About

At first Hello World! was a place where I put all my current stuff needed for work. After some time I turned it into a “real” blog and it stayed that way. It was 2009 and I was just promoted to senior developer. Ever since I was trying to make Hello World! world class blog and partially I did. Few articles I wrote about Windows Azure got Microsoft attention and, long story short, you can find my two series of articles published on MSDN. Unfortunately you can read it only in Polish. If you want to try, here are the links - PHP na Windows Azure and PHP i Windows.

For next few years I was trying to find a way to run this blog. It had its moments, it had some downsides but eventually blog survived. The main impulse to reanimate Hello World! was a major life change I made. I moved to Melbourne, Australia, dropped my job as team leader and started from scratch as full stack developer in the best agency in Melbourne - True Agency (they didn't pay me to write this... yet).

And now interesting stuff - tech stack I used. Hello World! was built with Wagtail, Django based CMS. Most of the graphic files you see here came from free stocks. Currently I use Pexels and StockSnap. To build front-end assets I don't use anything fancy like Gulp or Grunt. I use plain ol' npm scripts (well, yarn scripts to be specific). To organise my work I use Trello. I tried almost every issue tracker there is but Trello is the best for the job. Next tool to manage this project is Toggl - quite good time tracker that integrates with Trello through Chrome extension. My guardian angel is Bugsnag - tool that monitors my app and notifies my about every error there is. And the hosting - DigitalOcean (ref link - if you create account with it you will get $10 and I get $25).

Last but not least Twitter. You will find here a lot of interesting articles, tutorials and news.

Hello World! is a work in progress. It will take me weeks (maybe months) to implement everything I planned. So, if you encounter an error or if you will see embarrassing typo, let me know.

And now, please, enjoy your next favourite tech blog.