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.
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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Why I’m re-licensing the code snippets and post content on my site is, and how I’m making it more obvious.
Moving into Quality Engineering, publishing Chef training courses, conference speaking about Chef at OggCamp and the complex mess that is this very static website at DevOpsDays London.
Notes from the AWS Dev Day Roadshow in London, where we got to play around with Chef, Chef Automate and InSpec using AWS OpsWorks.
Using Ruby’s JSON module to pretty print JSON objects from the command line.
How to merge multiple repositories, with their history, into a single repository, using the
git subtree add command
Reusing network sockets for speed and reduction of authentication handshakes with OpenSSH.
How to get nicer
diffs when working with submodules.
Why you should explicitly add
backup false when
file through Chef, to avoid leaving potentially sensitive files still on the box.
A look at the new features coming in the new Chef 14 release, as well as what to watch out for when upgrading.
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.