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Peter Christian Fraedrich

Deciding what career path to follow: developer or DevOps

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The good and bad of tech positions at big firms

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The Good

1. They’re always hiring


There’s a lot to know about databases, so let's start with the basics

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A few overlooked aspects of working with databases

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database icon over mail boxes
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The fundamentally broken AWS Database Migration Service

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Card catalog system with red highlighted drawers
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An impassioned defense of “code smells” and why tech bloggers have gone insane

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If/Else is OK


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A few days ago, Basecamp, a tech darling helmed by David Heinemeier Hansson and Jason Fried, announced some policy changes. These changes effectively ban Basecamp employees from “societal…


Five simple concepts to help you master interviews.

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Communication Is Key


Your company culture doesn’t mean anything if it’s not lived and demonstrated by your company leadership.

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Peter Christian Fraedrich

Entrepreneur, software developer, writer, musician, amateur luthier, husband, dad. All opinions are my own.

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