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Kirk Haines

I've had a 30+ year career across spectrum from System and DevOps to SRE type work to (a lot of) Software Engineering, and I love helping others to grow in their careers.

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Principal Developer Relations Engineer at New Relic

Life. As in Conway's Game. And a little GitHub Copilot.

Life. As in Conway's Game. And a little GitHub Copilot.

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Upgrade Your Rubies!

Upgrade Your Rubies!

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The Basicest Basics of How an APM System Works

The Basicest Basics of How an APM System Works

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Stretching the Language with Macros; Implementing a `for` Loop In Crystal

Stretching the Language with Macros; Implementing a `for` Loop In Crystal

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GPT-3's Thoughts on The Guiding Principals of The Relicans

GPT-3's Thoughts on The Guiding Principals of The Relicans

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Little Lessons: Type Restricting Crystal Generics

Little Lessons: Type Restricting Crystal Generics

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What is APM?

What is APM?

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Little Lessons: (Fast) Counting With PostgreSQL

Little Lessons: (Fast) Counting With PostgreSQL

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Let's Talk About Concurrency

Let's Talk About Concurrency

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Implementing a Ruby-like #send() in Crystal

Implementing a Ruby-like #send() in Crystal

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Dynamic Dispatch, Ruby vs. Crystal

Dynamic Dispatch, Ruby vs. Crystal

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Twitch EventSub - The Direct Approach To Getting Started With It

Twitch EventSub - The Direct Approach To Getting Started With It

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Alternative (and Not Necessarily Practical) Ways to Read a File in Ruby

Alternative (and Not Necessarily Practical) Ways to Read a File in Ruby

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Why I Am A Fan of Ruby 3's Static Type Checking Features

Why I Am A Fan of Ruby 3's Static Type Checking Features

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Writing Crystal Bindings for the New Relic C SDK

Writing Crystal Bindings for the New Relic C SDK

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What is O11y?

What is O11y?

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New Relic's C SDK

New Relic's C SDK

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Departure 6.3.0 Released!

Departure 6.3.0 Released!

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GitHub Workflow Badges

GitHub Workflow Badges

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A Not-So-Illustrated Guide to Translating Code From Ruby To Crystal

A Not-So-Illustrated Guide to Translating Code From Ruby To Crystal

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Tracking Down and Fixing a Ruby Bug

Tracking Down and Fixing a Ruby Bug

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Let's Build a Better Ruby ChatOps Bot

Let's Build a Better Ruby ChatOps Bot

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