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20,000 lines under the Go-cean

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Last year I wrote two blog posts about the programming language Go. This is the follow-up after having written over 20,000 lines of Go code.

50 Evil Uses for Drones

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Inspired (triggered?) by a good friend’s post on LinkedIn that was talking about all the good that comes from drones, I accepted his challenge to write a quick list of at least 50 evil uses that come to my mind to demonstrate why my future vision of mini-artilleries on roofs is perfectly reasonable.

After 100+ Interviews as a Hiring Manager in Engineering

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Did you know that your cover letter won’t be read and that your CV will be looked at for a few seconds at most? Let’s take a look at job applications from a hiring manager’s perspective.

IPVS: The Linux Load Balancer (Deep Dive)

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Did you know Linux has a built-in network load balancer? Did you know it is used by Kubernetes? Let’s explore!

Into the new School Year with Open Source and YouTuber Spirit

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Instead of doing the same old bad slides combined with bad audio on Zoom, let’s learn from YouTubers and dig into free and open source tools to change the way we teach in the face of the pandemic.

TCP connections can break silently

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Are you thinking of using Microservices? Here’s something you may not know: TCP connections can break entirely silently.

Mockito is Bad for Your Code

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Mockito, a tool to make mocking easy, is actively encouraging test code. Here’s why.

What even is “Senior”?

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“Senior Software Developer” — says the text on the business card. But what makes someone senior? Is it the age? Is it the years in the business? Know-how? There’s a sometimes heated and, to some extent, endless debate going on what makes an engineer senior.

Don’t Block ICMP

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“Don’t ping my server!” — is the sentiment among many sysadmins, and usually leads to a full-on ICMP blocking. But, it’s a terrible idea. Here’s why.