Israel Fermín Montilla

Israel Fermín Montilla

{' Full time husband and dad who loves technology and programming. Software Engineer @ Careem / Online Mentor @ codeinstitute.net'}

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Engage!

Engage!

I was playing with my daughter the other day, I had work to do but I take breaks every now and then to pay attention and play or watch some episode of her favorite cartoons on Netflix as I mentioned on a previous article. So, I was waiting for the …

Software Engineering

Software Engineering

At work, my Engineering Manager asked me to start sharing my knowledge with the rest of the team more often. Of course, we do code reviews and we have some other ways to get the knowledge spread across the team, we have a wiki on confluence, we have tech meetings …

Working from home with kids

Working from home with kids

I've been hearing and reading about COVID-19 since January 2020, this is the event that changed many people lives, all of a sudden, companies were closed, people were requested to stay at home, many businesses broke and many more are about to. I think one of the most impacted roles …

Working with databases easier

Working with databases easier

This will be a short article, recently at work I had to build few reports on top of two legacy databases, to be honest, the whole architecture and the way the data is stored, in my opinion, is not optimal, a lot of things need to change but, as usual …

Choreography and Orchestration

Choreography and Orchestration

On a previous article on microservices, we went through the best practices I've seen, which doesn't mean those are the only ones, it only means that those are the ones I've seen work for me and the ones I've tried.

This time, I would like to focus on Choreography over …

Bye bye dubizzle, hello Careem!

Bye bye dubizzle, hello Careem!

I've been quiet for the last two months, I was a bit busy switching jobs, yes, after more than three years I decided to leave dubizzle, part of the OLX group and one of the biggest brands here in the United Arab Emirates, for reasons I won't discuss in this …

What to do when linux freezes?

What to do when linux freezes?

Well, we all know that nothing is perfect, not even linux, it sometimes freezes. It has happened to me several times, my solution? well, press and hold the power button and hope for the best.

Well, I was thinking there must be a better way to do it and, like …

Django registration in no time!

Django registration in no time!

What does 99% of the projects we work on have in common?, what's usually the first or the last thing we start working on when building something, a personal project perhaps?. If you said dealing with users, that's right. On each and every project we find ourselves writing different registration …

Making django scale Pt.2

Making django scale Pt.2

It's been a while since the first post about scaling web applications using django, last time we spoke about some basic concepts about scalability, buzz words we hear everyday and we also use but always struggle when we need to give a formal definition to someone.

Once we have clear …

We always evolve

We always evolve

I've been going through code I wrote about two or maybe three years ago while cleaning up my working directory and archiving old stuff and, I must say: what the hell did I have in my head by that time?, for real, there are things that are over-engineered, very complicated …