How to choose an infrastructure tool

When an IT product evolves, there always comes a time when it becomes necessary to bring some new tool into it or replace the old one with something more suitable. While it seems that a lot of articles have been written on the topic of choosing tools, and there is nothing new to say, the question still remains relevant, in some places even sharp.

How to choose an infrastructure tool

Here are the most popular approaches:

  • Find something hype on the left road
  • Take something proven and reliable on the right road
  • Go straight ahead and use your favorite tool

They are good because you don't have to think when using them. You just take what you want - and that's it 😃 Well, if there is a need or a desire to approach the issue more seriously - welcome under the cut, we'll figure it out.

August 8, 2022
About 7 min
Forbidden topic or How to deal with procrastination

There is such a topic among us, IT people, which is usually avoided. The fact is that we are not able to work productively all day long. On the one hand, this is no secret to anyone. On the other hand, it is not customary to discuss it, and for some reason we think that no one but ourselves is in the know. In an ideal world, a programmer with good experience, thirty or forty years old, is quite capable of working a couple of hours a day with great efficiency, devoting the rest of the time to all sorts of routines: code reviews, communication with colleagues, task analysis, and so on. In the real world, procrastination lurks around every corner. No wonder one of the most popular memes in IT right now are memes about burnout.


July 1, 2022
About 7 min
How to participate in an OpenSource project?

We all use OpenSource products. Some of them we like.
And for those we like, we often want to help to become even better. One way to help is financially. But we ourselves are developers, and sometimes we imagine ourselves among the authors of a wonderful tool that we use with pleasure. At least that's how it used to be for me. And then the dream became a reality. If this is also a dream for you, you're welcome to the further reading: there is my story and the answer, how you can join to develop your favorite OpenSource tool too.

June 10, 2022
About 7 min