Dropwizard Can Be Simple

We had a conversation at work the other day about Dropwizard vs Spark for Java services. One of my coworkers liked the simplicity of Spark, especially when building example applications....

Bazel and .env Files

Many of our new apps at Braintree use environment variables for configuration. This is in line with Twelve-Factor principles and makes it easier to run the same artifact in multiple...

Exporting YNAB to Ledger

My wife and I have been using You Need a Budget (YNAB) for a few months now. Overall, we like it, but the lack of reporting is a big missing...

Migrating from WordPress to Ghost

I just finished migrating this blog from WordPress to Ghost. Why WordPress served me well for a long time, but it led to a setup that was hard to maintain....

Goodbye WordPress

This is my last post in WordPress. I’m migrating this blog to Ghost. All of the existing posts (with their current URLs) should keep working, and hopefully the RSS feed...