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Molly Struve (she/her)

International Speaker πŸ—£ Runner πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ Always Ambitious. Never Satisfied. I ride πŸ¦„'s IRL

Education

MIT '10 Aerospace Engineering

Work

Lead Site Reliability Engineer at DEV Community

Last 250 Comments

re: Show off your Mug β˜•οΈπŸ₯€πŸ΅
One of my favorite!!!!
re: What's the best or worst recruitment line you have heard?
WHOA, that would make me furious!
re: What's the best or worst recruitment line you have heard?
No thank you. Good bye.
re: The DEV/Forem Team is Taking a Mental Health Holiday πŸ’š
Even though I am one of the ones covering this week for the m...
re: What's the best or worst recruitment line you have heard?
Sounds like Steve might be a Nigerian Prince πŸ˜‚
re: What's the best or worst recruitment line you have heard?
Mmmmm good ole Groupon
re: What's the best or worst recruitment line you have heard?
Oooof that is horrible!
re: What's the best or worst recruitment line you have heard?
The best line I have ever seen was "Groupon, more like move o...
re: What do you do to relieve workplace anxiety?
My advice would be, if possible, to talk to a coworker you tr...
re: Dates are hard folks
My husband works in information security for a trading firm w...
re: Describe Your Job With a GIF!
OMG that first GIF πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
re: Why Parents Make the Best Coworkers
About 25%, we have a really young team though which I think s...
re: Accessibility Matters: How to Build Apps for Everyone with Miranda Limonczenko
This talk is πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯! When we talk about accessibility, I feel l...
re: The Whale, the Container, and the Ocean - A Docker Tale with Nick Palenchar
Awesome talk @nickpalenchar ! What are some of the benefits o...
re: Where are you attending CodeLand from today?
Hands down the best place to be in the summer.
re: Where are you attending CodeLand from today?
I visited Berlin for the first time last fall for a conferenc...
re: Where are you attending CodeLand from today?
My first attempt to upload a phone photo came out sideways li...
re: Where are you attending CodeLand from today?
portable WiFi FTW!!!!
re: Salary Negotiation for People That Hate To Negotiate with Josh Puetz
Salary negotiating is important when getting a job AND when b...
re: Where are you attending CodeLand from today?
Hanging out at CodeLand from my backyard outside of Chicago, ...
re: When are you happiest as a coder?
When I understand what is going on with my creations! Nothi...
re: Do you have a "uses" page?
I had no idea that was a thing! So neat!
re: Share Your Best Typo Story!
LOL Brilliant!
re: form_with without JS
Googled "rails form_with dont use javascript" landed here, co...
re: Share Your Best Typo Story!
In case you didn't believe me that I do this all the time, le...
re: Share Your Best Typo Story!
Brutal!!! You can barely see that second "i", that's the word...
re: Where in the world do you DEV?
Nice stickers!!!
re: Where in the world do you DEV?
but watch out for curbs when you do
re: Tips for Running Scripts in Production
Yep! That is exactly how it works, same as migrations. Here y...
re: Tips for Running Scripts in Production
The script in this post is written in Ruby. I highly recommen...
re: Tips for Running Scripts in Production
One reason I am wary about doing data migrations in schema mi...
re: Tips for Running Scripts in Production
That is definitely another great way to try it out first befo...
re: Tips for Running Scripts in Production
Oh man, YES! screen or tmux sessions are a must as well for l...
re: Tips for Running Scripts in Production
Nope, I am talking about Ruby. In this sense, I am using "scr...
re: Debugging Travis CI is very hard.
Thanks for the insight! At first glance, the BuildKite docs...
re: How does deployment work at your organization?
How has your experience been with BuildKite? Do you like it?
re: Debugging Travis CI is very hard.
Any advice or gotchas to look out for when making the switch....
re: I’m Ben and I am a Rails developer
Great post Ben! Really liked it
re: For Empowering Community
I feel like I hit the Jackpot being the Lead SRE for DEV at a...
re: Iterating Through Elasticsearch Documents Using Scroll and Ruby
DONE
re: May 22nd, 2020: What did you learn this week?
