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By Christopher Long

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#.

devops
Engineering
Christopher Long

DevOps Explained

4 min read If you’re in the software development space, or just started a career in software development you’ve probably heard people talking about DevOps. Studies show that 74% of companies have implemented DevOps in some fashion, but what is it exactly? Find out everything you need to know in this post.

monoliths
Engineering
Christopher Long

Microservices vs Monoliths explained

6 min read If you’re a dev you’ve no doubt, come across people talking about monolith and microservice application architecture. Perhaps you are involved in designing a new system and have been asked to consider both architectures. The conversations are often regarding how microservices are the successor to monolith architecture, but today I’m going to try and layout why it’s not as simple as one being better than the other.

design patterns
Engineering
Christopher Long

3 useful design patterns every developer should know about

7 min read The term “Design Pattern” describes a well-known and battle-tested solution to a problem that developers tend to encounter again and again when developing software. Here’s our step-by-step guides to the most useful ones!

json-coding
Engineering
Christopher Long

The ultimate guide to working with JSON

7 min read Are you a developer? Are you working with JSON or thinking to? You’re going to need this tutorial guide to walk you through everything you need to know about JSON so you can be a pro in no time!

coding
Engineering
Christopher Long

Top 10 Visual Studio Code Extensions for Developers in 2021

7 min read Are you a developer? Yes? Great! You’re going to NEED to read this blog. It’s a high-level run through of the top extensions that you should be using in Visual Studio Code. You’re welcome!

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