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Brian Du Preez
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Just another software developer...
Just another software developer...

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The struggle to stay up to date is real...
We all know the software development industry is a non stop innovation avalanche barreling down a mountain. So staying up to date with all the tech you touch is becoming a real struggle. When I started out as a developer many years back, I felt staying on t...
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Some interesting videos from the last ng-conf
With so much content out there it is sometimes hard to find content that is actually worth spending your time on. ng-conf released 66 videos in their last playlist also someone gathered all the relevant resources for the conference available here Here are a...
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B.A.S.S - Boot Angular Secure Starter
As this is a post related to a project "starter", I decided this time to rather have most of the details in the README.md on github rather than here on my blog. To skip my ramblings:  https://github.com/bdupreez/bass I have recently done a couple little sid...
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Consumer Driven Testing with Pact & Spring Boot
Recently a colleague of mine stumbled across Pact.io ,  Our current application had grown to over 50 services and we we're starting to have some integration test failures and a brittle dev / acceptance test environment. So we decided to have a look at ways ...
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Quick Docker environment cleanup
Just a quick reference on my docker usage. When working / playing with docker a lot, you quite often end up with a ton of containers and volumes laying around after they are needed... Here are a couple tips I use to keep my environment clean. On Windows 10 ...
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AWS Solutions Architect - Professional Certification
Let me start by saying, for this certification I studied and prepared more than any certification I have done before and I have done a number of certifications throughout my career; Microsoft, Sun, IBM, Oracle and now AWS. It does feel like there is a mount...
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AWS Solutions Architect - Associate Certification
I have been messing around with AWS on little side projects and experiments for about the last year. I did find it quite a daunting experience as there is just so much to learn, do, try, break, struggle, deploy, re-learn and then eventually cheer when every...
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AWS Solutions Architect - Associate Certification
I have been messing around with AWS on little side projects and experiments for about the last year. I did find it quite a daunting experience as there is just so much to learn, do, try, break, struggle, deploy, re-learn and then eventually cheer when every...
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TOGAF 9.1 Notes
I was considering doing the TOGAF 9.1 certification. I have gone over all the content, to at least have a decent idea, what TOGAF is and what it is trying to achieve. However based on my current position, interests and trends I decided to rather focus my at...
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Oracle Workspace Manager - Basic POC with Spring Boot and Flyleaf
Working with a process to update configuration and master data within an enterprise is always a challenging task. While investigating possible solutions on how to have someone change data via a UI, then have those changes tested, signed off and approved bef...
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