Brian Childress


Find the Newest File in Directory Using NodeJS

In this article I'll walk through a simple method for finding the newest file in a directory using NodeJS.


Find a File in a Directory Using Unix Command

In this short article we'll take a look at a command that allows you to search a directory or subdirectory for a file based on some pattern.


Backup PostgreSQL Database Schema

If you're working with PostgreSQL (and optionally Docker) and need to backup your database schema this article will walk through a few handy scripts to backup and restore your database schema using Docker containers.


Restart Single Container While Using Docker Compose

In this short article we'll take a look at the command that allows you to restart a single container while using Docker Compose.


Interview Questions to Ask, and Why?

In this article I share two approaches to conducting technical interviews. I highlight some of the things I'm trying to learn from each type of question.


Enabling Search in the Terminal

If you're using the terminal a lot and frequently need to use the same commands, here is a handy set of commands that give the ability to "search" and reuse past terminal commands.


Testing GIT Hooks Before Actually Committing

If you want to use GIT hooks (pre-commit, pre-push), but want to test them before actually committing, it's really easy to do.


Troubleshooting a Non-Running Docker Container

In this post I'll show you a quick troubleshooting method for identifying and fixing issues in non-running Docker containers.


Which Bash File Am I Even Using? Troubleshooting Bash Source Files

If you've ever battled various bash profiles to see which one is being sourced, here's a quick way to troubleshoot.


Lists I Create

In this post I'll show you some of the lists I create regularly and how I use them to achieve on what I set out to do