Hi, I'm Jamie Tanna (he/him/his) Jamie Tanna's profile image, and I'm currently a Software Quality Engineer 2 with a passion for backend engineering, especially with regard to APIs and automation.

I've been building up my experience working in a DevOps environment while working at Capital One UK as a Software Development Engineer and am now diving into the details of how we prove out the quality in our software as a Software Quality Engineer.

I currently live in Nottingham with my partner Anna Dodson and our beautiful terror of a cat Morph.

I use my site as a method of blogging about my learnings, as well as sharing information about projects I have previously, or are currently, working on in my spare time.

I'm a GNU/Linux user, a big advocate for the Free Software Movement, and I try to self host my own services where possible, instead of relying on other providers.

Drop me an email at hi@jamietanna.co.uk, or using any of the other social links below.

Want to know why my site is www.jvt.me? Check out my post Why www.jvt.me?.

Below you can find my feed (h-feed), which includes all my content types on this site. If there's something in particular that you'd like to find, you may be looking for my blog posts, otherwise you can search for it.

  Learn a little jq, awk and sed

			This is a great post - I thoroughly recommend learning how to use common commandline tools such as `awk`, `grep`, `sed`, but also adopting a scripting language for more complicated stuff. I don't mean Bash, or another shell scripting language, but something like Node, Python or Ruby, as it'll give you the opportunity for a greater standard library, as well as tonnes of packages built by others.

by Jamie Tanna's profile image Jamie Tanna . Tagged with: commandline (1) .

  Don’t Put Your Work Email on Your Personal Phone

			This is a really interest post about the dangers of installing work apps (such as email) on your personal device. This is something I've spent a lot of effort avoiding in the last couple of jobs, as well as going out of my way to not use any personal services (i.e. social media, email) on my work devices, as there is most likely traffic inspection or they are Man-in-the-Middle'ing the traffic, and will therefore be able to glean passwords. Although this seems paranoid, I feel it's a good mindset to have.

This is especially useful because it has a great way of enforcing the separation between home and work. However, there are still ways that this can break down - for instance, I have a work phone which is provided so I can be out of hours on call. However, I have things like email and Slack which allow me to use it throughout the day and reply to messages when I'm not necessarily with my laptop. But that's an issue because that phone goes home with me, even when I'm not on call. I'll find I'm catching up on work on the bus on the way to work, as well as keep in the mindset of work when I'm physically out of the building.

This makes it quite difficult because I'm not really switching off, even though I've said above that I'm trying to keep work and home separate. So what I've been doing for the last few months is leave my work phone at work (as long as I'm not on call!) which means if I've left the office, I'm no longer able to action anything, even if I think about it.

by Jamie Tanna's profile image Jamie Tanna . Tagged with: job (2) .