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Ray Gervais

Topics of Programming, Techno-babble, Music, and Life through the eyes of a Canadian Software Developer.

Stuff I Use for Software Development

This article was inspired by the ever-persistent question "What do they use?", which Wes Bos decided to answer in the / project.

Professional Occupation: Cloud Engineer

Operating SystemsLinux, Windows, MacOS
Public CloudMicrosoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform
CI/CDJenkins, Concourse
Infrastructure as CodePuppet, Terraform, Packer, Chef
ScriptingRuby, Python, Groovy, BASH
CLI, Tooling and Misc LanguagesGolang, Java, .NET

Hobbies / Interests

Application DevelopmentiOS
Application DevelopmentAndroid
Application DevelopmentWeb
Open Source


EditorVim, Visual Studio Code
ShellBASH, fish, zsh
Font FamiliesFira Mono Code, Victor Mono Code
Color SchemeAtom Dark, Nord, Xcode Dark(2019)


Operating System Windows 10 with many Linux Docker Containers / Pop!OS
CPUIntel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
MotherboardMSI - Z370 GAMING PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory
StorageSamsung - 850 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video CardGigabyte - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card
Computer Case Phanteks - Enthoo Pro M Tempered Glass (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
Sound CardAsus - Xonar DGX 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card
Sound CardM-Audio Mbox II Mini
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte - GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter
MonitorAOC 4K IPS Monitor
MouseLogitech MX Master 2S
KeyboardAnne Pro 2 with Kailh Box Whites
Speakers Personus Eris 3.5
MicrophoneAudio-Technica AT2020