Full Stack Me.

Remarks on developing a versatile living.

21 March 2020

Five simple tips for working from home sustainably that actually worked out

I see many people struggling with adapting to remote work and face numerous problems that they have never experienced before in the office. To name a few, this is what I have evidenced in the feed of Facebook and Linkedin: some complain about losing efficiency, having problems with the workday schedule or being distracted by different factors, others experience body aches and tiredness, many lack social contacts & communication. I had a chance to learn & pass through that in my past experience and now feel responsible to share with you some tips & practices to help overcome the common problems and start enjoying working from home.

13 January 2020

Progressive images for the progressive framework: When Flutter meets Cloudinary

Let’s be honest: getting content instantaneously became today’s normal. Be it a wall of text or a wall of images, users want to see high-quality data on their devices straight away. Take favourite social networks: they rigorously fight for their content to be delivered as quick as possible so that the user would get all the finest of pixel data. With things like 5G coming to our lives or fibre broadbands available at home or in the office, this is no longer an unsolvable challenge: people can scroll through hundreds of Instagram photos on the go. Not to mention, it becomes incredibly annoying to get stuck on something and wait while the next post loads, doesn’t it?

21 December 2019

ASICS GlideRide review: Energy saving running shoe for building easy miles

Here it is, ASICS GlideRide – a consumer-friendly version of the truly innovative ASICS MetaRide, a result of more than two years of R&D from the famous Japanese brand. Extreme curvature, Flytefoam and Guidesole technologies, together with ASICS Gel pretend to let you run longer and save energy as you go. To figure out what all the hype is about, let’s put them on and take for a test drive!

10 November 2019

Inov-8 Roclite 290 review: Versatile and reliable trail running shoes

Inov-8 Roclite 290 were made to be totally versatile. With British history in blood, they claim to be great on the muddy grass, rock and gravel. Sounds too good to be true for a pair of trail shoes, that seems to suit everyone’s needs. Alright, it’s time to figure out if this is a truly perfect all-rounder.

20 October 2019

Race Report: Oxford Half Marathon 2019 – Washing away 7min from my first HM

Final race of the season went suprisingly fine: shaved nearly 7 minutes off my previous half-marathon in May. Still, have a feeling that I could do a bit better.

6 October 2019

Automate SOAP client auto-generation routines with WSDL import for SBT and Scala

If you are tired of looking for good SOAP/WSDL manual or working with modern languages and don’t want to deal with legacy web services stack, check out this guide. It tells how to automate WSDL client classes generation and avoid committing boilerplate WSDL code to the repository. All done with Java native tooling and SBT and works fine for Scala and other JVM-based languages.

30 September 2019

Saucony Freedom ISO full in-depth review: Make new friends but don’t forget the old

Whenever you are fancy buying Saucony Freedom ISO or just looking for a good alternative to Saucony Kinvara, check this detailed guide into the beautifully made pair of road running shoes. They come with neutral cushioning and a neat low heel-to-toe drop profile perfect for natural running.

22 September 2019

Race Report: Runfest Richmond Marathon 2019

A detailed race report for Runfest Richmond Marathon, which happened to be my first marathon ever. It took place on 15 September 2019 in a very nice location of Kew Gardens.

11 June 2019

Race Report: Hackney Half-Marathon 2019

Some races are full of fun and joy, others could happen to be hard. The London Hackney Half-marathon from Virgin Sport was both at the same time. It was really fun but the toughest race for me, to the moment; after all, it was the first half-marathon for me.

12 April 2018

Bring your favourite fonts to reports running in Docker

Ever faced issues with broken fonts in the reports, or got tired from your JVM ignoring OS fonts installed? Learn how to combine all the pieces of microservices reporting puzzle together in this article. We go through the basics of installing custom fonts for Java and try making a use of them for real JasperReports generated from your favourite microservices.

7 March 2018

Reading Lined JSON files with Java 8

Sharing my recent experience of figuring out how to handle Lined JSON (or, IJSON) format in Java. Read the article to learn more about this fancy format, go through the quick Java code example to read lined JSON and think a bit more when such formats could be useful.

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