How to win the race with hackers when new vulnerabilities are publicly disclosed!
Keeping deployed web applications up-to-date is imperative to prevent data breaches. Here's how to use automated testing of custom web application software to patch quickly after a support chain vulnerability is publicly disclosed.
Top 5 Tips and Tricks on Developing with Docker
A five tips and tricks I've built up working daily with Docker professionally for three years.
The Ripples From SolarWinds
The effects of the Solar Winds breach are felt throughout the tech community. More important than the breach though is the aftermath and the response to the incident. How does that affect others?
Brad Cox has died
Dr. Brad J. Cox Ph.D., influential computer scientist, co-inventor of the Objective C object oriented programming language, influencer of modern programming based on reusability of software components, has died.
Disable Low Quality Webcam Microphone in Ubuntu Linux 20.04
How to ensure your high quality microphone is always used and not the low quality USB webcam audio when joining Google Meet, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and other video calls. Block list the webcam sound with udev and use it only for video, not audio.
Remote Team Culture - Code Review and Style Guides
Code review and style guides are valuable when delivering clean and reliable code which is a team effort, especially in distributed teams.
Implementing Proper Application Maintenance Practices
Technology changes, application functionalities will be deprecated and vulnerable to security threats. This is why consistent, and proper maintenance is essential.
MySQL Decimal Data Type
The MySQL decimal (A.K.A. numeric) data type can be used to store the exact numerical value with a fixed point decimal. The Syntax of MySQL's decimal is "DECIMAL(precision, scale)".
Acknowledge Open-Source Contributors with Git Authorship
Even though Git has been the dominant VCS for over a decade, some popular open-source projects don't properly accredit contributors. Open-source projects have a ethical obligation to properly portray the work that was done to the project.
The Clean-up Refactor Deleting ".arel_tables"
Composing queries with ActiveRecord and .arel_tables to select individual columns results in long lines. By delegating `arel_tables to ., queries have a more readable interface without losing context. Delete .arel_tables from all usages; gain sanity dealing with complex queries.