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A Consultancy Story

A Consultancy Story

About 8 months ago I was contacted by someone who needed a software project, the requirements were clear and simple enough for the most part, but it had a huge field operations component and it required the software to provide real time metrics to the operations teams about what was …

Which languages should I learn?

Which languages should I learn?

There are millions of articles and blog posts out there trying to tell you what to learn next or which language or technologies are worth your attention, things like Top 10 programming languages or Learn one of these languages and you'll be done with some statistics about language popularity but …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Working at dubizzle

Working at dubizzle

About 4 years ago I got an email through StackOverflow Careers from a woman called Claudia Verlinden, a very nice Belgian lady who happened to be an HR Manager at a company in the middle east and she was looking for Software Engineers with experience in Python and django, so …

New Grads Survival Guide

OK, OK... I'm sorry, I lied on the title, but please, don't stop reading. I know... I know, we started bad our relationship already but, I can explain it, I swear.

Yes, it says "survival guide", but it's not like that, I'm not going to tell you a recipe to …