#Bootstrap your #Mac

Some time ago I started to use Boxen to manage my laptop  and here is a link and  recently my MBP was stolen and it helped me a lot and saved lots of time. Also invested effort helped me a lot to bootstrap one more MBP provided by company I was working for. 

However recently it was clearly visible that Boxen is not maintained and even GitHub switched to another tool which simplifies things a lot which is called Strap.

Strap  is based on Homebrew and Homebrew Bundle using which it’s quite easy to manage installation of required software, set up services using Homebrew Services and even applications from Homebrew Cask and applications from AppStore using mas.

If there is an interest you can checkout my GitHub repositories homebrew bundle and dotfiles.

The fancy #workplace with #work #standing capabilities by @stiystil

There were already a several years I’m practicing to work standing at least several hours a day. I used to approach this differently starting from simply putting boxes on top of a table. Another approach I was using is to have a special stand made in country where everything currently is made. I also had an attempt to build a self-rising table with linear motors. But all mentioned solutions were not kind of fit what I really would like to have.

So finally I’ve got a link to product from stiystil.com.ua and decided to try. So now I’m pretty confident this is what I need, I do not have to change my workplace set up, all I need is to put a stand on top of a table and I have a really easy to use standing/sitting desk. One more point is it really looks nice and quite convenient for day-to-day usage.

And finally here is an evidence: 

Stand by @stiystil

#Devoxx #takeaways

Last November was part of great conference in Antwerp, Belgium, believe most Java developers know it’s a Devoxx.

First of all thanks to organizers for such a great event and especially for the ability to free and almost instantly to access session recordings.

Here are some my takeaways to deep dive further.

The most interesting theme for me was attention to security, this topic was important and is becoming more and more important nowadays. So there are several related sessions to check out:

Fabric8 and OpenShift 3 was already on my radar, however Devoxx made me think more eagerly of it and here is a quicky on it  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCQ9SEdteHs

The next topic I’d like to deep dive a bit more is surprisingly JavaScript, right even if there a lot of pain points throwing by Java developers and here are some insights on it from Java world:

There was also huge attention to data streaming and related architectures

One more important point of software development is documentation and there was also attention to it: