Highlighting and sharing patterns to enable new approaches and increase velocity on old applications. Just as a car undergoes a binary conversion from “new” to “used” as soon as it leaves the lot, so do custom applications.

How much does it cost to spend $1,000

Nobody should test in prod, except that you already do so get good at it.

In response to a twitter thread about questions to identify whether a applicant would want to accept a job, one of the most brilliant responses was by Lars Albertsson (@lalleal) asking “How much does it cost your company to buy a thing for 1000 EUR? Spend a day chasing approvals, and you are at > 100% overhead.”

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Test in Prod, No Thanks! Continuous Deployment, Yes Please!

Nobody should test in prod, except that you already do so get good at it.

Legacy organizations with legacy products have designed complex and rigid processes for releasing software into a production environment. The production environment is special and has limited access and compliance and constraints and needs to always work so developers shouldn’t even try to look at it.

Except things change and stuff breaks. So now what? Continuous deployment to the rescue!?

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What's Up?

So how are things?

As-of posting this, Mike is moving from GitLab to Coder. The purpose of this site and the gitlab.com group are not changing, though the day-to-day problems to solve are likely to be more about Developer Experience going forward.

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Coder Enterprise vs Raw Code-Server

Comparing my Frankenstein code-server with Coder Enterprise

Coder recently made their enterprise offering free for up to 10 developers. Since my solution, which I will henceforth call “ICSW”, supports 1 developer, it is well within that limit. I configured a new namespace in the same cluster to run the Coder Enterprise system to see how they compare.

TL;DR: Coder Enterprise has a lot of benefits for centrally managed code-server deployments as well as a multi-image workflow.

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