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Rich Jones

Co-Founder at Gun.io

How to hire a programmer

If you’re reading this, you want to know how to hire a professional freelancer, you have probably already scoured the internet, and the process you have been trying is not working.

Using Zappa and Flask to build serverless microservices

Today, I’m going to show you how to write and deploy serverless microservices using Flask and Zappa. If you’re new to Flask, you’ll see just how easy is. However, if you prefer Pyramid, Bottle, or even Django, you’re in luck, because Zappa works with any WSGI-compatible framework!

How to hire DevOps

DevOps is the latest big trend in hiring. Everybody is talking about DevOps, and everybody wants them. So, what the hell are DevOps, why do you need them, where can you find and hire DevOps and what should you be looking for? This guide will hopefully demystify some of that for you.

Announcing Zappa – serverless Python web applications

Today, I’m pleased to announce the first major release of Zappa – a system for running “serverless” Python web applications using AWS Lambda and AWS API Gateway. Zappa handles all of the configuration and deployment automatically – now, you can deploy an infinitely scalable application to the cloud with a single command – all for […]

6 tips to hire a Node JS developer

JavaScript has the broadest reach of any programming language. Thanks to Node.js, JavaScript can be used for everything from making command line tools and cloud services to desktop apps and embedded systems.

How much to charge as a freelance computer programmer

The theme music of this post is: Clipse – We Got it For Cheap (NSFW). This post is intended for young, competent programmers who are looking to start making their livings as independent, contract programmers – probably high schoolers, college students or recent college graduates. I won’t be discussing specific figures, but rather a strategy […]

How to do a Git log search

So, you want to search your git commit logs. Good news! It’s really easy to find something in your git log, and I’m going to show you how to do it. If you use git, you’re probably already familiar with the classic UNIX string searching tool, ‘grep.’ (If you already know about grep but want […]

Storing multi-line strings in JSON with JSONLint

JSON is an extremely rigid schema, which can be great, but it’s definitely not without its shortcomings. The largest of shortcoming, in my mind, is the inability to store multi-line strings in JSON. It is something that can be particularly annoying for storing things like structured text and public keys in JSON for later interaction […]
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