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DevOpsDays Indianapolis Conference: A Detailed Summary

I am providing a summary of my experience at DevOpsDays Indianapolis. For more context, please visit their website: https://devopsdays.org/events/2019-indianapolis. The conference spanned three days, with one half day of training. On the first day, I had to choose between these options for training: Kubernetes Training by IBM, Cloud Native Continuous Delivery with GoCD by Thoughtworks, […]
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AgileIndy, a developer’s perspective

First, I want to give some background on myself and my relation to the Agile movement. I have read the manifesto, I have worked on teams that have used scrum, and have also worked on some teams that practiced Agile. However, AgileIndy was my first agile conference and my first software related conference in general. […]
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Prevent Signal/Slot memory leaks in python

When using Qt in python, any QObject with a connection to at least one of its signals is not eligible for garbage collection. This makes it very easy to have memory leaks when using dynamically created QWidgets. In order to not leak memory, you must disconnect any slots from all signals on the QObject before […]
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Scripted Git Branch Deployment with Jenkins

When working with git, normally work is done on a branch then merged onto master. However, it is often desired or required that someone else take a look at it before putting it on master. The process of deploying your branch to a test environment is oftentimes manual / time consuming. It does not have […]
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Stop Using Variables – Learning Through Constraints

My new year’s resolution for 2017 was to stop using variables. My goal was to force some learning by applying a constraint to my work. Over the course of the year, I attempted this while writing various types of code: Restful api endpoints – good. It felt quite natural to write code without variables in […]
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A minor shift in mindset that improved my SQL

I am currently working on a project that involves writing stored functions in PostgreSQL. Typically the goal is one SQL query that returns all the data needed by a particular web page. At first I approached this from an Object Oriented perspective with a focus on minimizing redundant data. This led me down the path […]
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