This article was originally posted on my blog code punnet.

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Getting a software dev internship can be a daunting process but there are a few things that you could be doing to make the process a little easier. I had to complete a year’s worth of internships to complete the professional engineering portion of my software engineering degree. I initially found this process to be a challenge but with a few tweaks and learnings along the way, I think I made the process a little easier for myself. …

This article was originally posted on my blog code punnet.

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I’ve been using proxmox for a while now in my homelab as an open-source alternative for a virtualization platform like ESXi. One useful feature in proxmox is the templates which allows us to create a LXC or VM templates that can then be cloned as a starting off point for new proxmox resources. …

This article was originally posted on my blog code punnet.

Often when writing ansible playbooks you might find yourself needing to perform some text transformation. When doing simple things like direct data type conversion or running an algorithm against the string this can usually be easily performed by the built in Jinja2 filters in ansible.

# For human readable output, you can use:
as_json: "{{ some_variable | to_nice_json }}"
as_yaml: "{{ some_variable | to_nice_yaml }}"
# Get the min and max of lists
min_num: "{{ [3, 4, 2] | min }}"
max_num: "{{ [3, 4, 2] | max }}"
# Perform complex operations on strings
sha1_hash: "{{ 'test1' | hash('sha1') }}"
checksum: "{{ 'test1' | checksum…

This article was originally posted on my blog code punnet.

Let’s say you have a super sweet CLI app that you built or support but your not happy with the installation or onboarding process for new devs and you would like a simpler alternative to get people up and running with your CLI faster. If this is you docker might be a nice addition to your tooling to get you up and running faster and reliably.

For the dockerfile examples below I will be using the mhulse/node-boilerplate-cli repo and dockerizing the CLI. …

This article was originally posted on my blog code punnet.

When we build applications we like to make sure that they work. To assure this we would write our normal unit, stub and integration tests. However, one thing that isn’t usually being tested in these suits is the accessibility of our web applications.

In comes axe-core which as been developed by deque systems. I’ll briefly outline how we can easily configure and use axe for our needs and how it can be integrated into your current tooling so we can start finding (and fixing!) …

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