Why Go(Lang) Made Me More Productive

Go is a programming language developed at Google, it appeared in 2009. Go is a minimalist, statically typed, compiled language. It compiles to native code for most of the major OS platforms. Of the two things, I enjoy the most about being a Software Engineer are, coding, and learning. I try to learn new programming languages at a rate of 1 every one or two years. My method for learning is by actually using the language in practical projects. [Read More]

Mac OSX Tasks Automation with JavaScript

I love automation and often use automation tools to improve my productivity. Iā€™m using a MacBook Pro as my main workstation, which includes the Unix Like Mac OSX. I wanted to find a way to ease my everyday tasks, for example, programming and writing on my blog. Open many apps and setting them up, slows down my cognitive system, and doing that can take a couple of minutes. What if I could reduce that to a few seconds by writing a script to perform those repetitive tasks for me. [Read More]

Why Kubernetes

Deployment, scaling, monitoring, service discovery, configuration, we may or not be aware of such problems when we start but we definitely have to find a solution for them if we want to have a sustainable infrastructure for implementing software which is able to support increasing levels of success. There are many approaches to tackle the aforementioned situation, and a good first step is to standardize the application representation from the infrastructure point of view. [Read More]

Why Docker

Abstractions We use abstraction to be able to cope with the high amount of information our senses receive all the time, by filtering and focus on what we really need, without that ability we would not be able to function properly in life. When we talk about applications, it is useful to abstract them as packages. There are some things we would like to do with those packages, which are finally going to be delivered to a client or user. [Read More]

Chapi Go Toy Web Framework

On my quest of learning I heard about this relatively new language called go. I don’t remember well the details of why I had the desire of learning it, but as I normally do in order to learn a new language or tool, I write code to test the features and get an overview of what I can accomplish using it and… I also read the first chapters of this book: Programing in go

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Weaselpecker v1.1.0 released and available on NPM

I few months ago I wrote a little module for mocking Waterline models, you can check my related post here “Weaselpecker: Node.js- Waterline Simple Mocking Library”. It seems the module was useful for some developers (which is great šŸ˜€ ) so I took a few hours to review my code and add a couple extra features. I’ve released v1.1.0 which is available on NPM https://www.npmjs.com/package/weaselpecker. Installation npm install weaselpecker --save-dev Examples here https://github. [Read More]

Managing your JavaScript Dependencies with RequireJS

RequireJS is a module loader for JavaScript. RequiresJS is based on the AMD (Asyncronous Module Definition) API specification, which provides a mechanism for defining and consuming modules. When you require or use a module, it will be retrieved asynchronously and cached at the time you need it, that improves performance since you don’t need to load all your dependencies (JavaScript files) at the same time.

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Node.js Modeshape REST Client

Modeshape

Modeshape is an hierarchical data store written in Java and is part of the JBoss portfolio . ModeShape clients are based on JSR 283 also known as JCR (Java Content Repository). There’s another popular implementation of JCR called Jackrabbit, part of the Apache Software Foundation.

Content Repositories such ModeShape are great for data organized in a tree like structure such Content Management Systems, Digital Assets Managers, Document Management Systems, Social Collaboration Systems etc.

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