category: tooling

  • Model Relationships in Django REST Framework
    Jun 14, 2022 Written by Jason McDonald

    I've spent the last couple of months working on an API written using Python, Django, and Django REST Framework (DRF). The latter is a popular, well-established framework for building APIs in Python, so I assumed it would have decent documentation surrounding relational fields, which is a fairly common situation in any model-view-controller (MVC) framework. It turns out that was a faulty assumption.

  • If You're Struggling to Hire Junior Devs, Your Codebase Might be to Blame
    Aug 3, 2021 Written by Cassandra Carothers

    If you're wondering whether this blog post is really for you, ask yourself a few questions. Is my core codebase written in a language, framework, or tech stack that is 10 or more years old? Have we been struggling to hire Junior devs, seen a slide in motivation among our in-house folks, or even lost some engineers?

  • Making the Most of Assessments While Guarding Against Their Pitfalls
    Jul 6, 2021 Written by Jocelyne Morin-Nurse

    Most of us love a good personality assessment. They’re usually fun, can help us understand ourselves better and, at times, may even have implementable tips for us. But, there are unspoken pitfalls that we need to watch out for.

  • Angular Leading Practices
    Jun 8, 2021 Written by Dave Farinelli

    A list of leading practices when working with Angular projects, which can be applied to both a new application, along with an existing application already in production.

  • Moving a Monolith to Kubernetes
    Feb 27, 2020 Written by Ben Johnson

    Our work with legacy code doesn’t often put us in a position to move quickly into new or trendy tooling. And while we almost always introduce Docker very early in our projects, it is usually only for the purpose of standardizing and easing setup of developer environments. Transitioning a live environment to containers, however, can be a daunting prospect, especially for monolith applications. But, the payoffs can be huge.