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Bootstrap your Dotfiles with dotbot

A customized set of dotfiles can vastly increase your command-line productivity and happiness. In this tutorial, we'll be setting up a dotfiles repository and bootstrapping it using dotbot.

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Easily Rerun EC2 UserData

EC2 UserData code blocks only run when an EC2 starts up for the first time. Rerunning this code can be useful for troubleshooting purposes. I go through how to view, verify, and execute your EC2's UserData.

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Polyglot Version Management with asdf

Managing and remembering the commands for multiple version managers can be cumbersome. Asdf is a polyglot version manager that supports a large number of languages. This means remembering only one set of commands for all of your version management needs.

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My Tech Podcasts: Summer 2020 Edition

Tech podcasts are a great way to stay on top of everything going on in the software development industry. This is my list for Summer 2020.

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Backup and Restore Visual Studio Code Extensions from the Command Line

The backup and restore of your Visual Studio Code extensions are simple tasks from the command line. I go through the commands and also create a script to easily make use of them.

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C# Scripting using dotnet-script

C# is an extremely powerful language but for small, simple tasks it tends to be a bit overkill. dotnet-script aims to alleviate the friction. It allows C# code to be run script files - no compile step, no csproj file, and no Main method.

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Chromebook For Development - 1 Year In

With the advent of "Linux on Chromebooks", Chromebooks are now viable machines for lightweight development. Here are my experiences after using a Chromebook for development after 1 year.

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Build .NET Core Applications using GitLab CI

Establishing CI is a crucial step to building mature applications. In this post, we will go through how to utilize GitLab CI and create a pipeline that will build and test your .NET Core application.

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Cucumber.js with TypeScript

Cucumber is a powerful test framework that allows tests to be fronted by plain English allowing developers, testers, and business stakeholders to better communicate and collaborate. In this post, we will create a basic Cucumber suite in TypeScript.

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Health Checks for TypeScript Microservices

Assessing the health of your overall system is vital when working with microservices. This post will detail how to create standardized health checks that can be used to assess the health of your service as well as any downstream dependencies.