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Jarred Kenny

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Why you should consider the Nim programming language

It's probably been three years since I discovered the Nim programming language. Back then, it had not yet reached version 1.0 despite having…

December 15th, 2020 · 4 min read

Pretty URLs with AWS Cloudfront

I recently migrated a handful of the websites I host from a VPS I've had running on Digital Ocean for years over to Amazon Web Services. The sites that I needed to continue hosting were sites composed of static files, so I opted to store them in S3 and serve them out to the world using CloudFront.

December 3rd, 2020 · 2 min read

Secure Private Networking with Wireguard

I've seen a huge amount of hype online in the last few months about Wireguard. WireGuard® is an extremely simple yet fast and modern VPN…

December 3rd, 2020 · 3 min read

Single Node Docker Swarms are Awesome

If you've been working in the software development or devops spaces for any amount of time you've probably used docker. At this point in time, I feel docker has become as ubiquitous in the software development workflow as a text editor. Applications are getting larger and harder to manage but we've also developed excellent tooling to manage the growth. Gone are the days of running web and database servers directly on your workstation only to find out after you've pushed your code to master and the production server is running a different version of PHP or a very different web server configuration. Docker and Compose have solved this problem for us.

December 3rd, 2020 · 3 min read
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