Ned Stark would say “Winter is Coming”. This is no better time than now to go back to warm summer memories. This August we were on a road trip together with my wife and our friends. Our trip in a nutshell:
- 5 countries visited (including Vatican and Monaco)
- 7 places we stayed in
- 14 days of travel
- over 5 000 km on the trip meter
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Lately I wanted to explore more in-depth functional programming concepts. When I was looking for resources I found an interesting bundle (with 60% discount) from O’Reilly:
It turned out they are really nice because they present code examples from the different programming languages like: Java, Scala or Closure. That approach gives you a bigger picture how functional programming can be applied. I’d say that the book contains almost everything you can see in the related video. In addition, it’s more up to date and it contains a bit more details. On the other hand the video is much more interactive.
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The Maldives consists of 1,192 coral islands grouped in a double chain of 26 atolls. It’s a tropical paradise of palm trees, white sandy beaches, sparkling clear, warm water in turquoise lagoons and colourful coral reefs. That’s why we decided together with my wife Ania to spend our honeymoon on the island of Meerufenfushi located in North Male Atoll. It turned out to be the best choice ever!
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Four months ago I decided that I would give running a half-marathon a try for the first time in my life.
Firstly, I spent a few weeks training, which involved workouts at the gym and running on a treadmill. When the spring came I could go outside and enjoy running closer to the nature. It was exactly three months before the target performance. Each week I was doing 3-4 workouts to boost my condition, which included one slower long run and one basketball 1.5 hour training game. One month before my first official half-marathon appearance I was able to run 18 km at a sustained pace. That gave me confidence that I could complete the target distance of 21.095 km.
Continue reading My first half-marathon finished in 2:04:10
This blog post explains most of the popular keywords I was asked about during interviews for the various software engineering roles. They are presented in an alphabetical order. Personally I find this glossary very useful when preparing for the upcoming interview.
Agile Software Development
In 2001 a group of industry experts created a statement of values called The Manifesto of the Agile Alliance:
We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work we have come to value:
- Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
- Working software over comprehensive documentation
- Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
- Responding to change over following a plan
That is, while there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more.
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