Software development

Have you ever heard of the business model canvas? If so, then you know that it is basically a board of basic elements which need to be evaluated in the process of creating a product and the business around it. Have you ever wondered if such a model could be created for a software design process? I did and here are my thoughts on it. Obviously a detailed implementation cannot be touched by such a “bird’s eye architecture-cheat-sheet” but I think a general description with some design tips can be achieved. So without further ado I bring to you: “The 11 blocks of software architecture”: Read the full article →

Durandal — your new favourite client-side framework

by Patryk Borowa July 9, 2014 Architecture

So you were researching JavaScript frameworks to host your new single page application? Was angular too much or perhaps you don’t have time to learn its relatively complex structure? If answers to both of these questions is “Yes”, then you are probably looking for Durandal, let me introduce it to you.

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AndroidAnnotations & RoboSpice — the best of both worlds

by Daniel Dekański June 26, 2014 Android
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Either you like it or not, application development today is more like playing with building blocks than writing advanced algorithms. Probably 90% of anything you could want to achieve code-wise is already there, and the smartest ones in the room will be those who use that inventory rather than reinvent the wheel. The real adventure [...]

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GeeCON 2014 – impressions from the biggest Polish Java conference

by Rafał Borowiec May 19, 2014 Books & Events
Being busy preparing for the infoshare conference 2014, we still couldn’t skip the biggest Polish Java conference: GeeCON 2014. So I travelled to Cracow and spent two out of the three conference days there. If I had to sum it up in one sentence, I’d say that– those were very exciting days, enriched by the [...]
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AndroidAnnotations — semantics, stupid!

by Daniel Dekański March 3, 2014 Android
The pace of today’s mobile world is tremendous; new devices and technologies come and go, and developers are constantly under pressure to learn new things. Despite what most hard-core Unix users will tell you, real skills are not hundreds of commands memorized along with their syntax; your professionalism is measured by the ability to creatively [...]
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Example of just-in-time design : Refactor to Open-Closed

by Pawel Bejger February 11, 2014 Architecture
Thumbnail image for Example of just-in-time design : Refactor to Open-Closed Programming is an art of finding the right balance between making software insufficiently flexible and overly complicated. If your code is of poor quality it is usually not easy to change (under-design). While, if your code is too flexible it is usually too complex (over-design). How to find the right balance?
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Threading in C#: 7 Things you should always remember about

by Pawel Bejger January 21, 2014 Best practices
Thumbnail image for Threading in C#: 7 Things you should always remember about Have you ever spent a few hours on trying to debug a non-deterministic problem occurring in your multi-threading application? If so, then you should definitely read this article. If not it is anyway a good way of revising your current knowledge about threading challenges in C#.  Being aware of some common facts about threading can [...]
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Let the UI Shine with WebGL

by Patryk Borowa November 6, 2013 GOYELLOblog
Thumbnail image for Let the UI Shine with WebGL For quite some time now we have been hearing this buzz word WebGL and perhaps just as most of you I have seen it as a way of making old 3d games available to the classics enthusiasts via browser without having to bother with installation and OS requirements. But, as it turns out, there is [...]
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Image recognition on mobile devices

by Daniel Dekański October 29, 2013 Mobile
Thumbnail image for Image recognition on mobile devices Image recognition is one of the buzz-words of our times. Facebook has acquired Face.com with its flagship product — facial recognition app — and invested huge money to better suggest who’s who on the images uploaded to the service by over a billion of its users. Google+ Photos uses image recognition technology to make photos [...]
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The “NoSQL” way of storing data

by Patryk Borowa August 1, 2013 Architecture
Thumbnail image for The “NoSQL” way of storing data Most IT professionals are by now most likely aware of the NoSql and perhaps even heard of a few differences between it and the relational database models. The usual question is the real life application for those NoSql solutions, so let’s dig right into it.
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