I have a couple of posts on scaling too that you might find u...
re: Algolia is OUT! Elasticsearch is IN!
Right now we are using Elastic's hosted service. At my prior ...
re: Algolia is OUT! Elasticsearch is IN!
It depends on how you use it but we dont do any maintenance o...
re: Free Coil trial for all #gftwhackathon participants
Web Monetized browsing sounds interesting. I'd love to try it...
re: How do you respond to recruiters?
That is a really great idea!
re: How do you respond to recruiters?
HA, I love that approach!
re: How do you respond to recruiters?
Ahhhh! Good call, copying that link now. Thank you!
re: How do you respond to recruiters?
100% I don't connect with any recruiter I don't know.
re: How do you respond to recruiters?
OMG LOVE!
re: How do you respond to recruiters?
I dont know how recruiters send their messages I just know mo...
re: How do you respond to recruiters?
Those replies for Linkedin messages are the best thing that e...
re: How do you respond to recruiters?
I have definitely found that for most responding keeps them f...
re: How do you respond to recruiters?
I used to go the route of responding with "I am not intereste...
re: What's the state of the software job market?
From my point of view, the recruiter emails are just as stron...
re: Algolia is OUT! Elasticsearch is IN!
We definitely considered multiple technologies but in the end...
re: Algolia is OUT! Elasticsearch is IN!
Elasticsearch is a tried and true technology that has been ar...
re: Where in the world do you DEV?
😍
re: Should I ask for a raise?
I am a huge proponent of always making sure you are making wh...
re: What's the kindest thing someone's ever done for you during your career?
In 2012 I spent 3 months teaching myself web development usin...
re: Seems like GitHub is down
Dog walking time! 🐢
re: ASK DEV: Who to follow on Twitter?πŸ€”
Awe, thanks Jacob! Just trying to keep it real ✌️
re: Throttling and Debouncing.Β Avoiding unnecessary API calls.
We recently implemented debounce in DEV and it has been gre...
re: How To Give Engineers Filtered Database Access
That looks like it requires making that secondary user, ri...
re: How To Give Engineers Filtered Database Access
Not sure, worth looking into
re: I'm Vivek Saraswat, investor in Dev Tools + Infra startups @ Mayfield and former product leader @ Docker/VMware/AWS. AMA!
When a company develops a widely adopted and used open-sour...
re: Nevertheless, Molly Coded
You bet it is! :D
re: Nevertheless, Molly Coded
YAY!!!! A healthy body means a healthy mind and that leads ...
re: Nevertheless, Molly Coded
Bahahaha, no it was definitely a foam target πŸ˜‚
re: Nevertheless, Molly Coded
When you are feeling a little lazy let the pictures do the ...
re: Nevertheless, Molly Coded
Jurassic Park taught me well, can never be too prepared
re: Getting Started with Elasticsearch and Ruby
Price More control over creating indexes and queries Elast...
re: Getting Started with Elasticsearch and Ruby
The benefit of using the plain ruby wrapper is that you hav...
re: Where in the world do you DEV?
That is SO COOL!!!!
re: Getting Started with Elasticsearch and Ruby
If you want other data associated with tags then yes. Or yo...
re: Zero Downtime Deployments: Best Practices for CI/CD on Heroku
We use Preboot and the release phase with DEV and they are ...
re: Do you work at a startup ?
Pro: You get a lot of ownership over what you are working o...
re: What does your Junior interview process involve?
This is awesome! Thanks!
re: Which Techie Are You?
You have a fur baby, that counts for like half credit πŸ˜‰
re: Advice on Applying for a Job
LOVE that advice about printing your resume out once. Good ...
re: Advice on Applying for a Job
Personally, I think you should filter out "non-relevant" jo...
re: Advice on Applying for a Job
I don't have any advice on that front because as I said in ...
re: Advice on Applying for a Job
I would 100% agree! Personally, when I get a multi-page resum...
re: How would you handle a conversation with someone who thinks "respecting an opinion" means "agreeing with it"?
