IRLs

NiteoWeb is a remote-first team. While we do have a physical office in Ljubljana, few people go there regularly. Most of us prefer to work from home, from coffee shops or from the beach. Wherever and whenever we feel we are the most productive. While remote work certainly has its benefits, it does indeed have its challenges. Building rapport with…

A dev’s MacBook from scratch

I’ve been a long time Apple user. I hate a lot about the company’s policy and how they treat their power users, but I love the tight integration between their software and hardware. Another thing to love is their migration tools. You buy new hardware, you click Restore from backup and you are done. Safari even opens up the tabs…

WP Meetups

A few months back I noticed we actually have regular WordPress Meetups in Ljubljana, our base town. We attended one in April, where David talked about theming and Emanuel about bringing Wordpress into the Public Sector. On the second one, in June, we were active participants: Janez and myself delivered a talk titled Lessons learned running 25k WordPress blogs describing how we scaled Easy…

Y U NO USE CLIPBOARD MANAGER??!??!11?!oneone

Every time when I am in a pair-programming session and the other person does not use a clipboard manager I am taken aback at how such a thing is even possible. To me, a clipboard manager is such an essential piece of toolkit that I forget it’s there. What is a clipboard manager? In its simplest form it’s a history…

Dear Plone, welcome to year 2014

TL;DR: Production-level Plone on free-tier Heroku: https://github.com/niteoweb/heroku-buildpack-plone First, a bit of history: it was year 2006 and I was realizing that I was not made to be an academic. I made my first strides into entrepreneurship and being in IT, the first logical step was to create a few websites and try to get paid for my work. I did…

Load overrides.zcml in plone.app.testing

Today I was working on a project where we use overrides.zcml to easily override some default Plone behavior. All was working fine (in the browser, that is) until I started writing tests for our custom behavior. First thing I noticed was that the overrides.zcml was not loaded in our test layer. "Doh, I need to load it manually with the…

Dexterity vs. Archetypes

TL;DR: migrating your Archetypes content to Dexterity shrinks your Data.fs considerably! I've started looking into migrating Archetypes content in one of the sites we're running to Dexterity. But before I started coding I wanted to make sure that the juice is worth the squeeze. The site contains roughly 130k content objects. Most of them are default Plone File type, with a…

Raspberry PI boot to browser

Here at NiteoWeb, we use various SaaS monitoring and logging providers such as Librato Metrics and Papertrail to keep on top of our Plone and Pyramid projects. Hence the need to have a wall-mounted screen to display various graphs and outputs these services. What better way to drive the screen than a Raspberry Pi! Getting the Raspberry Pi to boot…

Robot on Travis – uploading results to S3

This is a walkthrough of how one could upload to Amazon S3 screenshots and other output files produced by Robot framework ran in a Travis CI build. The reason why we want to do this is to be able to inspect what Robot sees and have more information when a test fails. It's written with some things specific to Plone development,…