From personal computers to personal assistants

The F8 event took place recently and I managed to watch a video about the messenger platform. Since it was during the Easter holidays, I also had few hours to make a simple chat bot for Facebook. Since then, I touched upon few of the topics around the growing popularity of the so called home assistants. In this article I’ll summarize some of the corners stones I found. Making a chat bot, this time on Facebook For me the story began with a coding event at Microsoft almost an year ago when I “met” LUIS for the first time. »

Releasing new blog

It’s a fact - I moved my blog from Medium to! As previously mentioned last year and last month, I’ve been considering moving away from Medium as the platform is continuously shifting focus to vendors and businesses. So, here it is - yet another blog, this time containing most of the content previously published, just to make sure it does not disappear during the transformation of Medium. Technology stack Here’s a brief overview of what’s behind this blog: »

March digest 2017

This one will be on various personal thoughts on Medium, the JAM stack, the OpenAPI specification, and coding katas. Medium If you’re a regular reader or writer on Medium, you already know about the latest changes. Together with the new features, a partner program came into play, where companies and vendors will be more motivated to publish content about their products and services. Being a small fish without financial interests in blogging (at least here and now), I decided to research new channels of communicating my ideas out of Medium. »

Prototyping APIs with Open API Specification and Node.js

A story about using Node.js community-built tools effectively in order to speed up the prototyping phase of your API project. In the whole article, Open API specification (which recently reached a RC on version 3) refers to version 2, also known as Swagger specification. In this article I’ll briefly demonstrate how you can to make use of few community-driven tools which I came across recently and I definitely recommend: Typicode’s json-server and Rebilly’s Open API generator. »

February digest 2017

After my January digest, I got feedback from a precious reader that these stories must be toilet-friendly, so I’ll keep it short, directly to the essence :) Productivity Without a question, the first thing coming to my mind in this month is the set of small changes I made with regards to my typing habits. Vimium turned out to be really useful utility in my daily work on my x220t. »