Recently, an old project of mine died mysteriously—I don’t think so, things rarely die mysteriously, something had gone wrong; MySQL wasn’t running and there was a potential data loss. What was more frustrating about this was the fact that I had procrastinated the database replication and backup for the longest...

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article on the need to hire a tech lead when you consider outsourcing your engineering. This article sparked some interesting conversation and one was about pull requests(PR) and code reviews(CR) and how it should be approached. Today, I will try to talk about...

In the last couple of days, there have been many talks about developer brain drain and capital flight from the Nigerian tech ecosystem. I’m mostly going to focus on the latter. In the life of a new technology startup founder, a lot is happening; getting that MVP into the hands...

I have been meaning to do this for a very long time and today, I overcame inertia. This is a first in, hopefully, a never ending series that I have aptly titled bits. The aim of these series is to share my discoveries, hacks and shortcuts with everyday tools that...

Server security is one of the tiny elements in application development that cannot be ignored. It can make or mar you. As such, giving adequate attention to it cannot be overemphasised. In today’s world where hackers derive delight in taking down full service or data centres, it becomes important to...