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Sorting Algorithm Stability - What it is and When it Matters

There are many sorting algorithms out there that are widely accepted: Insertion sort, quick sort, heap sort, merge sort, bucket sort… and so on and so forth. There are a lot of qualities of each so...

Be Good at Referencing, Not Remembering

My memory is awful. In all aspects of life. But as a software engineer, I don’t rely on my memory. In fact, it’s the opposite. I rely on my lack of memory. We live in a world where there is too muc...

Go's append Behavior and Potentially Unintended Side Effects

When working with Go, a very common operation is to add an element (or multiple elements) to a slice with append. But if you don’t know the true nature of append, it could surprise you! Appending ...

Find Which apiVersion to Use for Kubernetes Resources

When creating Kubernetes resource manifests, one of the first things that we need to specify for the resource is the apiVersion. For many of the common resources, you might be able to “guess” accur...

Azure Consumption Summary from the Command Line

I manage my own personal Azure subscription where I run workloads all the time. I like to keep a close eye on my consumption ($$$) to make sure I’m not overspending, and to see where the money is g...

Run Kubernetes Pods on Specific VM Types in AKS

When dealing with software that you run in Kubernetes, it is a common requirement to have your applications running on certain types of underlying infrastructure (virtual machines). Perhaps your so...

Make HTTP Requests to the Azure REST API from the Command Line

I live in the terminal, and I will do everything I can to avoid the GUI and my computer mouse. This applies to everything, including my interactions with Azure. For the msot part, the Azure CLI is...

Logging to Azure from an AKS Cluster

Logging is one of the most important aspects of working with production software. The complexity of Kubernetes doesn’t make that an easier task. There are really great open source cloud-agnostic s...

Run Kubernetes in Azure the Cheap Way

Note: This blog post is intended only for non-production Kubernetes workloads (learning/dev/test). Kubernetes is awesome. It’s the wave of the future. There’s no denying its capabilities and the r...

Output Multiline Strings in GitHub Actions

It is common in a pipeline to have operational steps share data. Typically that’s in the form of an output from one step, and an input to another step. With GitHub Actions, this might be trickier t...