I believe in continuous learning, even if it’s in small steps. I used quite a few tools for that. Here are three of the most often used tools by me. They help me to remember things, explore and learn by building things. I hope you find them helpful too. What are your favorite learning tools?
Tagged: Free and Open Source
I was running Node-RED on an android phone for a while, and then I moved it to dedicated Pi. Now that I have Synology capable of running Docker containers, I thought it would be a great idea to move it there. Mainly because it has unlimited space, and I have a good power backup for it. But unlike other things, I moved to Synology. This wasn’t straightforward.
If you are a web developer, or if your work involves anything involving the Internet, you can’t escape DNS. DNS is Internet’s addressing system. When you change domain settings or when you want to debug connections. You often end up querying DNS. Here are my go-to tools that I use to query DNS.
I have written mock features in Karate for integration testing. Recently I wanted to run them centrally somewhere so all my testing infra can use the same set of Mocks. I wanted an easy way to launch it and maintenance-free. So I tried it with CloudRun, which can run any stateless web service. One needs to provide a container to it. That’s all.
If you are a web developer or an API developer, you would have used JSON daily unless you are deeply buried in the XML world. There are some tools that I use to work with them daily. These tools are useful if you are a developer or a tester or just a curious mind who likes to explore the web or config files.