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Let's Build Something: Elixir, Part 4 - Better Tests, TypeSpecs, and Docs
We left off  with our first test case working, but less-than-ideal. Specifically, it's leaving the timestamp file it writes sitting on the disk, and in an inappropriate location (the root of our project). This is super lame, and we should fix that. Enter Ex...
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Let's Build Something: Elixir, Part 3 - Getting Started with ExUnit for Testing
NOTE: Before you get too far into this one, I want to mention that I realized I wasn't following convention in my Elixir file names, so there's a commit at the beginning of this post's branch that fixes it (and it's been merged to master as the others have ...
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Let's Build Something: Elixir, Part 2 - Supervising Our GenServer
In Part 1  we built a simple GenServer and worked our way through making it write a timestamp to a local file. During that process, we ran into a usage issue - we had to explicitly start the GenServer before we could invoke its write_timestamp/2  function. ...
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Let's Build Something: Elixir, Part 1 - A Simple GenServer
I'm an "ops guy" by trade. That's my main strength, tackling things at all layers of a SaaS stack to fix broken things and automate my way out of painful places. That said, I find that my mind wanders into the realm of, "wouldn't be cool if I could build  <...
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Sysdig Cloud - Monitoring Made Awesome Part 1: Metrics Collection
Just in case you hadn't noticed before now , I'm a tiny bit  obsessed with ops metrics. Most of my preoccupation with metrics seems to stem from the fact that... well... it's hard . "Metrics," for all that term entails, can be a difficult problem to solve. ...
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Deploying a Private PaaS: The Good, the Meh, and the Aw Crap
Moving your organization's dev and prod deployment architecture to a PaaS model can bring a lot of benefits, and a good chunk of these benefits can be realized very quickly by leaning on public PaaS providers such as RedHat's OpenShift Online , Amazon's ECS...
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