First off, as a less experienced dev, it is your job to quest...
re: I am a remarkably productive software developer when I'm procrastinating on a non-coding task
So that's where all those PRs came from today πŸ˜‰
re: Tell me about the worst CSS you've ever had to deal with
All CSS scares me! πŸ˜‚
re: 2 Wrongs Equal A Lot of Learnings
lol I also had a small heart attack when I saw it for the f...
re: 2 Wrongs Equal A Lot of Learnings
Correct, we do not have a staging environment. In the past,...
re: Switching from Memcache to Redis and Some Tips on Caching
The advantage to having the keys change is that you never ...
re: What Status Page Provider or Project Do You Recommend?
Thanks! Definitely worth looking into!
re: Switching from Memcache to Redis and Some Tips on Caching
WOOT! Glad I was able to explain it better! To be clear, w...
re: Switching from Memcache to Redis and Some Tips on Caching
What are the advantages of having mutable keys when compar...
re: Switching from Memcache to Redis and Some Tips on Caching
A little while ago I started a Level Up Your Ruby Skillz se...
re: Switching from Memcache to Redis and Some Tips on Caching
I learned about caching by reading about it then using it o...
re: Switching from Memcache to Redis and Some Tips on Caching
I have written multiple posts on caching but none that are ...
re: Switching from Memcache to Redis and Some Tips on Caching
Have you tested Gunjs yet? We did not test that and will...
re: Switching from Memcache to Redis and Some Tips on Caching
Based on what I saw being cached in the app 75 GB seemed ab...
re: Call for Contributions: Move All DelayedJobs to Sidekiq
Implementing Redis with DelayedJob, impressive! Thanks for ...
re: Keep Calm and Upgrade On
OMG yes please share!!! So glad that your crisis also went ...
re: Keep Calm and Upgrade On
Aren't you glad I got that out of my system before coming t...
re: Keep Calm and Upgrade On
Glad you enjoyed it! It definitely was quite the roller coa...
re: Keep Calm and Upgrade On
Going from version 2 to version 5 for Elasticsearch is actu...
re: What's the best or nerdiest prank you have ever pulled?
I LOVE THAT!!!!
re: What's the best or nerdiest prank you have ever pulled?
OMG, I need these scripts!!!
re: What's the best or nerdiest prank you have ever pulled?
Best prank pulled on me: The sales team at my first startup...
re: Nov. 24, 2019: What did you learn this week?
This was a small learning but this past week I learned abou...
re: What Status Page Provider or Project Do You Recommend?
Definitely manual. We had a pretty robust alerting and moni...
re: What Status Page Provider or Project Do You Recommend?
No limitations on features and the number of subscribers/t...
re: What Status Page Provider or Project Do You Recommend?
Couple that I have looked into and would LOVE more details ...
re: I'm Chris Coyier from CodePen, CSS-Tricks, and ShopTalk Show. Ask Me Anything!
I like it, sounds like a solid strategy πŸ˜ƒ Thanks for taking...
re: I'm Chris Coyier from CodePen, CSS-Tricks, and ShopTalk Show. Ask Me Anything!
Every time I tweet I think, aw snap, that would have been ...
re: How to Safely Navigate Redis with Ruby
The migration has only just begun 😊
re: Apples announces new 16-inch Macbook Pro
I LOVE LOVE LOVE my 15in Pro, but oh boy, I think 16in woul...
re: Special Announcement From the DEV Founders
I am so excited that we have been given the opportunity to ...
re: Changing Jobs Before You Are Ready
πŸ˜‚β€οΈοΈ
re: Changing Jobs Before You Are Ready
LOVE that post!!!!
re: Making On-Call Not Suck
One day I would think would be too short and require too mu...
re: DEV, meet Site Reliability Engineering
Thank you!!! The SRE Google book is great and honestly the...
re: DEV, meet Site Reliability Engineering
Elasticsearch has great getting started docs. I have been m...
re: DEV, meet Site Reliability Engineering
Not going to lie they are the BEST dogs and super smart!
re: DEV, meet Site Reliability Engineering
That's the goal!!!
re: DEV, meet Site Reliability Engineering
Elasticsearch is one of those tools that is very easy to ge...
re: Scaling Elasticsearch Part 1: How to Speed Up Indexing
We had 21 nodes before we made these optimizations, amongst...
re: YES! You Should Be A Mentor!
