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On Friday afternoon, a coworker and I were trying to better understand one of our company’s products: an integration that triggers conditional logic based on the product ID that a user has interacted with. So if someone browses onto a shirt, they’ll get one type of message and if they…


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A big part of my job is writing “custom tag configurations” for my company’s clients. My company’s product is a “tag,” or a script that runs custom logic when it’s added to a client’s website. Since every website is different, our tag doesn’t always work perfectly out of the box…


It’s been a long time since I’ve attempted any kind of side-project. A personal project is very different from my job and can be really exhausting; I’m working as an individual rather than a team, there’s less pre-built infrastructure, and the scope can sometimes be larger than what I’d do…


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We onboarded a new member of our team this week. They happened to be an internal promotion which, incidentally, is amazing because not only are they talented but they brought with them a ton of institutional knowledge that is a valuable add to us on the Solutions Team. …


Where I work, writing and testing Java can be tough. …


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After facing gRPC last week, it was a real relief to see that I could actually connect to the API I was looking for in Python. As I continued to receive feedback about the integration, I could lean on that connection as a constant and go down other routes to…


About a week ago, my manager posted an @channel in Slack asking someone to pick up a semi-urgent ticket. The result, of course, is a silent standoff where (I imagine) everyone on the team reads the message, holds their breath, and hopes someone else responds. …


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I was a bit busy with a home improvement project this weekend, so I’m taking an opportunity to live up to some standards that we should all aspire to:

  1. Take time to do important things that aren’t relevant to my career. There are some people, I’m told, who live to…

Last week, I was assigned a unique ticket for a high priority client. The client uses HTML and CSS files that my company generates to add a checkbox element to their checkout if shoppers want to opt in to our services. …


I’ve been trying to build up the momentum to get started on a personal project recently, but it’s a challenge. There’s a lot that I’ve learned and forgotten, and the prospect of re-learning lessons while I struggle through a project on my own is…unappealing. Still, the benefits of practicing things…

Mike Diaz

Solutions Engineer

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