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Farewell to fsync(): 10× faster database tests with Docker
So here is the ideal testing choice for most situations:

Writing tests that just use the database normally—as it would be used in production—gives you realism.
Using Docker gives you ease-of-use: it’s very easy to start up a new, isolated database instance.
Disabling fsync() gives you speed. Using database-specific options, or just Docker’s ability to override a directory with a RAM disk, you can get order of magnitude improvements in performance without changing the way you interact with the database. (Pretty much all databases have a way to disable fsync() and friends.)
database  docker  howto  performance  testing 
12 hours ago by dagh
Animated Knots by Grog | Learn how to tie knots with step-by-step animation
Animated Knots by Grog is the web’s premiere site for learning how to tie knots of any kind. From Boating Knots, Fishing Knots and Climbing Knots to tying a tie, or even Surgical Knots — we’ve got it covered.
howto  reference 
18 hours ago by erikts
How to Create a Great Podcast, According to the Professionals
Starting your own podcast is hard. Making your podcast better is even harder. And a lot of advice out there is too vague. How do you make it more interesting? How do you identify your target audience? So we asked 14 successful podcasters one question: What’s a podcasting tip that most people don’t think about? Here’s what they said.
lifehcker  howto  podcasting 
19 hours ago by kger

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