It was July 2014 when we organized (what at the time was most likely the first in the world) Swift hackathon here at Base, gathering over a hundred people from all over the world for a two days with full focus on new features of iOS 8, and, most importantly, Swift language 1.0 developer preview....
Today, I’m going to tell you about my quest to discover tests. I think that many people walk the same path I walked, struggling with the same obstacles and debating over similar problems. There is value in that. We all learn best from our own mistakes, and when lost, you often find interesting places. I’m...
Sooner or later every company that strives to be data-driven stumbles across a problem of having more data than can be analyzed without a specialized position devoted to this task. Here is how we tackled this challenge at Base.
Random machine crashes, network partitions, disconnections, delays, package reordering? In large enough distributed systems, they’re bound to happen. In a mission-critical system like Base we need to ensure they don’t affect our users. Here’s how we do it
First, I'll say that an average developer has no clue about how to use Git to collaborate. Then, I'll blame it on Git tutorials. Finally, I'll share my experiences to help you get past the basics and become the developer every team needs. Sounds good? Let's start.
This time, I want to focus mostly on the technical aspect. I will, however, touch on how we work and what the mindset of every single Base team member is because these things actually have a big impact on how fast you grow.
My first 100 days as a member of Base Lab have passed real fast. Over this period I have made detailed notes on what I did and how I felt each day. It has been an interesting experiment that, as it turns out, has provided some good material for a blog post.