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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.

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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.

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Engineering

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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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.

API
Engineering

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.

aspnet
Engineering

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!

Engineering

Shiny, new CSS features to get to know

4 min read The CSS landscape at the moment is ever-changing. There are many new features that have been released recently, so I thought I’d have a look around and summarise those that caught my eye, concisely in this post.

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Engineering

Serving multiple SSL certificates in your Go tests

5 min read Over the past few months, I’ve been redesigning and writing StatusCake’s SSL monitoring feature from Node to Go. This blog post describes one of the more subtle challenges we came across to help you master it if you find yourself with it too!

lets-encrypt
Engineering

Updated: Let’s Encrypt’s root certificate expiry and what it means

2 min read You might have seen the name “Let’s Encrypt” across the internet for the past week and it’s because their root certificate expires on 30th September. It’s been planned for a good long while, with Let’s Encrypt providing users with updates on the expiry and new certificate since 2020. Who is Let’s Encrypt and what exactly

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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!

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