Keep it in perspective. Do things that you enjoy, life is t...
re: YES! You Should Be A Mentor!
Definitely, I would love for it to be shared to reach more ...
re: YES! You Should Be A Mentor!
I am far from an expert since I have only been exploring th...
re: YES! You Should Be A Mentor!
Glad you enjoyed the article! Not sure I understand the qu...
re: YES! You Should Be A Mentor!
Determine how you want to be active, what kinds of things y...
re: Tips to Become a Better Interviewer
Honestly being the interviewer can be just as hard as being...
re: What's Your Internet Speed?
πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ we have that at home and nothing beats wiring into it πŸ˜ƒ
re: What's Your Internet Speed?
Oof! This is why I wanted to do this bc I think more people...
re: What's Your Internet Speed?
From my hotel room in Dublin a couple of days ago!
re: How I Became a React Contributor Four Years Ago
README updates are way more valuable than I think people gi...
re: How Clean is your Desktop?
Ever since I setup a ScreenShots folder in my home directoy...
re: Switching From Resque to Sidekiq
We had issues with dirty exits and had a worker called the ...
re: Rails queueing system, should I use delayed_job or sidekiq?
I have never used Delayed Job but I did recently move all of ...
re: What's your best software pun?
Here's a couple from the pun king himself, Aaron Patterson....
re: Do we need to know the magic?
Knowledge of how the magic work comes with time and experie...
re: Describe Your Job With a GIF!
Office Space!
re: A Quick Experiment Around Representation on dev.to
Nice post! Up until last year I always used "Hey, guys!", ...
re: Where in the world do you DEV?
whoa! that is quite a view!
re: There Is No "Right" Way: Git Rebase vs Merge
Thank you! I know many others have done posts on rebasing v...
re: There Is No "Right" Way: Git Rebase vs Merge
Good call on squash or not to squash argument! That always ...
re: What do you use for password management?
LastPass! Then my husband and I have our Master Passwords ...
re: What is the coolest thing you’ve learned this week?
I learned how to set up Maintenance Mode in Datadog. It is ...
re: What’s overrated?
Syntax opinions. Seriously, if the code works and you can...
re: Should I share my current salary with recruiters?
That's on me I should be more clear, I'm talking about Recr...
re: Should I share my current salary with recruiters?
I would share it with recruiters because they are supposed ...
re: Git Workflow: Do you commit to master on your solo projects?
βœ‹That's me! I commit to master, I force push to master, I d...
re: What was your win this week?
So Impressive!!! Sometimes writing a blog is the best way t...
re: If your manager told you to spend the next two weeks working on any "fun and fulfilling" project at work, what would you do?
Refactor our Elasticsearch searching code and make the spec...
re: What Are Your Favorite Command Line Hidden Gems?
One of my favorites is an oldie but goodie, the table_print...
re: Where in the world do you DEV?
Stop it 😍
re: Where in the world do you DEV?
This looks like a scene from a movie!!! 😲
re: Where in the world do you DEV?
πŸ‘‹ Hi fellow IL'er!!!!
re: Where in the world do you DEV?
Boat = Office?! 🀯
re: Where in the world do you DEV?
Great pictures! I am going to Berlin for the first time eve...
re: Where in the world do you DEV?
Are those the Blue Angels?!?!
re: Where in the world do you DEV?
Super jealous after seeing some of the pictures on Twitter!...
re: Where in the world do you DEV?
SO much DEV going on in that picture 😍
re: Where in the world do you DEV?
Nice sticker collection!!!
re: Where in the world do you DEV?
HOLY WOW!!!! 😍
re: Where in the world do you DEV?
Noooooo πŸ˜₯
re: Where in the world do you DEV?
SO NEAT!!! Can you take a picture so we can see what it's l...
re: Where in the world do you DEV?
SO NEAT!!! Can you take a picture so we can see what it's l...
re: Where in the world do you DEV?
I'm going to Colombia next month! Can you take a picture so...
re: Where in the world do you DEV?
AWESOME! Can you take a picture?! Would love to see Brazil!
re: Where in the world do you DEV?
