The Year of Blogging Dangerously

Wow, has it been a year already? I am faking surprise, of course, because WordPress has notified me well ahead of time that I need to renew my dejanglozic.com domain. So in actuality I said ‘wow, will it soon be a year of me blogging’. Nevertheless, the sentiment is genuine. It may be worthwhile toContinue reading “The Year of Blogging Dangerously”

Node.js Apps and Periodic Tasks

When working on a distributed system of any size, sooner or later you will hit a problem and proclaim ‘well, this is a first’. My second proclamation in such situations is ‘this is a nice topic for the blog’. Truth to form, I do it again, this time with the issue of running periodic tasks,Continue reading “Node.js Apps and Periodic Tasks”

Socket.io: Mind the Gap

Welcome to our regular edition of ‘Socket.io version 1.0 watch’ or ‘Making sure Guillermo Rauch is busy working on Socket.io 1.0 instead of whatever he does to pay the rent that does nothing for me’. I am happy to inform you that Socket.io 1.0 is now available, with the new logo and everything. Nice job!Continue reading “Socket.io: Mind the Gap”

Is There Life After TJ?

What is going to happen now? Nothing. We will be sad for a while, then we will move on.   Mad Men, Don Drapper discusses Kennedy assassination with kids Every once in a while a event occurs that pushes regular programming aside. If you are CNN, it happens with such annoying regularity that completely obviatesContinue reading “Is There Life After TJ?”

Micro-service APIs With Some Swag (part 2)

Read part 1 of the article. Last week I delved into the problem of presenting a unified API doc from a distributed system composed of micro-services. In the second installment, we will get our hands dirty with help of Swagger by Wordnik. A quick recap: the problem we are trying to solve is how toContinue reading “Micro-service APIs With Some Swag (part 2)”