Marcin Biegała

3 minute read

The pace in IT is unbelievable.
Sometimes I have a feeling that not reading my RSS/twitter/any other feed over the weekend would make me miss 2 new languages, 4 acronyms, 14 new javascript libraries and a lot of drama.
But that pace is not reflected in actual projects being run in IT.
We left simple html webpages and js applets long behind us. Software development is serious stuff now. And it became a vital point of many companies. I know projects planned for years ahead. Those that have version…

Marcin Biegała

2 minute read

I was moving few of the sites I manage to HTTPS lately. I’ve messed up on one of the sites and I had to revert back to plain HTTP.
Ok, so I revert hosting configuration, enter url into Chrome address bar and…. Chrome shows errors and I see my site address over https. Refresh, same thing.
Hard refresh, still same.
Remove “s” from “https” in the address bar, still same situation.
“Aha! I have to have htaccess redirect on server” - no.
That made me…

Marcin Biegała

2 minute read

I’m a ‘console guy’. I usually prefer any type of console/text based interface over sweet and colorful UI. Same applies to my favorite source control - GIT. But there is nothing that prevents us to get fancy in our terminals. Meet diff-so-fancy.
GIT is great for handling your code, showing repository log in any way you want, but when it comes to showing a diff, we’re basicly stuck with the standard patch format.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s very informative, but…

Marcin Biegała

3 minute read

Handling errors is not something new, it was always part of good practices. But from simple, monolithic applications where in huge number of cases we could think of scenario that will throw exception, we are now moving to complex architectures, with many independent components talking with each other over the network.
That means, we need to cover for a lot more situations related to intermittent issues (it could be temporary network failure or just some component being down or upgraded). Our…