Hello! I’m Daniel, a Software Engineer based in Edinburgh. This is where I note down useful things I don’t want to forget and also where I document some of the personal projects I’ve worked on.
Following on from the C++ collections post, it’s time to create a similar overview page for Python! There are more collection classes than this, but I wanted to revise the basics.
As I work through a bunch of algorithm problems in C++, I thought it would be useful to create a summary of the collection classes built into the standard library.
I spent a little time over the New Year catching up on some reading, giving me an opportunity to skim through the 2018 ThoughtWorks Technology Radar to get an overview of interesting developments in the field. Here are some of the things that caught my eye.
Recently, a number of teams at work have started to make use of Docker. To improve our Docker knowledge across the company, we organised a Code Jam. We’ve run a number of these events in the past and, after some experimentation, we’ve settled on a format that seems to work well for us.
I’ve been playing with Docker recently, but not enough that I always remember the commands. Here’s my cheat sheet for future Docker use.
Time to resurrect the old GitHub Pages site! I haven’t really touched this for the last two years, so it’s time I brought the site up to date. One part of this is installing Jekyll locally on my Mac so I can test the site without continually uploading it to GitHub.
I tend to modify more projects than I create, so while I can often remember APIs, I often forget the steps I used to set everything up. Therefore, this page is a future reference for me when I forgot to do all this. (If you haven’t done this before then hopefully this will serve as a good starting point!)
Some notes on how I got VirtualBox to boot from my Windows 10 Boot Camp drive. This will let you share a Windows install between Boot Camp and VirtualBox.