There’s a strange phenomenon caused by the world we’re living in today, especially when it comes to technology and business.

In our society, the definition of business success is strongly tied to the size of the business. Bigger means better.

I know a lot of people who want to start a business or a project but are stuck in this idea block. Why?

Because all they can think of is how could they build the next Facebook, next Uber or next Amazon?

Moreover, the internet today makes you feel like every idea already exists out there and there’s nothing left…

Ever since my first ssh command, I’ve been a network geek.

Having my share of experiences with terminals, tunnels, virtual machines, switches, routers and what-not, looking at a bunch of LEDs flickering inside a network rack gives me a certain satisfaction.

So the idea of a not-your-typical home network always stuck with me.

This is article numero uno of a series of articles about putting together a Kubernetes cluster on a bunch of Raspberry PIs, so you can have your very own personal home lab.

In the next articles, I’ll break down the necessary steps in a more detailed approach…

Looking back at the last 5 years, it’s amazing how no-code/low-code platforms were able to democratize app development. It reached a point in which almost anyone with an idea can start a tech business with little to no development skills involved.

The market of no-code is in continuous growth, which raises new questions.

Where do custom solutions fit in this entire scheme? If development automation is becoming a standard, is bespoke development still worth it? Will no-code always be the solution?

There’s no right or wrong.

It all comes down to business needs. …

“Hey…I know we’re one year apart. For you, it’s 2019, November. You just got back from a 6-months long business trip in Germany. Christmas is knocking on the door and you just can’t wait to spend time with your family.

In the meantime, you’re making ambitious plans for 2020 and you’re really excited.

Me… I’m you, one year later. Things are different. I won’t go over everything that happened since the beginning of 2020. I just want to let you know how your plans go.

We both know you’ve been dreaming to start your own business for a very long…

The on-demand economy feeds on our society culture of impatience and instant gratification.

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We all know “there’s an app for everything”. Everyone with a smartphone today has used at least one on-demand service app, be it Uber, Airbnb, Amazon or Netflix.

What Uber did to the taxi services has helped shape the entire on-demand economy we know today.

Uber identified a service (taxi fairs) that already was in huge demand and could be improved by adding a technology layer. Therefore making consumption easier and more conveniently for both supply and demand.

This started a phenomenon known as “uberficationof services and the number of on-demand apps has been growing significantly ever since. …

The No-Code Revolution is already here.

The pursuit for automating, simplifying and overall improving services and businesses is what brought us from the first industrial revolution back in early 19th century, through the Digital Revolution and Information Age all the way in the present day of what is called Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Whilst the tech industry evolves exponentially every year, the Covid-19 crisis accelerated everything even more and we’re fast-paced moving to the so-called Imagination Age.

New tech disrupts are just around the corner and sooner or later, we are going to see shifts across many different fields.

The most…

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Heads-up. This is not a GraphQL how-to, but a reassessment of the benefits.

I’ve read this analogy somewhere between GraphQL and REST which really stuck with me and I think puts things in perspective.

Let me paraphrase:

“Imagine you ask for a banana and you actually get a banana instead of asking for a banana and getting the banana, but with a gorilla holding it, along with the whole rainforest

But a bit of history first from Wikipedia

GraphQL was developed internally by Facebook back in 2012 and publicly released in 2015. …

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For the past several years it feels like this hype of good UX vs bad UX is getting more and more traction, which, honestly, is good a thing, because both product stakeholders and end users are getting more aware of how important the UX umbrella actually is and how it can make or break a product.

But this is an article about API design, so why would we talk about UX? Bear with me. These days, every new project starts with wireframes, mockups and probably an interactive design. …

Hakee

Creative Developer, Digital Creator& Lifelong Learner. Brain dumping on thegrindster.com, growing ideas at haktos.com.

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