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Introduction to FastAPI

11 | Written on Mon 05 April 2021. Posted in Posts | Richard Walker

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FastAPI is a modern API framework that boasts exceptionally high performance. At the time of writing, the project is less than two years old, yet it gained massive popularity in a relatively short time.

As the name suggests, FastAPI is excellent for building web APIs that typically returns JSON for …

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Batteries included

2 | Written on Wed 20 January 2021. Posted in Posts | Richard Walker

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Due to a work commitment, I've finally found the time and motivation to take a close look at Kubernetes. Having lived and breathed OpenShift for the past three years, I can only wish I'd done this sooner, if not before exploring OpenShift in the beginning.

The first obviation is the …

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Pragmatic OpenShift

1 | Written on Sun 22 November 2020. Posted in Posts | Richard Walker

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It's been a long time coming with many hours and burning the midnight oil, and I've finally nailed down the detail of deploying OpenShift 4 using commodity hardware at home. It's such a big deal to me I've added a new page in the navigation on this site dedicated to …

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Cathedrals and Goal Obsession

3 | Written on Tue 01 September 2020. Posted in Posts | Richard Walker

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I've read a couple of interesting books this year. The Pragmatic Programmer by Andrew Hunt and David Thomas and What Got You Here Won't Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith. There was a stand-out message that has stuck with me from each that has made me ponder. I've tried to …

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Fedora 32 with Gnome modifications

1 | Written on Sun 21 June 2020. Posted in Posts | Richard Walker

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I can't help myself distro-hopping. Last year I used Manjaro as my daily driver for approximately six months. I always end up gravitating back to Fedora/CentOS/Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). Initially, I had some issues with OpenVPN when first trying Fedora 32. That's when I thought I'd test …

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Pass the dutchie pon the left hand side

6 | Written on Thu 18 June 2020. Posted in Posts | Richard Walker

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It's incredible how much extra time I've had on my hands during 2020 due to the global pandemic and being grounded at home. It would be a little shameful not to use some of it to write the odd blog post. I read an article recently that the Kubernetes Project …

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Static site generation or CMS?

1 | Written on Thu 11 June 2020. Posted in Posts | Richard Walker

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At the start of the year, I wanted to focus on writing content and opted for a quick solution. Back then, I chose Hugo, a static site generator written in Go, and I more or less picked an off-the-shelf theme.

With my focus now firmly with Python, I wanted to …

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YouTube Review Collaborate

1 | Written on Fri 10 January 2020. Posted in Posts | Richard Walker

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Last year I had a burst of creativity, learning how to make YouTube videos using Open Source software. I settled on Kdenlive and used a standard screen recorder and Audacity. The only thing I invested in was a Blue Snowball ICE USB Mic.

At the time, my idea was to …

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Admin Code Deploy Collaborate

5 | Written on Fri 03 January 2020. Posted in Posts | Richard Walker

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I started 2019 with a new endeavor to revamp my web presence. Using a new domain name, I wanted to quietly polish and build up some new content before publicly promoting the site. The year turned out to be quite a discover mission, re-evaluating my core skills.

One year later …

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