2019: New Year's Resolutions

It’s that time of the year again, and after a whirlwind 2018 - switching teams, a lot of work-related travel, and all those scandals in the news, it’s time to reflect on the year past and plan changes for the coming year ahead. With that in mind, here are some resolutions I’m aiming for in 2019: better work-life balance attend a conference exercise more healthier social media usage more realistic reading challenge target learn a new programming language actively support cooperatives Happy New Year everyone!

Hello GitLab Pages!

With the recent Google announcement that Chrome 68 will mark all HTTP sites as insecure, it’s time to say farewell to GitHub Pages, which I switched to more than two years ago, and move to GitLab Pages. Main reason being, despite multiple requests, GitHub still does not support HTTPS on custom domains, without using another service like Cloudflare (which is a bit overkill for a static site!). There are several additional advantages to the move: * Making use of GitLab’s CI/CD system, so I can update my blog without having Cryogen installed locally * Certificate renewal can be scripted * if there’s some private data used to generate your blog, GitLab provides private repositories for free

Property-based Testing in Python with Hypothesis @ GeekCamp.ID

Several months ago I discovered David R. MacIver’s impressive property-based testing library for Python, Hypothesis. Having been a big fan of Haskell’s QuickCheck – but not having much opportunity to use Haskell in daily life – this is hugely exciting. A mature property-testing tool, targeting a popular dynamic language … soon afterwards I packaged this library for Fedora – fellow Fedora users can install it with a simple dnf install python-hypothesis or, to specify the Python interpreter explicitly,

Assign Phabricator reviewers based on module ownership

At Traveloka, Indonesia’s leading travel booking site, we use Phabricator for code reviews - and as a growing company it might not be straightforward to figure out who is knowledgeable about a particular part of the code base and thus would be a good reviewer. Inspired by Quora’s Moving Fast With High Code Quality post, we are thus implementing a review routing system - the code is live on GitHub at phabricator-utils.