Linting Markdown files with markdownlint
Apr 5, 2023 · 2 min read
Markdown's syntax is easy to learn, and even though the syntax is forgiving, linting can help you avoid unexpected issues.
Bash Environment Variable Defaults
Apr 5, 2023 · 3 min read
Bash scripts can set defaults for environment variables that are optionally supplied at execution time.
Hash a String to a Number in Bash
Mar 5, 2023 · 2 min read
Sometimes you need to turn a stable string ID into a stable number ID, and it's relatively easy to do in Bash.
Installing npm Packages From GitHub
Feb 23, 2023 · 2 min read
Installing packages from GitHub is a great way to test them before publishing.
Reporting Lerna Monorepo Test Coverage to Codecov
Feb 20, 2023 · 3 min read
It's not straightforward, and you likely can't use preexisting CI tasks.
Migrating Existing Repos to a Lerna Monorepo
Feb 20, 2023 · 9 min read
As of writing, I maintain 15 Metalsmith plugins, and it has become a pain to manage all of them independently.
Automatically Execute Code Before & After Unix Commands
Jan 19, 2023 · 4 min read
It can be helpful to run some code automatically before or after calling a command, and it is easy to accomplish with shadowing functions.
Calculating Table Size in MySQL
Sep 15, 2022 · 2 min read
Knowing how much disk space individual tables take up is important for DB maintenance and debugging, and it can be accomplished with a single query in MySQL.
Your Standup is Too Long
Aug 8, 2022 · 8 min read
The Agile Alliance recommends 15 minutes every day, I would recommend even shorter and less often.
Building Team Connection with Personal Fist to Five
Aug 7, 2022 · 4 min read
Fist to five is a technique for gauging consensus on a prompt, but it can also be used to build connections within teams.
The Dangers of OFFSET With MySQL
Jul 28, 2022 · 15 min read
Large limit offsets degrade the performance of most databases, but it is especially egregious in MySQL.
Creating a Java REPL Playground in Docker
Jul 3, 2022 · 3 min read
It's helpful to have local throwaway environments for testing code snippets, and creating one for Java is a snap with Docker.