A picture out the window would be cool! Doesn't need to be ...
re: Where in the world do you DEV?
HI!!!!!! 🀘
re: Where in the world do you DEV?
That's so cool!!!! Can you take a picture? I want to see Za...
re: Where in the world do you DEV?
Last week I was DEV'ing from the Kentucky Horse Park!!!
re: What is the hardest part of your job?
11 teams?! Wow sounds like a big organization. We have 4 de...
re: What is the hardest part of your job?
Oh thats a good one!
re: Please Redis Responsibly
We never ran into any issues with hashtags or multi deletes...
re: What is the hardest part of your job?
Wow I cant imagine having to write tests for hardware, that...
re: What is the hardest part of your job?
Thanks for sharing! This is all fabulous insight!!!
re: What is the hardest part of your job?
That sounds incredibly frustrating and disheartening πŸ˜”
re: What is the hardest part of your job?
The client balance is always hard, you want to give all of ...
re: What is the hardest part of your job?
I recently became a technical lead and now I have a team of...
re: Secrets From Fellow Techies on How to Start A Workout Routine
Thank you for sharing your journey, Mario! Sounds like it h...
re: Secrets From Fellow Techies on How to Start A Workout Routine
WOW! Thanks for sharing your story and your strategies!!!
re: Advice on using a header in text to re-organize a large dataset
I made a couple of assumptions to generate a way to split t...
re: An Engineer’s Rite of Passage
I think the best thing you can do is not be afraid of when/...
re: Who are you most grateful for this week?
My coworkers Jdoss and Andy who are always there for me whe...
re: A quick guide to changing your GitHub username
Oh man, I never thought about having to do this! Glad I mad...
re: How to Write a Great Conference Talk Proposal from Conference Organizers
WOW! Great post and insights! Thanks for collecting those!
re: 10 Tips For Debugging in Production
Thanks for the thoughtful feedback! We are hoping to get a...
re: 10 Tips For Debugging in Production
Right?! Honeybadger has filters and ways to ignore tags and...
re: 10 Tips For Debugging in Production
Our vagrant setups, for the most part, cover all of the tes...
re: 10 Tips For Debugging in Production
😬Never fun, but sometimes it's necessary!
re: What are the worst security practices you've ever witnessed?
Genius!!!!
re: What are the worst security practices you've ever witnessed?
I feel this!!! Most of the devs are pretty good about it b...
re: What are the worst security practices you've ever witnessed?
I work for a cybersecurity company, we help Fortune 500 com...
re: What are the worst security practices you've ever witnessed?
Two things that drive me absolutely nuts. Not encrypting ...
re: What does your team do when your communication channels go down?
Google Hangouts for those who are remote and just straight ...
re: Welcome to the Big Thread Club, JavaScript Room. You are the latest winner of the Big Thread Badge. πŸŽ‰
Hey @ben , Had an idea. What do you think about making th...
re: What is your favorite conference and why?
LOVE THIS!!!! 😍
re: What is your favorite conference and why?
Arthur Kay ...
re: What is your favorite conference and why?
That sounds pretty cool! And its kinda nice if you can just...
re: What is your favorite conference and why?
So jealous! I really wanted to go but the scheduling didnt ...
re: What is your favorite conference and why?
Wow, I have never heard of that conference but it looks inc...
re: What is your favorite conference and why?
My favorite conference so far has been RubyHACK. I loved ...
re: After 5 months in my first job as a developer this is how I feel.
So take things easy, it is normal to have problems in your...
re: After 5 months in my first job as a developer this is how I feel.
This is very true, especially at a smaller company. We didn...
re: Making On-Call Not Suck
Being on call is part of our job so we do not make extra mo...
re: What's your most re-watchable movie?
Wedding Crashers!
re: Letting Go of a Goal
As my mom likes to say, its all about the journey and not t...
re: Letting Go of a Goal
Congrats on your baby!!! That is definitely a good reason t...
re: Letting Go of a Goal
Thank you for the kind words! I too like to keep my posts ...
re: Frontend vs Backend: Which One Is Right For You?
Agree! We do an SRE rotation with our devs where one of the...
re: What are you doing while twitter is down?
