Feb 23 2015

Amazon Web Services and Go: Feel the Love

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By Trey Tacon My co-workers teased me a bit when they found out I was blogging about Go once again. I’ve been singing its praises for a few years now because I personally believe it is the programming language of the future. But I’m not alone. Amazon Web Services is feeling the love and just […] …

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Dec 19 2014

The Death of jQuery

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People new to web development often turn to jQuery to help them learn to write interactive web pages. The story was no different for me. I have fond memories of using $(document).ready() as a new developer and finding a dollar sign about every ten lines of code. For those unfamiliar with writing JavaScript code, the […] …

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Nov 21 2014

Functions vs. Methods: Know the Difference

Jason Brown

I know grammar nerds who gleefully correct others for using accept when they should be using except. And while I’m not usually one to correct others, I do occasionally hear colleagues using function and method interchangeably. I think it’s important to point out that the two concepts, while very similar, do not mean the same thing. …

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Nov 18 2014

First Look at AWS CodeDeploy

Justin Wendl

A new service named AWS CodeDeploy was announced last week at AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas! AWS CodeDeploy is an exciting new service that we had the opportunity to be involved with during the private beta test. Allow me to tell you about how cool it is… What is AWS CodeDeploy? AWS CodeDeploy is a […] …

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Oct 14 2014

AWS CloudFormation: Quick Tips

Justin Wendl

If you’re building infrastructure on Amazon Web Services, it is worthwhile to take advantage of the benefits of using AWS CloudFormation and utilizing version control to keep track of infrastructure. AWS CloudFormation is a JSON-templated document that allows you to define the resources you intend to create within Amazon Web Services, thereby …

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Sep 30 2014

Go for Python Programmers

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By Trey Tacon For the past several years, Python was my go-to language for most projects. I appreciated its (list of features, benefits) and still do. But once I started programming in Go, I never looked back. If Python and C got it on… At first glance I didn’t understand what all the hype was […] …

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Sep 23 2014

Object-Oriented Programmers Should Consider Python

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By Jason Brown There hundreds of programming languages out there and most of us don’t have time to learn them all. Ideally we find a few that are comfortable and relevant to our workflow. But at some point in our careers we’re challenged to stretch outside of our comfort zones and embrace a new language. […] …

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Mar 22 2012

A better way to authenticate users via a SQL database.

Jamie Begin

For years I’ve been using this simple design pattern when building a new user authentication backend for a project. Rather than just querying whether a username and password is valid, I perform a conditional INSERT on a login history table. It’s a pretty obvious idea, but not one that I’ve personally encountered in other developer …

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Jan 25 2007

A Basic Introduction to Postgres Stored Procedures

Jamie Begin

This article introduces the very basics of writing stored procedures with PostgreSQL (aka Postgres), an open-source database system. It is intended for both Postgres newbies and MS SQL Server/MySQL stored procedure veterans who are interested learning more about Postgres. Introduction I originally come from the world of MS SQL Server where stored p …

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Jan 17 2007

Developers: Beware of scams posing at pre-employment tests on Craigslist.

Jamie Begin

I occasionally check-up on the web developer jobs on craigslist.org, and this is the second time this month I’ve noticed this particular scam. When I realize what these asshats are trying to pull, it enrages me. I figured I’d write about here to warn others. In case craigslist pulls the ad here it is: We […] …

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