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Ben Ferreira

In Part I of the tutorial, we handled very basic data retrieval from our "database", i.e., spreadsheet. Today, we will build a basic "REST-ish" API to access it. It will not adhere to all the rules of REST because of some Google-Apps-Script limitations, but it will be intuitive enough for anyone who has ever worked with REST. It will also be very simplistic, since the point of the tutorial is to give you a basic understanding of how this could ea [...]

If you are like me, when you have an idea, you like to jump on it and build a proof-of-concept app for it. That is all nice and well, but what if it is a shared idea and the other participants know nothing about coding? Have you ever tried explaining curl or postman to a complete beginner? The intricacies of how to properly make a POST request to fill the database with data can confuse any non-tech-savvy person. Well, it turns out that you do not [...]

Wilcze Laski The vehicle of choice, a flatbed tow truck, awaited. The Anna-Maciej-Ben trio saddled up and left Poznan for the small town of Szczecinek. The road was long and full of terrors (of nightly driving), but we arrived in one piece. After spending the night, in the early morning, it was time to get ready to kick off the Outpost for real. The monstrous engine of Maciej's BMW Custom Drift Edition roared into life and slowly ascended the ram [...]

I recently got to participate in a workshop for job-seekers. I was there to share my experience with the Unleash process and relevant details from my own background. Little did I know that this would turn out to be such a complex topic for so many. Both 19- and 59-year-olds in the group simply could not seem to grasp, or perhaps believe, how simple the process of acquiring a whole new skill-set can actually be. So this is what I told them: It d [...]

It has been 10 months now, since I joined X-Team. Ten months of extraordinary experiences, of new friendships, and of interesting work. Now, I am here to tell you about some of the things X-Team does, which keep its people happy, and, more importantly, sane, while so many others are battling burnout on a daily basis. This blog has grown on the basis of a talk I recently gave at WebCamp Ljubljana. The content is similar but not identical, so if y [...]