The case for Git

This might be an exceptionally strange article for you to read. Perhaps you fully understand the enormous benefits that Git provides and perhaps your team (or »

Redundant host names on Nginx and Apache

Shortly after switching my site from Wordpress over to Ghost I was taking a look at Google Analytics and noticed this alert: Property http://www.netinstructions »

Charts are awesome

Have you ever watched Coda Hale's Metrics, Metrics Everywhere talk? A few choice graphs can show incredible insight into your entire application, touching on many areas »

Git and SVN together

Ever wonder if you can use git and svn to manage the same codebase? In this demonstration I check out a project from SVN, initialize a »

Please read the comments section

I've seen friends share articles with which they agree on Facebook including the caveat, "just don't read the comments section." I've learned there's even a don't »

A developer's thoughts on estimating software development

I recently attended a class on estimation. While I believe in the value of estimating I am extremely wary of making too big of science out »

How to make a simple web crawler in Java

A year or two after I created the dead simple web crawler in Python, I was curious how many lines of code and classes would be »