Developing locally with Docker and VS code

Coding is fun, debugging issues on other team members machines isn't. It works on my machine doesn't cut it anymore! This post outlines how to run...

Changing from cipher to cipheriv

If you have upgraded your version of node.js recently to a version >= 8.9.0 and you are encrypting some data with the standard...

How to make an Amazon Alexa skill without the annoying Skills Kit UI.

Problem Alexa skills are pretty fun to create, but I don't like how messy it is. There is no really easy way to test the skill...

Using numbers in terraform templates

Terraform templates provide a way to encapsulate common options by using a JSON file. Passing text is easy # template file data "template_file" "...

Using self hosted gitlab npm modules in Docker container

Intro I've been containerising all my projects at work recently to make the builds more consistent and ultimately to allow us to use those builds for...