Spaghetti and Hammers

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  • April 13, 2016

    Why I quit using Slack (during working hours)

    This month Slack announced to have raised $200M on its most recent financing. At the same time I started to turn off Slack during working hours.One chat to rule them allSlack (just as Hipchat, and many other alternatives) are messaging apps for t...

  • April 08, 2016

    Signing Git commits

    Last week GitHub released another new feature: GPG signature verification.While it may seem something new, Git already supports signing commits and tags with GPG . Still, GitHub turned easier to verify if the commit is signed by the author, introd...

  • March 26, 2016

    Saving JSON to Scala model - Part 2

    Following up my previous post on mapping json objects to Scala models, it is time to present some more advanced use cases.In the past weeks I have found myself in cases where a little more ‘magic’ was needed: Read dates from the json (org.joda.Da...

  • March 08, 2016

    Git Status Notifier

    Git has become one of the most essential tools for every developer. While most developers trust in GitHub to host their git repositories, Bitbucket, and more recently Gitlab, have become worthy alternatives.When users rely so much on those service...

  • February 13, 2016

    Git Pro - Book review

    Git is a VCS that has become widely used, both in open source and private projects.Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.As a deve...

  • January 05, 2016

    Saving JSON responses to your model in Scala

    If you deal with external APIs (like Twitter, Facebook, Intercom, Github, and many others) on a regular basis there’s a big chance that you have already dealt with JSON answers before.JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) is a lightweight data-interch...