What’s Your Exit Plan?

It doesn’t matter if you work for yourself, at a startup, or in a massive enterprise environment: knowing what you’re going to do when it’s over is incredibly important

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Importing a CSV Into PostgreSQL Like a Pro

Importing data into PostgreSQL can be time consuming and painful – unless you toss the GUI tools and use scripts. I get into this in SQL in Orbit (which I

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Big-O, In Anger

When I started writing The Imposter’s Handbook, this was the question that was in my head from the start: what the f*** is Big O and why should I care? I

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What’s the Best Hashing Algorithm for Storing Passwords?

If you’ve had to store sensitive user information in a database, you’ve probably heeded the advice to “just use bcrypt”. But do you know why? What other choices

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Deploying Node and Mongo to Azure Using AZX

I’m going through a number of deployment stories with my little CLI experiment, AZX. I’ve been focused solely on the non-MS developer experience, which means Python, Ruby, Node,

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A Simpler Way to Azure

TL;DR: I made a fun CLI “wrapper” for working with web apps and Azure in a very Heroku way. It’s called “AZX” and you can read a full

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Turning a Blog Into a Book

I find programmers to be fascinating people. We’re all human but there’s an additional something that, to me, is fascinating to dig for. It’s the main reason I

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Postgres For Those Who Can’t Even, Part 3 – In The Real World

This is part 3 of a series of posts I’m writing for Friendo, a web person who wants to get their hands a lot dirtier with Node and

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Postgres For Those Who Can’t Even, Part 2 – Working with Node and JSON

This is part 2 of a series of posts I’m doing for a friend who’s a JavaScript developer that, according to him, knows next to nothing about Postgres.

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PostgreSQL For Those Who Can’t Even, Part 1

Just yesterday I was talking to a friend about Postgres (not uncommon) and he said something that I found shocking: I can’t even with Postgres, I know JACK

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