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Building a BitTorrent client from the ground up in Go

What is the complete path between visiting thepiratebay and sublimating an mp3 file from thin air? In this post, we’ll implement enough of the BitTorrent protocol to download Debian.

How to exit Vim

Below are some simple methods for exiting vim.

Notes on Technical Writing

Over the past year, I’ve worked on and off documentation for WordPress. I started contributing during a freeze around launch to help developers transition to the new platform. I found writing documentation is something I enjoy, plus rewarding to help and educate people. Though it’s not a primary part of my job, I’ve continued to find time here and there to keep contributing.

From 15,000 database connections to under 100: DigitalOcean's tale of tech debt

As a cloud provider that manages our own servers and hardware, we have faced complications that many other startups have not encountered in this new era of cloud computing. These tough situations ultimately led to tradeoffs we had to make early in our existence. And as any quickly growing company knows, the technical decisions you make early on tend to catch up with you later.

Get an overview of a directory, even a big one

Notice the unlisted? That's what makes it usable where the old tree command would produce pages of output.


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