a project, you feel like you’re on top of the world. Everything is going your way, you’re smart and you can tackle anything. You deserve to take a break for a few weeks because you did such a good job and completed your project earlier than planned. It’s a dangerous ...

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Year-long goals are too long

With the new year, everything you wish to improve about your life and your skills come back to the surface. Everybody is making lists and sharing them online, so it’s hard not to join in the fun even if you don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions. Don’t get me wrong: I believe it’s useful to set resolutions and goals but ...

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Introduction : Learning as a software developer

What to learn and when you should learn it is the hardest problem to solve as a software developer. There are tons of things you could potentially learn, with sites like Reddit and Hacker News adding new must-learn skills and technologies to your pile every week. How do you ignore the noise and choose the best skills to learn without ...

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