Mysql Certification for developers - first try - first failure

For anyone looking for feedback on Mysql 5.6 Certification exam. As a general impression if you work you queries on a weekly basis you should be safe just by practicing some more of that preparing for it. I must say to begin with I was overwhelmed when reading the table of contents for the Certification Exam by the amount of chapters I thought I have not covered well. Big mistake, most of the questions where from a developer’s daily activity like interpreting results. [Read More]

IoC - Understanding the need for binding interfaces to implementations

I found myself confused by this need of binding the interfaces to an implementation, maybe you have too. I like explaining this kind of things by looking for the root of the problem it solves, as by itself it might not make sense. If you are not familiar with the Inversion of Control container you might want to take a look at topics like this What is Inversion of Control? [Read More]

Docker for the simple programmer

Another definition

I’ve been asked a lot what is docker lately and i found it difficult to adapt to each listener, but this video cleared all my doubts and I think it should be enought for all the english speaking programmers out there (i don’t really think that there are programmers that do not understand English, though)

Preparing for Mysql 5.6 Developer Certification

Prepare the Learning Material

A quick review on what’s out there and what I think you should consider in order to get better prepared for 1Z1-882: MySQL 5.6 Developer. I have browsed a little for some info on this subject and because the article about zcpe was a success I considered that even though this subject does not have the same exposure it’s worth an article on the subject. However unlike preparing for zcpe there are no longer straightforward ways to prepare for Mysql Certification, most of the articles out there are about the advanced exam 1Z1-883: MySQL 5. [Read More]

Sass - css for programmers

If you like long stories you could use a read on this http://alistapart.com/article/getting-started-with-sass . If not, sass is a professional grade css extension language, so let’s get on with it. After reading about the fuss around sass the fears of switching to it may seem as ill grounded. There is no real danger in the command line or setting up a ruby environment, if you have difficulties with that go for help, me and others more experienced or more gifted are happy to help in order make a better internet. [Read More]

High profile, new kid on the block - Docker

What is docker ? You can have a pick from these definitions smarter man gave: “Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications.” - docker.io “Docker is a great image distribution model for server templates built with Configuration Managers (like Chef, Puppet, SaltStack, etc)” - centurylink labs Introduction To Docker from Hamilton Turner Why should I use it ? You really don’t have any reason why you shouldn’t . [Read More]

First impressions after passing zcpe

I wanted to share some of my first experiences and impressions little time after getting certified. I managed to review a lot of my past work experiences and reflect on things that I could have done better. I realized that a programmer would always think that his coding skill is better even in front of his own code after a period of time, I like to say that the time taken between realizing that your code could be rewritten to be more efficient and the time the code was written defines how quickly you can improve, therefore it defines ones potential. [Read More]

On DevTalks Bucuresti

I’ve witnessed my first dev conference on Wednesday 11th June. I was excited with some talks and I decided that it won’t hurt to pay them a small tribute. For anyone who wants to see the full agenda, I hope it will be forever available here. There were 4 tracks to assist to so I created my own program with what seemed worthy of my time. I also checked for feedback from some of my colleagues that I knew before the conference and were present, also one of my sisters were there following another track as she is only a junior programmer. [Read More]

Deciding for a dotfiles installer platform

During the week-end I’ve browsed and tried some gems found on Build Awesome Command-Line Applications in Ruby. Until finding this stream of goodness I’ve struggled with deciding which language would serve my wishes better between bash, python, php, ruby and haskell. I’ve decided to go with ruby only because I found usefull resources and examples. Bash seems like too complicated for building menu’s from scratch and using IO. Python and haskell are 2 languages in what I am not so proficient and as i have not found enought resources to go throught with one of them I left this options aside. [Read More]

Blog future under consideration

Taken that I suffer from the same “do not post until perfect” or “i don’t have time to finish my post” disease, what most of my fellow programmers with a blog seems to suffer, I’ve taken under consideration to dedicate 15 minutes every day to write something, anything on my blog. No matter what the day reserves I will dedicate 15 minutes to posting on this blog and acquiring some English skills as a side-effect . [Read More]