alediaferia.com – thoughts on building software
In this blog I publish my thoughts on building software products, working agilely, team dynamics, software architecture, leadership and more.
How I enabled CORS for any API on my Single Page App
Reading Time: 7 minutes In this blog post I’ll show you how I used free services available to anyone to build a little proxy server for my app to overcome certain CORS limitations for my Single Page App.
How I used GCP to create the transcripts for my Podcast
Reading Time: 4 minutes While building my podcast I experimented with GCP to produce the transcripts to my episodes. TL;DR it wasn’t too bad!
How I used Chisel to pull Gitlab pipelines stats
Reading Time: 4 minutes I built chisel.cloud in my spare time to automate something I did to derive insights about my Gitlab pipeline times. In this blog post I’m going to show you how I did it in the hope that it might be useful to you too. As you can see from the picture above, Chisel is still […]
How I setup my continuous deployment pipeline for free
Reading Time: 4 minutes Continuous deployment is a key capability that every company should invest in to keep up with the increasingly changing demands of the market. Let’s explore how to build a simple continuous deployment pipeline for free.
Writing a GraphQL DSL in Kotlin
Reading Time: 3 minutes Let’s explore together how we can leverage Kotlin DSL capabilities to build a simple GraphQL DSL.
Testing LiveData on Android
Reading Time: 3 minutes Testing LiveData represents an interesting challenge due to the peculiarities of its technology and the way it eases development for your Android app. I’ve recently started to build an Android app to keep motivated on my journey to learn Kotlin. My most recent experience has been with Architecture Components and this brief blog post, in […]
Business outcome language: an introduction for software engineers
Reading Time: 4 minutes Clarifying what the problem is instead of mandating a specific solution will let the engineers and the designers explore the best approach within the current constraints.
Email development with React and Webpack
Reading Time: 5 minutes Email development is often an overlooked practice due to the peculiarities and constraints that most email clients impose. If you want to deliver a delightful user experience to your product you have to maintain its design consistent across all the media it is consumed from. An email is one way your product might be consumed […]
Technical debt kills your company
Reading Time: 9 minutes The early days of a startup are often a chaotic mix of excitement, rush and fear. Software-enabled startups are learning about their product as they iterate with their first customers. This leads to frequent and unplanned changes that will help rapidly evolve their product to fit the market they’re trying to disrupt. Nevertheless, the decisions […]
Autocomplete engine in Go: let’s build it
Reading Time: 4 minutes Some time ago I worked on a small autocomplete web service for fun and curiosity. Part of it consists pretty much of what I’m going to talk about in this post. We’re gonna build a small completion suggester in Go. A couple of assumptions I’ll have for this experiment are: we don’t care about sub-word […]
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