8 takeaways from Stretch Conf 2014

Together with Alex, Keki and Zoli I had the chance to attend this year's Stretch Conf. In short, it's a 2-day "leadership and management conference", but I'd recommend it to everyone interested in self-motivation, self-consciousness, self-organization and related fields. It was an inspiring event. Therefore, I decided… » 12/07/14 4:30pm 12/07/14 4:30pm

Five weeks of turnover

On October 22, we changed the format of one of our platform-wide cookies. The conversion process is pretty simple: we check for the old cookie, use it to create the new one, and delete the old. This happens exactly once for every user on their first visit since Oct. 22 to any Kinja site. The graph below shows the rate… » 12/01/14 11:47am 12/01/14 11:47am

Google Universal Analytics: Our Migration

Over the past two weeks, we've migrated from the old Google Analytics tags ('Classic' Google Analytics) to the new (well, less old) 'Universal' Analytics tags. I wanted to write a little bit about our experience as I haven't seen many people writing about this relatively unsexy but crucially important part of many… » 11/24/14 1:06pm 11/24/14 1:06pm

Moving tables with millions of rows between databases without any…

As some of you may already know, we are on the way of transforming our architecture to SOA (not the TV show). We already have a few not-that-micro services, but they still live in the same repository as sbt subprojects in order to make the transition smoother: direct function calls between services could be left as… » 10/08/14 2:15pm 10/08/14 2:15pm