HTTP API Design Part 1: Requests

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This is the first of four articles on HTTP API Design. These articles are based on content from my recent book Advanced Microservices. This content is influenced by the HTTP standard itself as well as common RESTful practices. HTTP Request Overview HTTP is a protocol which sits a level above TCP. This protocol uses a… Read more »

Advanced Microservices

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My third book has now been published! It’s titled Advanced Microservices and was published through Apress in June, 2017. Buy Advanced Microservices on Amazon Buy Advanced Microservices on Apress This book contains a lot of knowledge I’ve learned throughout the past few years. It contains a broad set of information about many things related to… Read more »

Linux Mint Disable “Recently Used”

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Linux Mint (and likely other distributions) come with a feature which tracks files that have been recently modified by certain GTK+ based GUI applications. This feature appears when you use the common “Save As” or “Open” dialogs. The feature displays a read-only, pseudo directory which cannot be written to, requiring an additional step to browse… Read more »

Online Colorscheme Configurator for i3, i3status, dmenu

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This is a crude webapp for generating configuration files for theming i3, i3status, and dmenu. Change any of the inputs and you’ll be greeted with a UI tool to select a color. Copy and paste colors between fields to make them consistent. Online Colorscheme Configurator for i3, i3status, dmenu As you make changes the mocked-up… Read more »

A Holistic Approach to Microservices

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NOTE: The name of this book has been changed to Advanced Microservices and it has been published through Apress. Based on my recent focus on the world of Microservices I’ve decided to write a new book. The working title is “A Holistic Approach to Microservices” and as you can guess it covers a large amount of… Read more »

SF Node November 2016 – Node, Redis, and You!

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Here’s a recording of my talk from the November SFNode Meetup. In this talk I discuss using Redis with Node.js, how to use it for sharing state between multiple Node.js processes, and how to perform atomic operations using MULTI/EXEC and EVAL/EVALSHA. You can also View the Presentation directly if you don’t want to hear me… Read more »

Wrangling Microservices at OpenTable

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June Microservices Meetup Thursday, Jun 30, 2016, 6:30 PM Google SF345 Spear Street, 7th floor San Francisco, CA 100 Micros Went Hi, everyone! We’re pleased to announce the June meetup for SF Microservices. Thanks again for your many offers to host, speak, and sponsor!This meetup is sponsored by our friends at Google who are generously donating… Read more »

Linux-Compatible USB-C to HDMI Adapter

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I recently purchased the Dell XPS 13 (9350) laptop, which lacks any dedicated video output ports but does have a USB-C port. This recent Skylake-based laptop is constantly gaining hardware compatibility with Linux with each kernel release, so almost as soon as a new kernel comes out I upgrade. Consequently I’m currently running Linux Kernel 4.6.2…. Read more »