Coding Blocks

Some things just require discussion, such as Docker’s new licensing, while Joe is full of it, Allen *WILL* fault them, and Michael goes on the record.

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  • Atlanta Code Camp is right around the corner on October 9th. Stop by the CB booth and say hi! (

Docker Announcement

Docker recently announced big changes to the licensing terms and pricing for their product subscriptions. These changes would mean some companies having to pay a lot more to continue using Docker like they do today. So…what will will happen? Will Docker start raking in the dough or will companies abandon Docker?

  • Docker is Updating and Extending Our Product Subscriptions (Docker)
  • Minkube documentation (Thanks MadVikingGod! From the Tips n’ Tools channel in Slack.)
  • Open Container Initiative, an open governance structure for the purpose of creating open industry standards around container formats and runtimes. (
  • Podman, a daemonless container engine for developing, managing, and running OCI containers. (
  • Getting Started with K9s (YouTube)

How valuable is education?

How do you decide when it’s time to go back to school or get a certification? What are the determining factors for making those decisions?

Full-Stack Road Map

What’s on your roadmap? We found a full-stack roadmap on and it’s got some interesting differences from other roadmaps we’ve seen or the roadmaps we’ve made. What are those differences?

  • Full Stack Developer’s Roadmap (

Bonus Tip: You can find the top articles for certain time periods like: Works for week, month, and day, too.

Where does your business logic go?

Business logic should be in a service, not in a model … or should it? What’s the right way to do this? Is there a right way?


Are the M1/M1X chips a good idea for devs?

Last year’s MacBook Pros introduced new M1 processors based on a RISC architecture. Now Apple is rolling out the rest of the line. What does this mean for devs? Is there a chance you will regret purchasing one of these laptops?

  • Apple Silicon M1: A Developer’s Perspective (

Tip of the Week

  • Hit . (i.e. the period key) in GitHub to bring up an online VS Code editor while you are logged in. Thanks Morten Olsrud! (
    • Shoutout to Coder, cloud-powered development environments that feel local. (
  • The podcast that puts together the the “perfect album” for the topic du jour: The Perfect Album Side Podcast (iTunesSpotifyGoogle Podcasts)
    • Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer / Wanted Dead Or Alive (Los Angeles 1989) (YouTube)
  • Docker’s system prune command now includes a filter option to easily get rid of older docker resources. (
    • Example: docker system prune --filter="until=72h"
  • The GitHub CLI makes it easy to create PR by autofilling information, as well as pushing your branch to origin:
  • Apache jclouds is an open-source multi-cloud toolkit that abstracts the details of your cloud provider away so you can focus on your code and still support multiple providers. (
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