23.04.2024 / By 

Kalix tutorial: Building invoice application

Scala is well-known for its great functional scala libraries which enable the building of complex applications designed for streaming data or providing reliable solutions with effect systems. However, there are not that many solutions which we could call frameworks to provide every necessary tool and out-of-the box integrations with databases, message brokers, etc. In 2022, Kalix was […]

17.04.2024 / By 

Mocking Libraries can be your doom

Test automation is great. Nowadays, it’s become a crucial part of basically any software development process. And at the unit test level it is often a necessity to mimic a foreign service or other dependencies you want to isolate from. So in such a case, using a mock library should be an obvious choice that […]

04.04.2024 / By 

Scala 3 Data Transformation Library: ducktape 0.2.0.

Introduction: Is ducktape still all duct tape under the hood? Or, why are macros so cool that I’m basically rewriting it for the third time? Before I go off talking about the insides of the library, let’s first touch base on what ducktape actually is, its Github page describes it as this: Automatic and customizable […]

28.03.2024 / By 

Scalendar April 2024

Event-driven Newsletter Another month full of packed events, not only around Scala conferences in April 2024 but also Frontend Development, and Software Architecture—all set to give you a treasure trove of learning and networking opportunities. There’re online and real-world events that you can join in order to meet colleagues and experts from all over the […]

14.03.2024 / By 

Implementing cloud VPN solution using AWS, Linux and WireGuard

What is a VPN, and why is it important? A Virtual Private Network, or VPN in short, is a tunnel which handles all the internet data sent and received between Point A (typically an end-user) and Point B (application, server, or another end-user). This is done with security and privacy in mind, because it effectively […]

07.03.2024 / By 

Building application with AI: from concept to prototype

Introduction – Artificial Intelligence in Application Development When a few years ago the technological world was taken over by the blockchain trend, I must admit that I didn’t hop on that train. I couldn’t see the real value that this technology could bring to someone designing application interfaces. However, when the general public got to […]

28.02.2024 / By 

Scalendar March 2024

Event-driven Newsletter In the rapidly evolving world of software development, staying in line with the latest trends, technologies, and community gatherings is crucial for professionals seeking to enhance their skills and network. Scalendar serves as your comprehensive guide to navigate events scheduled worldwide, from specialized Scala conferences in March 2024 to broader gatherings on software […]

26.02.2024 / By 

Fintech challenges in 2024 and beyond - thoughts after the Fintech conference

Fintech predictions Last week, I had the extraordinary pleasure of participating in Stockholm Fintech Week 2024. The entirety of this beautiful event would deserve a separate article. Still, this one will focus on the conference’s core – the fintech industry’s challenges. In Stockholm, I talked to many decision-makers in this industry about the challenges and […]

22.02.2024 / By 

Using AWS Cognito to authenticate via Google Sign-in in SPA

In this blog post, we will create an application that sets up Cognito User Pool,uses external Indentity Provider (Google) to federate users, creates a web application with authentication achieves, and displays the user's email on the screen.

16.02.2024 / By 

Cybersecurity Blueprint for Software Houses

In an era where digital threats are larger than ever, software houses stand on the front lines, tasked with safeguarding not only their innovations but also the data and trust of their customers. This is coming from an experienced Site Reliability Engineer, as I’ve navigated the complex waters of securing digital assets and dealt with […]