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Docker image optimization: Tips and Tricks for Faster Builds and Smaller Sizes

I have been making a couple of changes in the build and deployment process of The Urbanlibrary. Notably, I opted to switch to docker altogether because going to the /etc directory to change some configurations was getting tedious. I needed a central ...

March 7, 2023

Multi-stage docker files Vs Builder patterns - tipping the scales

When it comes to containerization and packaging, docker has proven itself capable of shortening the development time and ensuring consistency across multiple environments. In this way, cross-team communication and collaboration have been made more ef...

February 14, 2023

Tambua Shamba - Highlighting soil organic carbon content across Kenyan farms

Introduction The Covid-19 epidemic revealed the large gaps in our social systems, infrastructure, and outlook on life. We lost jobs, we lost loved ones, and we had to prioritize basic needs over impulse purchases; understanding that that extra brocco...

February 8, 2023

Semantic Versioning vs Git commit hashing

As with all great software, we build our products and releases in the spirit of continuous delivery. It is akin to creating a picture memory of where your product was at that point in time - the SDLC snapshot. In the packaging of one of my projects, ...

January 30, 2023

The Value Chain Factory hackathon

Built by Africans and for Africans It’s been a week since we had our first hackathon here at Value Chain Factory. A week since we had a buzz of activity with young engineers teeming with ideas on how to create the next solution that would address Afr...

November 18, 2022

TechStartup weekend: The place of technology in Africa

I had the opportunity to participate in The #TechStartUpWeekend - a 3-day event aimed at bringing innovators from all fields and ages to participate in a challenge that would build solutions for Africa. During this time, I got to interact with the b...

November 12, 2022

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