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Hugo Sharman-Firth
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A journey through Windows and OSX to Linux and NixOS
Windows was the first operating system I ever used and was what I almost exclusively used until the end of my university degree. As part of my studies I dabbled with Linux but never thought I would use it full time and I didn't think highly of OSX. In 2013 ...
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Using the Either Monad in Clojure
Recently at work we've started up two interesting study groups: Haskell and Category Theory. The category theory group we've been going through Bartosz Milewski's series of videos 'Category theory for computer scientists' , and Haskell we've been building a...
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A dockerised development environments
I'm continually frustrated by the setup process when I want to learn a new programming language, or use a new technology. Each technology has it's own installation methods and ways to configure it. While it is important to understand these kind of things fo...
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A dockerised development environments
I'm continually frustrated by the setup process when I want to learn a new programming language, or use a new technology. Each technology has it's own installation methods and ways to configure it. While it is important to understand these kind of things fo...
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First impressions of docker in anger
So I've just started my first foray into Docker in anger. Nothing has made it to production yet but I want to talk about some of the challenges I've found and overcome in just the last couple of weeks. A little bit of context about what I am doing right now...
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Jackson Json Views with DropWizard
On my current project we've been using DropWizard. For the most part this experience has been pleasant, of course it hasn't been without it's challenges but software development is never without challenges. The most recent challenge has been using Jackson's...
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Deploying a Django web app with Ansible
I've just started on a new project, it's a short project, around 7 weeks. We had 3 days for iteration 0 to get a few things setup. One of those things was a reliable means to deploy the exisiting web app to a new instance on AWS. The codebase had some exisi...
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My problem with 'agile'
As a consultant even with my relatively small amount of experience I dislike the way that most teams and companies approach agile. They become focused on the practises and processes that often get taught when you introduce a team to agile software delivery....
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Full-stack Clojure web API
  If you were building a Clojure web API what you you use? I'm building one from scratch at the moment. This is what the tech stack looks like so far - Testing - Midje and Ring-mock Web server - Ring (I'll consider alternatives like http-kit if/when perform...
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Geospatial data in Mongo
I'm currently building a simple web API using Clojure and Monger. The API currently takes a longitude and latitude and will return a vector of locations that fall within a predefined distance of that point. (Note: this will change). The code itself is prett...
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