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by Paweł Chudzik

Synchronous communication - connection settings and retries

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The simplest possible strategy that can help with communication issues is retrying to execute the request again. Maybe it was just a network glitch and it will work just fine when you try to call it again. Introducing retries is a relatively simple step that can improve the stability of your service. But before adding retries check if you’ll not be waiting for 2 minutes for establishing the connection…​

17 Mar 2020

Synchronous services communication

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At work, we are splitting the monolithic application into smaller services. From time to time we have some challenges in doing it the right way. Lately, most of the splitting is focused on cutting out frontends to be outside of the monolith. It gives solid results as we are getting logic and business rules in one place. The downside is that most of the communication has to be synchronous which creates interesting problems to solve.

28 Feb 2020

How this blog is build

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In this post, I’d like to show you how I’ve started with writing this blog. How the process evolved during 3 years of writing. How I’ve finally managed to set up everything in a way that works for me now. If you don’t blog yet this might help you out with technical details on how you can start easily. If you already have a blog maybe you’ll be able to pick up some ideas.

14 Feb 2020

Skills and tools that will not get you a new job

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On almost every job interview there are questions about frameworks, programming principles, maybe some coding or whiteboard architecting. On the other side, there is the way you work. Tools and skills you use on a daily basis which define how you work. No one really asks about those things but I find them quite important.

27 Dec 2019

asciidoc documentation

best-practices

One thing that a lot of people hate to do is writing documentation. Usually, it’s postponed until development is finished and once it’s done there is rarely time to do it properly. If you get past the struggle of writing it down there is always a problem of keeping it up to date. To avoid those pain points I’m going to explore what we can do with Asciidoctor to simplify this problem.

24 Oct 2019

The Kata

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I’m learning python for some time now. I’ve made myself familiar with the syntax and then started looking into other ways to increase my knowledge about language and learn its quirks. I’ve found a very nice site that allows me to practice basics and strengthen different kind of muscles that I’m using in my day job - adventofcode.

13 Aug 2019

Control your release

best practices

Imagine the situation when you’ve just released something on production and deployment went fine. You’ve just sent release notes and went out to grab a coffee. Once you are back you see an email with information that feature team have been working on for past 3 sprints doesn’t work at all. Turns out you forgot to change something in production server configuration. In this post, I’m going to present the simplest idea which will help you to avoid this kind of issues.

7 Dec 2017

Jumping ships

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At some point in your career, you will not be happy with just a job, you’ll be looking for something which will keep you interested and will sharpen your skills. Lately, I’ve been looking for something new to do. Since I got burned last time I’ve jumped ships I decided it is the time to prepare a list of the interview questions for my potential employer.

19 Sep 2017

Summary time

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I left the company for which I’ve been working for last 4 years and now it is time to summarize my experiences. It is not the story of shady business nor confession of my sins (not all of it anyway), but rather my thoughts and experiences on working for a long time in the same company from which most of the time remotely.

18 Jul 2017