Staging like it’s 2020

Last year, we wrote a blog post on how we use Heroku's Review Apps to create staging apps for every Pull Request submitted to a project's repository. These apps are created and deployed automatically, completely isolated from the production environment, and contain the changes from the Pull Request. This allows every stakeholder to see how the changes proposed in the…

Project isolation beyond requirements.txt

I've been a Python dev for almost 15 years now and I've recently completely overhauled how I keep my development tools and dependencies in check. I'm so happy with my new setup that I couldn't wait to share it with fellow geeks! Some background I used to use Homebrew to install tools such as pyenv that I then used to…

Astronomer, psychologist, and MIT professor went to a design conference

The title could sound like the beginning of some joke, but the modern design field attracts more and more professionals that don’t do that much drawing but build new systems and experiences. This year FITC Amsterdam again gathered a lot of great professionals to share their most interesting projects and thoughts. Now I’d like to mention the top 3 talks…

Reading Nix expressions

These are my notes from the Reading Nix expressions talk in NixCon 2019. Nix package language has a similar syntax to the "JSON meets functional language concepts". E.g. you have Let-expressions which I would say is a functional concept (ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let_expression) - I first saw it in Elm and Haskell. An important thing to keep in mind is that Nix…

NixCon 2019

It's been a few years since I've been to a smaller conference and I made the right choice to visit NixCon 2019. It was held in a really nice coworking space called Impact Hub in Brno. There were 2 tracks and about 180 people attending. Generally speaking, smaller conferences like this one will give you more information because people are…
Budapest CSSConf and JSConf 2019

Frontend week in Budapest

Last week I attended my first two frontend conferences - CSSConf & JSConf Budapest 2019. My week in Budapest started with Rust meetup. Sadly the organizers didn't expect that any foreigners will attend the meetup. Half an hour long talk wasn't enough for me to learn any Hungarian, but I still had a great time talking to everyone afterward. On…

PyCon JP 2019

I’ve been to many conferences in my life, but this was my first time attending a PyCon. To me, what separates this conference from the others I’ve been to is the sense that people are there not so much to sell their products, but are just genuinely interested to hear how other people are using Python in many different industries.…