How To Save Innovation From Itself?

Last week I attended the Craft Conference in Budapest with 9 others engineers from Kinja. It was a really good conference about Software Crafting, with great surrounding, organisation and talks. The organisation had four different type of rooms which allowed you to go to the talk which is the most interesting for you. » 4/30/15 7:37am 4/30/15 7:37am

Growing up as a system - thoughts after Craft Conference

There’s a trending topic at conferences every year. At last year’s Craft Conference a lot was about functional programming, with some hints of distributed systems, devops, and some really good talks about what’s it like beeing an evolving engineer. As it was pointed out in one of the talks, the thing that are in the… » 4/25/15 5:10am 4/25/15 5:10am

It was f8 that brought us here

Facebook grows more distant from its origins as a simple social network every year. This week’s F8 developer conference made very clear (if it wasn’t enough already) that the company is now a globe-spanning octopus with tentacles in every pie. F8 topics of discussion included virtual reality, Messenger, giant… » 3/28/15 4:19am 3/28/15 4:19am

Why we're not replacing GIFs with MP4s just yet

We love animated GIFs. Really love animated GIFs. The only problem with our love of animated GIFs is how unnecessarily wastefully large the files are. For example, if you load up Sploid, at the moment of writing this post 15 of the 20 displayed posts contain a GIF, each weighing at least 2 MB: a full pageload is 32… » 2/16/15 12:57pm 2/16/15 12:57pm

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

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 downtime

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