Really Using Visual Studio Development Containers

Posted on 25 Sep 2021

Here’s a hypothetical: you have to on-board another developer and, on top weathering their entirely reasonable questions about why this or that tool isn’t being used, you have to help them get their development environment setup. In addition to explaining that, yes, this other tool would be great and improve... read more

Getting Started with Clojure, Even on Windows

Posted on 29 Apr 2021

When you find yourself looking to flex your language learning skills, functional languages often end up on your short list. After reading this past year’s “State of the Clojure Community” survey results, I couldn’t help but notice how few developers who run Windows are choosing to learn Clojure. For sure,... read more

Provision Pragmatically and Programmatically with CloudFormation, 3

Posted on 22 Apr 2019

This is the third and final part in a three part series where we build up a CloudFormation tempate for what I like to think of as a pretty typical environment: one virtual private cloud broken into two subnets and including two instances. So far we have covered… Part 1:... read more

Provision Pragmatically and Programmatically with CloudFormation, 2

Posted on 05 Feb 2019

This is the second part in a three part series where we build up a CloudFormation template for what I think of as a pretty typical environment: one virtual private cloud broken into two subnets and including two instances. If you haven’t read the first part in the series, I... read more

Provision Pragmatically and Programmatically with CloudFormation

Posted on 25 Jan 2019

How many times have you gazed upon the list of services that Amazon is providing through their Amazon Web Services (AWS) family of products and felt an unpleasant mixture of anxiety and confusion? If you’re anything like me, it would be literally every time you visited their website. While I... read more