Docker and Charles

Ah, Charles. Every mobile developers’ best friend. When logging fails and you just can’t figure it out, it’s time to go deep into the system and see the raw data.

May 15, 2018

More Project Updates

As I write more posts I’ve noticed more and more glaring holes in my site design / StaticSiteGenerator solution. A few pain points if you will. In an effort to reflect on my projects every so often I figured I’d take a few notes on my blog / StaticSiteGenerator.

Apr 08, 2016

Logging with Docker and Sumo Logic

SumoLogic is another player in the ever growing logging aggregator / log analytics service providers. In my quest to find the “sweet spot” of tools to use for my software solutions I thought I’d give them a try. It also gave me the opportunity to dive deeper into Docker and explore my options.

Mar 10, 2016

Playing With Docker Enviornment Variables

Managing various enviornments can always be a challenging task. Things have changed substantially over the years. With the introduction of AWS and other PaaS providers introducing their own solutions and the vast differences that can occur between developers own machines, staging, QA and production, we as developers and solution architects have to be ever vigilant in our quest to keep things simple, and stable.

Mar 02, 2016

My first go project

It’s no secret that I’m currently enamoured with Go, as well as the projects it powers. (Docker I’m looking at you). As such I recently started my first project with the lovely “new” language. I wanted a project that would be easy to start and equally something that I’d get some utility out of. I thought I would get my feet wet by creating yet another static site generator. The very generator I use to build this site (because dogfooding is important!).

Feb 18, 2016

Logging with Docker and Loggly

In part 2 of this series, I’m going to explore using Loggly to aggregate my Docker container logs. When designing scalable software, typically you’ll end up with many instances of a single service. Signing into each instance to view logs can be very troublesome (and annoying!). Luckily there are ways to get around this annoyance. Enter Loggly.

Feb 05, 2016

Logging with Docker

As of late I’ve been trying to learn Docker. I’ve been using Ansible / Vagrant for quite some time now with great success. The only problem I have with this combination is that it takes up quite a bit of system resources to run each instance. The idea of running a single VM and individual containers for each service really speaks to me. However, having many containers leads to many locations to look for logs. This is an annoyance I’d wish to avoid.

Jan 18, 2016

Hello world

Welcome to my personal site. Here I will be posting my “thought poops”. It’s mostly musings about development and design related stuff… I think. I likely won’t be writing too much. The site is more of a place for me to experiment.

Jan 04, 2016