Worked worked worked 😊
re: Level Up Your Ruby Skillz: Writing Compact Code
YAY!!! I can't tell you how happy that makes me!!!! ❀️️
re: Frontend vs Backend: Which One Is Right For You?
hehe no worries! Been there, done that! Especially during t...
re: Frontend vs Backend: Which One Is Right For You?
Yep! As I stated that is also an option 😊 Lastly, when wo...
re: Frontend vs Backend, which do you prefer and why?
Copy/Paste frontend snippets FTW!!! I often refer to fronten...
re: Frontend vs Backend, which do you prefer and why?
YES! I have never been a very visual person. Some people ca...
re: Sitting Less
Wrote a whole blog post on it! It includes the sit/stand de...
re: Making On-Call Not Suck
I don't speak for other companies but I do know for us at K...
re: Making On-Call Not Suck
Thanks! Def will give your post a read over break! Podcas...
re: What jobs did you hold before you got into software?
That hair!!!! You bet, the horseless horse shows are alway...
re: What jobs did you hold before you got into software?
OMG yes!!!! Damn you were good at carrying poles. I remembe...
re: What jobs did you hold before you got into software?
Hay Baler Horse Groom Horse Instructor College Course TA ...
re: Making On-Call Not Suck
I feel this so much! I was that person with all the domain ...
re: How to Fix Your Tech Interview to Increase Diversity
LOVE this!!! The one point that I think some companies ri...
re: What does your Junior interview process involve?
Honesty is also very important to me 100% AGREE! I have ...
re: What does your Junior interview process involve?
What I look for in Junior Engineers Enthusiasm: They are ...
re: Welcome to the Big Thread Club, Helen Anderson. You are the latest winner of the Big Thread Badge. πŸŽ‰
LOVE the idea of top tag posts! As someone who does backend, ...
re: Tell me some useless (or useful) software trivia
Molly Struve πŸ¦„ ...
re: How many conferences are too many?
I would agree with all of this! It's really up to the indiv...
re: How To Transition From Sitting to Standing at Work
Good question, I have never read or heard anything about re...
re: How To Transition From Sitting to Standing at Work
Gotta make do with what you got πŸ˜€
re: How to Setup a Readonly Rails Console
It is a Rails specific thing. You can read more about it in...
re: How To Transition From Sitting to Standing at Work
πŸ˜‚WHAT?!
re: How To Transition From Sitting to Standing at Work
It was a game changer for me!
re: How To Transition From Sitting to Standing at Work
Oh, thats great to know! Thanks for sharing that insight!
re: How To Transition From Sitting to Standing at Work
Definitely would be a good idea to talk to a doctor before ...
re: How To Transition From Sitting to Standing at Work
LOVE IT! I have a gym ball in my office at home and some da...
re: How To Transition From Sitting to Standing at Work
So happy to hear someone else who has had my experience! I ...
re: How to Setup a Readonly Rails Console
For our use case, a lot of times support will get an inquir...
re: How to Setup a Readonly Rails Console
Yep! You can open a write console anytime you want by issui...
re: Uplifting Stories of Tech Leads
Fail Forward Our VP of Engineering ingrained in our team...
re: Describe Your Job With a GIF!
LOL great movie!!! This is how it went for half the projec...
re: What's the best career advice you can give in ten words or less?
Ask the question, someone else is probably wondering it too...
re: Why and How You Should Use Twitter for Networking
LOVE THIS!!! Don't forget one of the most important hashtag...
re: Thank you notes after interviews
I was always taught to send a thank you note so I always ma...
re: Diversity vs Inclusivity: Understanding the Difference
Whereas on an inclusive team, I feel like I am a full-fled...
re: Diversity vs Inclusivity: Understanding the Difference
Thank you so much Arit! πŸ€—
re: Diversity vs Inclusivity: Understanding the Difference
Thank you for the incredibly thoughtful response. I definit...
re: Diversity vs Inclusivity: Understanding the Difference
That is a great "requote" and I would say that is spot on t...
re: Diversity vs Inclusivity: Understanding the Difference
It seems the more progressive we get the more we talk abou...
re: Diversity vs Inclusivity: Understanding the Difference
LOVE THAT!
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