How to upload a given community cookbook from Chef Supermarket to Chef Server, using Berkshelf.
How to create a dependency graph for a given cookbook's dependencies to understand the order to install them in.
How to set up kitchen-ec2 to use an SSH key that isn't available in AWS by amending the
user-data of the created EC2 instance.
How to resolve
Waiting for SSH service when running kitchen-docker.
Setting up a Test Environment for Job DSL Projects (6 mins read).
How to tweak your Job DSL configuration to allow working with test environments, to validate jobs configure correctly.
How to interact with the default branch for a remote repo, as well as update it if needed.
Better Chef Reporting for Automated Pipelines (1 mins read).
How to get better machine-parseable reports for your Chef Pipelines.
How to source your Chef Gem dependencies from your Chef cookbook's
metadata.rb instead of duplicating them between files.
Programatically Determining the Version of a Chef Cookbook (1 mins read).
How to determine a Chef cookbook's version programatically, using Ruby.
How to Use Cookstyle to Autocorrect Style Issues (1 mins read).
How to use the
cookstyle tool with Chef cookbooks to autocorrect style issues.
Ensuring Consistent Code Style with Job DSL Repos (3 mins read).
How to make sure that your Job DSL configuration repos are managed with consistent code style.
Speeding Up Gradle Executions with Parallelisation (2 mins read).
How to make your Gradle builds faster, by taking advantage of parallelisation.
Testing Time with Java (4 mins read).
How to make your Java tests better when dealing with
Announcing my new project, tokens-pls, which allows for easier manual testing with the OAuth2 code flow for Public Clients.
How to use the PKCE extension when using the Ruby library rack-oauth2 as an OAuth2 client.
Determining the (Git) Branch of the Jenkins Pipeline Job (1 mins read).
How to find out what branch the currently executing script has been checked out from.
Encrypting and Decrypting Text with OpenSSL (2 mins read).
How to use
openssl to encrypt text with a shared passphrase.
A worked example of how to use Jenkins Job DSL to set up a standardised pipeline for Java libraries.
How to install Ruby Gems in local development using your
Moving meetup-mf2 and eventbrite-mf2 to Heroku (1 mins read).
Moving my APIs
eventbrite-mf2.herokuapp.com to Heroku-hosted apps.
Autogenerating Postman Collections for IndieAuth Servers (2 mins read).
Creating Postman collections programmatically for a user's IndieAuth server.
Implementing the Refresh Token Grant in my IndieAuth Server (4 mins read).
Announcing support for long-lived refresh tokens as part of my IndieAuth server.
How to add a
javax.servlet.Filter to a Jersey application, built using the AWS Serverless Container for Java.
Writing Environment-Agnostic Functional Acceptance Tests (7 mins read).
How to structure your (Java) functional acceptance tests to make it easier to add environment-specific configuration.
Autogenerating Postman Collections for Micropub Servers (3 mins read).
Creating Postman collections programmatically from a Micropub server's supported configuration.
Introducing two new Java libraries for performing server-driven content negotiation.
Why I use server-driven content negotiation for APIs to allow for versioning and allowing different representations of APIs.
MediaTypes with Spring (1 mins read).
How to compare Spring's
MediaType by ignoring charset or parameters.
Converting X.509 and PKCS#8
.pem file to a JWKS (in Ruby) (2 mins read).
Converting X.509 and PKCS#8 files to JWKS format, using the
Generating a JSON Web Key (JWK) With Ruby (1 mins read).
How to create a new JWK with Ruby.
Creating a Personal IndieAuth Server (6 mins read).
Announcing the release of my personal IndieAuth server, and what I've spent my time on.
How to use Okta's Factors API to use push notifications to authenticate yourself.
How to List Gradle's Buildscript / Plugin Dependencies (1 mins read).
How to list the dependencies that are used by Gradle's plugins as part of its buildscript.
Filtering Tasks and their Subtasks in JIRA (1 mins read).
How to filter issues, and their subtasks, with JIRA Query Language.
Globally Logging all Spring (Boot) Exceptions (3 mins read).
How to log whenever an exception triggers on an exception handler with Spring.
Using Git Diff Without a Repo (1 mins read).
How to use
git diff when you're not in a Git repo.
Changing the Storage of Cites on my Site (2 mins read).
Changing how I store and render context for other posts.
Providing Hints for Autoconfiguring Micropub Clients (3 mins read).
Enhancing my Micropub Server and autoconfiguring Micropub client with the support for
Creating an Auto-configuring Micropub Client (2 mins read).
Announcing support for my Micropub Client configuring itself based on support in my server.
How to fix
git rev-parse suddenly not working after a Jenkins Git plugin update.
How to use Gradle to publish and consume artefacts build on your local machine.
Women in Tech October: How to Manage Your New Manager (4 mins read).
A writeup of the Women in Tech October meetup in October, where Ruth Lee spoke about How to Manage Your New Manager.
Unit Testing Auth0 Rules (8 mins read).
How to write unit tests for your Auth0 Rules, without running it on an Auth0 tenant.
How to resolve the error
Unexpected Parent Dependency when building Gradle projects in IntelliJ.
Debugging Git Errors Using Environment Variables (1 mins read).
How to use environment variables such as
GIT_TRACE to debug what's going wrong / what's happening under the hood with
Celebrating Four Years at Capital One (3 mins read).
Reflecting on my time at Capital One so far.
Hacktoberfest Comes to Homebrew Website Club Nottingham (2 mins read).
Announcing Hacktoberfest-themed events at Homebrew Website Club Nottingham in late September and October.
Creating Signed JOSE Objects with Ruby (1 mins read).
How to use
ruby-jose to create a signed JSON Object Signing and Encryption (JOSE) object on the command-line.
Why you should be opting for local tooling when working with sensitive data, even Non-Production ones.
Discussing the options available for posts that require authentication while using a static site, using my own personal requirements.