Should You Hold Spelling Errors Against Developers?

How do you feel about spelling errors in code? I wrote about them for SubMain on their blog. You’re checking out some code. It’s been a long time since you looked at this project. Or maybe it’s the first time. You point your editor at an interesting file name and double-click to open it. Your […]

Getting Started with Python and Feature Flags

Python is a fun language, and I’ve been trying to use it every chance I have. This post was one of those chance. I wrote on guide on using Rollout’s feature flags with Python. You can find the original post here. You’re doing it right. You’ve set up an array of microservices that offer REST […]

The Biggest Problems of Unit Testing With C++

Maybe you’re new to C++. Perhaps you’ve been working with the language for a while and are looking at unit testing for the first time. Either way, unit testing with C++ often seems to have more problems than it should. There are significant differences between C++ and “modern” languages like Java, C#, and Python. These […]

Getting Started with the Rails Logger

Here’s another post I wrote for Scalyr last summer. I enjoy working with Ruby, and putting together this tutorial was a lot of fun. I hope you enjoy it too! Let’s continue our ongoing series on getting starting with loggers for different languages and platforms. Back in March, we covered logging with Ruby; now it’s time […]

5 Server Monitoring Tools you should check out

I wrote this post on server monitoring tools for Raygun a couple of months ago. You can check out the original here.   You work on your software’s performance. But let’s face it: production is where the rubber meets the road. If your application is slow or it fails, then nothing else matters. Are you […]

Log4j2 Configuration: A Detailed Guide to Getting Started

I wrote a detailed guide about using and configuring Log4j2 for Scalyr a while back. Here it is.   We covered basic logging for Java applications a while back. In that tutorial, we used log4j version 2, a logging framework from the Apache project. Let’s go one step further with Java application logging and look […]

REST API: Your Guide to Getting Started Quickly

Here a post I wrote for Stackify a while ago. You can find the original here.   Even though REpresentational State Transfer, also known as REST, is often referred to as a protocol, it’s an architectural style. It defines how applications communicate over the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). Applications that use REST are loosely-coupled and […]

A Guide to Getting Started Quickly with the Feature Toggle in Java

This is the first post I wrote for the Rollout blog. The original is here. I’ve had a lot of fun playing with the feature flag posts, and it’s something I plan on adding the enviornment at the day job soon.   Feature toggles (also known as feature flags) are simple. You want to introduce […]

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