A developer’s own laptop —our local development environment for all our projects, is a sanctum. Cleanly installed IDEs, enhanced terminal with updated package managers installing everything in into neatly isolated projects, Git repos, ssh keys and credentials configured for all your staging and production environments. Until a project comes along with a dependency that wants to cast a big footprint on your system with drivers and extra software. It’s usually something big and hefty like a non-open-source database. It’s Oracle. I’m talking about Oracle for this article.

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Oracle is an un-rivaled database system with decades of development in its foundation…


When building serverless applications, it’s difficult to maintain comprehensive version control. Even the simplest application will bring together several of the services your cloud provider offers, and it’s often quicker to write the code and set up the configuration directly in the console when you’re prototyping, rather than trying to script everything out. …

Jason Williams

I am a software engineer, husband and father with 18+ years of experience in all three.

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