Because, honestly … there’s not much to say.
It’s been steady-as-she-goes. I have joined a new Employer since February 2019. I’d like to be at this place for a while. Very good people.
I know enough React patterns – pre-Hooks and post – to be “effective” on the Client. It allows me to believe that I’m still full-stack, but mehhhhh – I’m not fooling anyone. I’m Server these days – Node and all the build & deploy DSLs that go along with it. I am not yet Serverless, but I do use this amazing Firefox Extension. I have not yet started to learn Rust.
About a month ago, I learned that we have to properly tune the
ANALYZE engines in Postgres to avoid major INDEX slowdowns in a Test Suite environment.
A month before that, I (finally) spun up an ArchLinux-based (Manjaro) server to run VirtualBox to run my radio station’s WinXP-based transmitter, and jacked it all up with a lot of
bash-driven health scripts.
Also, in the past quarter, I set up Let’s Encrypt on my cloud hosts,
and bullied through the usual rvm and Chef upgrade nonsense.
I haven’t moved to Docker yet; that’s coming soon –
my station’s data services require JDK 7 at the latest, and support is falling away.
My home-rolled VPN server is a Docker container running on DigitalOcean, I use that tech on the job, so it’s familiar.
Ultimately, I’ll virtualize everything. Containers upon containers, to keep the old stuff that works good still working.
If I learn anything exciting, I’ll be sure to let you know I promise.
The topics I’ve chosen to link out to are tooling-specific. Many I use daily, and am I grateful for them.
I didn’t link out to some topics. I think of them as ‘movements’ more than just a tech stack. When I look back, it’ll be interesting to see how each has aged, some like wine, some like milk.
And other topics, in their transience, shall remain nameless.