git push --force-with-lease=ref can save you from overriding others’ changes on shared Git branches
I'm a Software Quality Engineer 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 as a Software Development Engineer and am now diving into the details of how we prove out the quality in our software. 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.
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Taking you through the journey I go on when writing blog posts, from ideation to publishing the post.
How to track changes to files in Git without pesky file renames getting in the way, using
git log --follow
Using the example of deploying and running a Java JAR file as a way to show the lifecycle of a fully test-driven Chef cookbook.
How to easily introspect and pretty print a JWT on the command line using Ruby’s standard library, or using the ruby-jwt external library.
How to use
chef-shell to see attribute config and recipes, with and without a Chef Server.
A look at my time at OggCamp 2018, the talks I presented and attended.
Why you’d want a fat JAR and how you’d achieve it.
How to have inclusive conversations by providing the right context for those who may not have the same level of understanding.
A look back at my journey up to now, the choices I’ve made, and what advice I have for others who are embarking on their own journeys into tech.
Talks and Workshops
I have a number of talks and workshops that I have done previously, and am open to do.
I also have a number of projects I've documented on my projects page.