A Fresh Cup
Notes on Rails and other development
- How to Create Custom Authentication Strategies with Devise and Warden - Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater just because you have unusual authentication requirements.
- The Children's Illustrated Guide to Kubernetes - You probably still won't understand Kubernetes completely after reading this, but at least you'll not understand it with cute pictures.
- Software Performance & Scalability: A Cheatsheet - Things to think about as you optimize large systems.
As I look for a new job, I think I'm most interested in getting back to pure web work. Remote is a must. Rails is where my best skills are, but I'd like to move into something new as well.
- PG Casts - Screencasts focused on PostgreSQL.
- The Segment AWS Stack - Production-ready AWS infrastructure implemented using HashiCorp's Terraform.
- Contextual Identities on the Web - Firefox is doing some work starting in V50 to allow you to be logged on with multiple accounts in side-by-side tabs in the same window. That'll be useful.
Looks like I'm back on the job market again. If you've been reading Double Shot for a while, you know the sort of things I've been poking at lately. But like most experienced developers, I can learn anything given time. MikeG1@larkfarm.com if you want to chat.
- My First 10 Minutes On a Server - Primer for Securing Ubuntu - A guide to manual configuration for reasonable security. For more depth, you should also look at 2016 Guide to User Data Security.
- Git 2.9 has been released - Prettier diffs is probably the part that will have the most impact on me.
I thought about linking to one of the "screw you, Apple" articles that have come out since the WWDC thing, but they won't convince anyone who's not already had it with Apple. I will say that I've reached my own limit on developers being shat upon by that company, and will be moving to Linux for my next round of upgrades. Bonus: no more wrestling with the horrible tools, walled garden, and general brain damage of working on iOS apps.
- WebTorrent - Torrent client that uses WebRTC to work in the browser. See also this article on Serverless Data Sync for an interesting use case.
- The Art of Monitoring - New ebook, looks like a good resource for the dev who's suddenly been through into ops.
- Performance Prereqs for Rails Teams - Things you can do now to prevent your Rails app from falling over later.