Many apps need configuration to connect to a database or send requests to error reporting or analytics services. When you’re developing your app on your laptop, you might connect to a database at
localhost. When you deploy your app to a hosting provider, you’ll likely want to connect somewhere else. Continue reading “Environment Variables in Node.js”
The single biggest misconception about iOS is that it’s good digital hygiene to force quit apps that you aren’t using.
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For the last ~2 years, I’ve been using Terraform to manage mostly AWS infrastructure. It has allowed me to know exactly what resources I’ve provisioned, save time by using modules for common configurations, and have a (probably false) sense of security that I can replicate everything in another region with a single variable change. Terraform is pretty great. Continue reading “Using Terraform to Manage DNS Records”
Source: Password Rules Are Bullshit
Passwords aren’t going anywhere soon. They are the biggest weakness in computer security. More people should be using tools like 1Password to manage unique, long, random passphrases.
what is the shape of largest area in the plane that can be moved around a right-angled corner in a two-dimensional hallway of width 1?
My dad has been trying to put a big sofa in the basement for 15 years. Good know it’s a harder problem than we thought.
Source: The moving sofa problem — Dan Romik’s home page
I’ve been experiencing this first hand for over a year. Side projects have helped with the atrophied skills, but the mental toll is still there.
Source: The Human Cost of Tech Debt – DaedTech
PostgreSQL Exercises is a great learn-by-example site. I’ve been using PostgreSQL both for work and side projects for the past couple years. It has a lot of built-in features that have made it my go-to relational database (proof in my tweets).