User Research in Advance

This article is an abstract from a talk held on 12th of November at the World-Usability conference in Berlin. The last month I often asked myself, do we do enough enough to evaluate our ideas in front of “real users”? Do we talk enough to those people who are actually using blogfoster or do we…

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Deploying Node.js Applications with AWS Opsworks

At blogfoster we love AWS, Node.js and the philosophy of microservices. As we built more and more microservice, we needed to come up with an automated deployment. Our current development workflow is based on Docker, but we’re quite experienced with Chef and AWS Opsworks, so we wanted to start with…

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The Functional Approach to UI

A state is a representation of a system in a given time. Traditionally, we deal with mutable state storages, like SQL and NoSQL databases. Each update destroys previous value, there is no history what value had been stored a minute ago, an hour ago or 5 years ago. Events and Immutability Are there…

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Centralized ESLint Configuration

Do you know the problem of having multiple repositories with their own ESLint files and corresponding rules? Adding or changing a rule means going through all of your other repositories as well. Quite boring and annoying work. At blogfoster, we have experienced the same issue after creating a couple…

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Passion and Discipline

Recently, I talked to an experienced developer and CTO. He asked me to tell him two attributes that I’m looking for when hiring people. Quite a hard question, expressing all your thoughts and ideas in two words, right? I told him that I always look for passion and discipline . This article should…

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