Lakes in Berlin, what a wonderful surprise

I must say that find such a warm summer in Europe was a surprise for me. To be completely fair, these last two summers hadn’t not the normal average temperatures and it’s fair to say that even for people that are living here longer than me this weather wasn’t expected. This is not small talk and I’m not here to warn of global warming, it’s just a note to put you in context about why I’m so happy that around Berlin has an incredible number of swimming lakes.

Road Cycling for the win

I’ve been struggling to find a new hobby other than anything related to computers & programming. First I got a Kindle – it was a gift actually – and got really excited about it. I started reading some romances and fantasy books until the day I bought a technical book and then suddenly it looked like working instead of leisure time. So I started jogging. I still do eventually. Jogging was pretty intensive in the beginning when I was making 5km in less than 30min five days a week! 💪I got an injury on my left foot and left jogging behind for a couple of weeks. It’s still something I like to do in my spare time. Although now I’ve my new road bike and I can’t think of anything else to do in my spare time other than exploring Berlin cycling.

Front-end architecture is everything but simple

Recently I was invited to present a talk about front-end development at a company event of my current work, which I did a couple of weeks ago. I was pretty nervous about it mostly for two reasons: a) I never did a presentation to a large audience like this(about two hundred); b) I thought that I needed bring the current most relevant content to that presentation. While I was making the presentation slides I realized that the second reason was about the complexity of front-end development nowadays.

Start by don’t repeating yourself in CSS

CSS is a convenient programming language, we can be as lazy developer as we want and it will still work. I assume that you know what the results will be if you choose the lazy way. We share techniques and philosophy with software engineering principles, like DRY, Single Responsibility, Open/closed principle, Separations of concerns among others. DRY is a useful principle to get started with CSS if you aren’t yet.