Josh Austin

Senior developer. AWS explorer. AI enthusiast. Eternal student. Done is better than perfect.

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Tech Goals for 2024

I collect some thoughts and then create checkbox goals.

January 20, 2024
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Kafka As An Antipattern

We wouldn’t tolerate this with a database.

September 24, 2023
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What I learned from writing a raytracer in Rust

Sometimes you learn the most by doing.

July 22, 2023
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Seniors Should Code Less

Thinking more and bringing value to the team is still hard work that should be rewarded.

July 13, 2023
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How to Concatenate Strings in Java like a Pro

String concatenation in Java can be initially tricky, especially if you come from other programming languages.

February 18, 2023
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Getting Started with RIFE2

The web has changed significantly since I started my first developer role. So have web frameworks. So have programming languages!

January 29, 2023
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Those sneaky NullPointerExceptions!

Defensive drivers anticipate accidents and bad drivers. This lowers the chances of getting into accidents.

June 18, 2019