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Mark Otway

Long-in-the-tooth developer working at a financial institution. Been coding since I was 11, and working as a commercial developer since 1993.

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Comp Sci Degree

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Tips on Building a Docker image (quickly) in a CI/CD Pipeline

Another great tip - if your docker image has other non-build ...

A Developers perspective on the M1 MacBook Pro after 5 months of usage

I've been using docker on my M1 MBP for a few months and it w...

The M1 Mac - Is it worth it for devs?

Been using an M1 MacBook Pro for development for a couple of ...

Why Parents Make the Best Coworkers

Correction: "Please don't blog about a team of people who a...

Why Parents Make the Best Coworkers

Was that because they were mothers, or just because they we...

Why Parents Make the Best Coworkers

This seems to be pretty narrow minded. The implication is t...

Junior Developers Should Start A Technical Blog Early In Their Career

Disagree with this too (well, the last point). πŸ˜‰ Having a ba...

Junior Developers Should Start A Technical Blog Early In Their Career

True. Writing a blog certainly won't do any harm. I'm just ca...

Junior Developers Should Start A Technical Blog Early In Their Career

FTFY: "Developers should start a blog if they want to, and no...

What's the best source of caffeine for you? πŸ€”

Same. I found that after basically giving up coffee, my con...

What is your biggest 'red flag' when interviewing?

Probably both. 🀣

What is your biggest 'red flag' when interviewing?

Funny. One of my red flags is "we're a totally agile shop". 😁

Reasons Why Your Technical Recruiting Emails Are Failing

πŸ˜‚ It's that kind of thinking which leads 90% of people to ...

Reasons Why Your Technical Recruiting Emails Are Failing

As soon as a figure has been quoted, you've got a false bas...

Reasons Why Your Technical Recruiting Emails Are Failing

Perhaps. But it would usually be misleading. I've never sta...

Reasons Why Your Technical Recruiting Emails Are Failing

Given the broad range of salaries that could be applicable ...

Reasons Why Your Technical Recruiting Emails Are Failing

Case study 3 seems a bit unfair. I've seen plenty of roles ...

Professional learners we are

20 hours a week on top of your day job is just nonsense. I ...

Charts, Colors, and Complements: Oh my!

One of the key points to remember is that pie charts are al...

How do you deal with burnout and low motivation?

It sounds like you're talking about burnout with personal t...

Here Are 8 DevOps Trends to Watch for in 2019

Am I the only one who thinks that "projection" for the futu...

My .NET Core Setup for MacOS/Linux

I use VS2017 all day at work, and VS for Mac when I code at...

My .NET Core Setup for MacOS/Linux

It's not the same as the Windows one, no. But it's a fully ...

My .NET Core Setup for MacOS/Linux

Not sure when you tried it, but it's not that any more. I'v...

How to Estimate a Web Development Project

Double your estimates and move to the next order of magnitude...

My .NET Core Setup for MacOS/Linux

Could do! Tbh, not much to say other than it works. 😁

My .NET Core Setup for MacOS/Linux

Any reason why you didn't use Visual Studio for Mac? I've b...

What is your best advice for a junior software developer?

It's okay for everyone to write bad code sometimes. Not eve...

What is your best advice for a junior software developer?

He's basically saying "fit the solution to the problem, and...

What are the unwritten rules of development?

Sorry, but "why" is not an aggressive word. Asking somebody...

How much code coverage is enough?

Don't concentrate on coverage numbers. If your most complex...

The slow and painful death of a developer

There are elements to this that are true, but part of it is a...

Working from Home: How to Close at the End of the Day

I work from home a couple of days a week too, but pretty mu...

Old Dogs, New Tricks for a Software Developer

Oblig: xkcd.com/378/

Old Dogs, New Tricks for a Software Developer

Maybe I misread the article, but it sounds like you're not ...

Tools I should learn as a .net dev

Fire up Visual Studio for Mac and start coding. Deploy your...

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