The Future of Programming
The future is often a scary, uncertain place for people. Everyone likes to project how things will turn out for them in the future. Tech folks are no different and the guys assembled a group of knowledgeable developers to discuss what they think is coming over the next five years.
“I no longer identify as a .NET developer.”
David Neal is a husband, father of 5 boys, geek, musician, motorcyclist, and Microsoft MVP living in North GA. He’s a software developer for LeanKit, and runs on a high-octane mixture of caffeine and bacon.
“I am a recovering software developer.”
Gaines Kergosien is an Associate Director at UBS, Executive Director of Music City Code conference, Microsoft MVP, and serves as Board Member for the Nashville .NET User Group. He also presents at software development conferences throughout the United States. With over 15 years in solutions development, his work includes consulting for such companies as Bridgestone, Deloitte, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), American General (AIG), Lexis Nexis, Gibson Guitars, and Cardinal Healthcare.
“My favorite part of Nashville so far is the beer.”
Raspberry Pi VPN Server
Using OpenVPN software you can build your own virtual private network. By using a Raspberry Pi you’ll be able to create a 24/7 VPN that doesn’t consume much power but is powerful enough to handle a few connections at a time. You can also use it to connect your devices outside of your local network like they were in the network. It’s a long process to set up but this tutorial is simple to follow and walks you through the steps necessary.
Tricks of the Trade
Look at yourself as a first cause for the things you are experiencing. It’s not about assigning blame, it’s about being able to control things. And if you keep looking at all the variables involved in a situation (as well as the cause of those variables), you’ll eventually get to something you control. That doesn’t mean you are at fault, necessarily, only that you need to look for the things you can control, rather than focusing on those you cannot.