• Improving my Soft Skills - Part 3

    In this part I’m writing about my takeaways from a book “10 Skills for Effective Business Communication: Practical Strategies from the World’s Greatest Leaders” by Jessica Higgins, JD, MBA, BB.

  • Improving my Soft Skills - Part 2

    This part focuses on my takeaways from a book “Soft Skills for Hard People: A Practical Guide to Emotional Intelligence for Rational Leaders” by Helena Kim, PhD.

  • Improving my Soft Skills - Part 1

    This part focuses on my takeaways from a book “Active Listening Techniques: 30 Practical Tools to Hone Your Communication Skills” by Nixaly Leonardo LCSW.

  • Avro Binary encoding based on messages in Kafka

    In this post we will explore Avro binary encoding. We will go from simple one value schemas, all the way to complex records. If you want to understand how values are encoded, or you want to manually read data from binary, this is a place for you.

  • Running pgTAP in Docker with Flyway schema definition

    In this post I will show you how I’m testing functions in PostgreSQL using pgTAP. PostgreSQL and Flyway are running with Docker Compose, while pgTAP is running in separated container.

  • Health advice for desk workers

    If you are a software engineer, you care about health of your system. Do you care about your health? For people who do any other type of desk work, everything here will apply to you too.

  • Running PostgreSQL and Flyway with Docker Compose

    Run PostgreSQL locally and apply schema changes using Flyway. Let’s see how to do it without messing up with your local environment, thanks to Docker Compose.

  • Writing minimalistic games

    How to use game development for self-satisfaction. When you work for a long time on the same project with a team, it’s nice to finish something quickly on your own.

  • Download secrets from Kubernetes

    When your service doesn’t work as expected and you want to run it locally, being able to use same secrets can be useful. I will show you how to download them from Kubernetes with kubectl.

  • Move data between PostgreSQL instances on GCP

    A while ago I had to migrate the data from one database to the other on GCP. You can try using export/import functionality described here

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