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Playing with Azure WebJobs

In case you were following my posts, you are aware about my project Days From Today. It’s a port of my Windows app which is much more functional, but it’s still only a Windows app and I wanted my w...

Side projects (sometimes) pay off

Having a side project every now and then is beneficial in many ways. Recently I had such positive experience from some of my side projects that are more than five years old. My manager asked me “He...

My first iOS development experience

Due to some circumstances, I came in a possession of a Mac mini. This meant only one thing - I had to create an iOS app. My way of thinking was, let’s go completely native - Swift can’t be that har...

My first ASP.NET Core MVC app

As you might have noticed I created a Windows application to calculate time span between two dates Event Timing. Since I’m not always sitting by my Windows PC, I got the need to have this little ca...

Blocked? Prepare to unblock

Many times during my career I’ve been blocked from completing my work. Be it feature implementation, bug fix or some kind of software migration I couldn’t finish until someone else does their job f...

Data affects algorithm performance

The title is so obvious that you’re probably wondering why I had to write a blog post about it. I’m also surprised how obvious truths must be repeated in order to comply with them. I’ll explain wha...

An Excel interop trick

Yesterday I had a nice little evening spent with a silent failure of my program. The program needed to create an Excel document, save it and export as a PDF. It should also run periodically and aut...

There's no privacy on social networks

This might sound so obvious to people who know how the Internet works, but I think to quite a lot of people this might come as a shock. All the privacy settings on social networks and forums are wo...

Be careful with cache

There’s a well known saying that goes like this: There are only two hard things in Computer Science: cache invalidation and naming things *. This is a post about the first one. Today I experienced...

Back to Heroku

A year and a half ago I moved my backend service from Heroku to Openshift. The reasons were that it didn’t put services to sleep state in free tier. At that time it just looked it offers more for t...