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JAN
27
2023
Defining the Problem before the Solution
David Wesst
Before you create a solution, you need to understand the problem. It sounds obvious enough, yet I see developers (including myself) getting into the code and design phase before they really understand the problem they are trying to fix. These are the steps I take a properly understand a problem I am trying to solve, prior to coding or solution-ing anything.
JAN
12
2023
Docker Build Hangs When Adding Key with apt-key in WSL2
David Wesst
The solution to the problem where an apt-key command seems to run forever in your docker build.
JAN
5
2023
Highlight Reel for 2022
David Wesst
When a new year arrives, it is a great opportunity to take a moment to reflect on where you started at the beginning of the year, and where you ended. When I look back on 2022, I noticed events reflected in my GitHub contribution graph that highlight some common cycles in my own behaviour. I want to take a moment to document this, and hopefully you can use this an example to examine your own progress and behaviour patterns that might be aiding (or impeding) your own personal and professional growth.
DEC
24
2022
Happy Holidays from the Western Devs
From our computers to yours, we wanted to take a moment to share with your part of our annual Western Devs Holiday Extranvaganza virtual celebration!
DEC
20
2022
Speaking at Tech Events Helps You Grow
David Wesst
A large part of my career growth is tied directly to speaking at tech events like conferences and user groups. I have had many people ask me about my experience and wanted to share it for others who might be wondering what benefits actually are.

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