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Lessons About Microservice Architecture I Wish I Had Learned Earlier

There are only patterns, patterns on top of patterns, patterns that affect other patterns. Patterns hidden by patterns. Patterns within patterns. If you watch close, history does nothing but repeat itself. What we call chaos is just patterns we haven’t recognized. What we call random is just patterns we can’t decipher. what we can’t understand…

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The Paradox of Perfection

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. Vince Lombardi I’m a goddamn perfectionist. I’ve been like this as far as I can recall. I always demand the highest quality (translation: never enough) of work from myself and other people, to the point that it can be very toxic to…

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I Settled on WordPress Despite Being a PHP Hater

Those who know me personally or have worked with me professionally know I am very opinionated when it comes to tech, and I don’t sugarcoat it. So, it may come as a surprise when I launched this site, which is running in wordpress.com. Before you go bashing me for being a hypocrite, let me tell…

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A Lesson in Scaling Your Life

“…there’s no I in ‘team’. There is a me, though, if you jumble it up.” Dr. Gregory House For a huge part of my career, I have been put in situations where I needed to be that one guy to solve everyone’s problems. Many of my projects in the past are rescue projects. If you…

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Hello World

Every programmer starts their journey by writing a program that writes “Hello World” on the screen. While it looks so simple, it is considered a rite of passage. Even veteran programmers, when they start learning a new language, always start with a simple “Hello World” program. Blogging isn’t new to me. I have done my…

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