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Migrating PostgreSQL to Aurora with near Zero-Downtime

The goal here is to migrate an Amazon Web Services Relational Database Service PostgreSQL Database to Aurora with as little downtime as possible. The following documents the initial strategy that was considered using read replica promotion, followed by the end result using AWS's Database Migration Service.

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Make the most of your Chat Channels

Persisted chat channels communication platform, which by its nature, has little guidance in how you organize channels. To ensure that everyone is making the most of channels, I'll provided some tips and suggestions based on my experiences.

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Cut Code Review Noise on GitHub

Code reviews on GitHub can be noisy and contain a lot of unnecessary chatter. We explore how to effectively coordinate code reviewing a pull request using GitHub's reactions and request review features.

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Keep on Learning, but don't Forget to Remember

As developers we are constantly learning tips, tricks and new ways to accomplish our work. We continue to accumulate these tips daily, but at the same time we potentially forget the less used but relevant ones. A system is presented that ensures that these tips are remembered.

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Using State Machines to Handle Workflows

In this post we will discover how state machines can be used to handle workflows in a Swift iOS application.

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UITableView & UICollectionView: Killing stringly typed cells with Swift

In this post we explore how to use make use of the Swift type system to get rid of strings when working with UITableView and UICollectionView.

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Defined Methods in Rake Tasks; You're Gonna Have a Bad Time

Do you define methods within your Rake Tasks? You might want to reconsider that, or you're gonna have a bad time down the road. Walkthrough an example which illustrates a tricky gotcha and solutions to avoiding it.

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Introduction to Fisticuffs

In this post we explore Fisticuffs, a library for iOS to easily bind data to your UI.

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Sorting by Relative Popularity

In this post, we'll look at how players are recommended based not on their absolute popularity, but rather on their popularity relative to the popularity of their teammates.

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Jbuilder to AMS - A tested journey

Not everyone is creating a new Rails app from scratch. Most of us have existing ones which may use RABL, Jbuilder, or a number of other options to generate JSON responses. When we're refactoring large and important parts of our app, how can we test to ensure that refactoring doesn't change the app's behaviour? This article explores that by testing JSON endpoints as we change from Jbuilder to AMS.

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