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How to Learn Programming Faster If You Take Courses

September 18, 2020 · 1 min read
You're doing one of the many programming courses and wonder: "How can I accelerate my learning?" Here's the approach I took.

Why Can't I Pull The Scratch Docker Image?

June 30, 2020 · 1 min read
So, you have read of the `scratch` Docker image and tried out a `docker pull scratch`, which failed. What happened? And why?

You Should Care About Email Flooding. This Is How to Avoid It.

June 23, 2020 · 2 min read
Imagine this. Someone uses your website form to send thousands of spam emails. And you wake up to your email reputation being ruined and hundreds of “WTF happened” emails.

My Top 6 Docker Hosting Providers

April 21, 2020 · 3 min read
You may want it cheap and easy. Or you have complex requirements. For each taste, there exist Docker hosting providers out there.

How This Blog Works: JAMstack

April 14, 2020 · 3 min read
The dev blog. A place where you can shave that goddam yak as much as you want.

How to Verify Your Container Is Healthy: Docker Healthcheck vs Kubernetes Liveness

April 7, 2020 · 3 min read
How do you know your container is running? That it is healthy and can accept traffic? Health checks answer these questions for you.

Do You Follow These Best Practices for Docker and Node.js Production Apps? [+ example Dockerfile]

March 31, 2020 · 4 min read
Getting everything right with your Node.js applications in Docker is hard. Features and bugs swallow your precious time, and deadlines are looming over the horizon. Following best practices right now improves your security, decreases deployment times, and saves you headaches later on.

A Simple Way to Clean up Docker via CLI [2021]

March 27, 2020 · 1 min read
Have you ever had a full hard drive because of Docker? I had. All those old Docker containers, images, and volumes take up so much space. Newer Docker versions have a handy cleanup command for this.