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By Christopher Long

developer tools
short-reads
Christopher Long

Software developer tools to increase productivity 

5 min read In this blog post I want to go over some of the software I use alongside my IDE/version control tools during my day-to-day work. These tools allow me to cut down on wasted time spent doing things inefficiently, track my work, take notes, and generally make my life easier.

Core Web Vitals
Engineering
Christopher Long

The basics: How to use the StatusCake API

5 min read We offer an API that provides direct access to features the platform offer, with each feature providing a set of endpoints to perform operations on resources associated with your account. The StatusCake control panel offers plenty of useful visualisations and alerting systems so you can be in touch with your data, but sometimes we may have use-cases where we would rather leverage the API so in this blog post we’re going to see how we can make use of these endpoints using C#.

statuscake github
Engineering
Christopher Long

StatusCake GitHub Projects

4 min read I allows users of the platform to come up with custom ways of interacting and making our tools work for their specific needs. In this blog post I’m going to look at a few recent projects on GitHub that use the StatusCake API to either save you time or do something interesting with your test data.  

aspnet
Engineering
Christopher Long

Using ASP.NET Core to create a CRUD WebAPI

5 min read In this blog post we are going to cover writing a bare-bones API in ASP.NET that can read, write, and delete data from a test database. Read on to find out more!

python
Engineering
Christopher Long

Creating a D&D character in Python

7 min read Use our guest blogger’s guide to making a Dungeons and Dragons character using Python. Walking you through each and every stage, you’ll be making your own character by the end of the day!

sql
Engineering
Christopher Long

A developer’s guide: The differences between SQL and NoSQL

4 min read Choosing the right method to store your data can be a critical decision early in the development process. When deciding on which type of database to choose for your project it really comes down to the data structure you wish to use rather than the specific product or provider. In this blog post, we are going to look at relational and non-relational databases and explore the differences and use cases for both.

dry principle
Engineering
Christopher Long

The DRY Principle: What is it and how to apply it

4 min read The DRY principle stands for “Don’t Repeat Yourself” and was first introduced to the masses by Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas in the book The Pragmatic Programmer. Find out how you can apply it right now!

visual studio
Engineering
Christopher Long

Visual Studio 2019+ Regex Features

3 min read Whether you’ve never heard of regex before, or use it in your code all the time, one thing is almost certain…it is not that easy to read!

Thankfully the Visual Studio team at Microsoft have included several handy features inside the code editor to help using regex a little less painful. Read all about it here.

statuscake github
Engineering
Christopher Long

Spotting opportunities to write your own dev tools

7 min read Our developer guest blogger gives you a step-by-step guide on how to spot opportunities to write your own dev tools, and more importantly, how you should go about it.

code Kata
Engineering
Christopher Long

Solving Code Katas Using Test Driven Development (TDD)

7 min read Let’s dip our toes into TDD by using a Code Kata. A Code Kata is an exercise in programming which helps developers hone their skills through practice and repetition. There are many code katas out there, I’m going to pick a simple one for this example. You can follow along in any language you chose, for this example I’ll be working in C#.

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