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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 […]

Large Django project management

As a freelance developer, I have been involved in numerous Django projects. Moving from smaller projects with only a few apps to complex larger projects is difficult to do. In most cases, I have to get my hands dirty, work on a few bug fixes to familiarize myself with the codebase. Before that though, it’s […]

Building Vagrant machines with Packer

Sharing a common development environment with everyone on your team is important. It is really hard though to keep the same dependencies, database versions and other systems in sync between different machines. Let’s look at building a Vagrant machine to do just that.
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