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This is a guide based on my trips to Ireland, London, Japan, and Germany. I won’t talk about the specific trips here but will more specifically talk about inventory / packing. I’ll write some separate post about other aspects of traveling. The main theme of this guide is reducing mass, volume, and redundancy. This guide… Read more »

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This is the last of four articles on HTTP API Design. These articles are based on content from my recent book Advanced Microservices. This post is about standards for designing an API. Simple Envelope This first format is mostly a hypothetical one. When providing responses to a client it’s pretty easy to reply with either… Read more »

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This is the third of four articles on HTTP API Design. These articles are based on content from my recent book Advanced Microservices. This article looks at the formatting of request and response bodies. JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) JSON is the preferred serialization format for most popular HTTP based APIs today. The specification for JSON… Read more »

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This is the second 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 Response Overview After a server receives a request from a client it will always reply with… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »