I was writing a simple app to present a surf forecast for my local spot some time ago. I started by showing the swell size, wind speed and direction, and everything I could find in MSW API that makes sense to me in predicting if the surf is good or…


Surfing is a complex sport. However, it seems simple, from a high level, you catch a wave, get some speed, use the wave face to do some maneuvers, and finally finish the ride with a big splash. In reality, it is way more complicated and depends on multiple factors that…


Recently I’ve been trying to work on my surfing a bit more consciously by looking into the fundamental elements of the sport. By better understanding the basic concepts, I try to develop patterns that will burn into my muscle memory and subconscious thinking. I’ve been exploring quite a few tutorials…


This week I want to write something a bit more specific than I usually do. For few weeks I’ve been actively working on my surfing popups and by searching through the resources, exercising and practising I came to some interesting, at least for me, conclusions.

First of all, why do…


Since childhood, I was addicted to two things: water and adrenaline. Because I was born far away from the ocean coast, I couldn’t experience beautiful life around the water as much as would desire. I was a natural swimmer though, learning how to behave in the liquid medium very early…


“Do not reinvent the wheel” is very common advice that I’ve heard many times and mentioned on an occasion as well myself. …


In today’s writing, I will start with a little story. Around a month ago, I bought a fish tank and a little goldfish for my daughter’s second birthday. Obviously, I am taking care of the fish and I am responsible for its survival by changing the water, setting up the…


After reading “Lean Startup” and hearing all the stories about experimentation and small iterations I thought about my workflow. Although I see I apply it in many cases I saw few areas of improvements.

Firstly, I’ll try to explain the idea of small batches, or at least my understanding of…


I’ve understood the benefits of continuous deployment for a long time, but at the same time I couldn't figure out how this could work in the real life. Having very short release cicles with everything being pushed straight to production with automated verification and feature toggling seemed magically and a…


Today I would like to share some of my thoughts about a book that I have recently read. The title is “Zero to One” and it was written by Peter Thiel. It is a very interesting position because it talks about building a big company from a successful entrepreneur and…

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