Teach what you know


Do you know something? Either you are a student or a professional, you must have some knowledge that would be interesting for others to learn. Why don’t we teach something to the world? Give that step and start teaching!

Music for programming


Programming is a creative work that sometimes needs silence and other times accepts good background music. It depends on your personality and your state of mind. In this article I share my preferences and the music sources I have tried out.

How I keep my focus when working

Keep focus

I work several hours each day in front of my computer, sitting down. This alone means that your health will suffer, both physically and mentally. And that means losing focus on work, making it difficult to progress and easy to procrastinate. How I keep my focus and make my work more effective?

When is important to switch to another technology or tool

Time for a change

You have a system and tools that help your work to produce results. But they may have cons that get on your way. Is this a real problem? Could you continue working with your current tools? This could be a good time to stop and think about it.

How I switched to HTTPS

Binary system padlock

Since the beginning of my blog I used normal HTTP. After watching Google’s IO HTTPS everywhere video, and reading on their blog post, where they say that by adopting HTTPS you can improve your search ranking, I decided to switch to HTTPS. Here’s how I did it.

Train your discipline


Discipline is what we need to do our tasks when we have to do them, no matter if we are tired or prefer to do other thing at the required moment. Releasing our work in time helps making us successful. We all have discipline, but it may not be enough for the task or the project we have in mind. So how to improve it?

Choose a technology and start freelancing

iMac and iPad

How could you turn your career into freelancing? Know your tools, ensure there’s a good community behind, develop your first application, gain experience working in a team, update your CV and search for projects!

Remote work

Computer on the grass

Working remotely is a reality nowadays. You can get up, have your breakfast, and start working right away. You avoid commuting and can organize your time better. There are several tools that you and your team could use to make your work more asynchronous, efficient and comfortable. I talk about this from my personal experience.

Setting up Rails to send emails with Amazon SES


The Amazon Simple Email Service is a cloud service inside AWS (Amazon Web Services) to send and receive email. It’s my favorite service to send emails and it’s really simple to set up. I will also talk about how to configure Ruby on Rails to use it through an SMTP connection. Be sure to take some time aside because DNS configuration is involved and you will have to wait for things to be synchronized.