My father worked as an industrial mechanic. For more than fifty years, he practiced his craft with the passion of those moved by things other than the check at the end of the month. Wherever he was emploted at, the machines worked, the production improved and the team morale risen. I have learned a lot from my father. Besides his pride of workmanship, two things have been constantly present along his career: the profound knowledge about how the system worked and applying inventiveness to address problems affecting the organizations he worked for.
I recently replaced my tumblr-hosted blog with a static one generated by hugo. Even though it was my first attempt, I was able to grasp how it works and generate the minimal skeleton in a couple of hours. After that, transforming my current posts in files compatible with hugo turned to be trivial as it was to maintain a site map that was consistent between the old and new instances.
Last Nov, 30th I got together with the Barcelona Software Craftmanship Meetup and enjoyed a brilliant presentation by Viktor Farcic about how bleeding edge, scalable architectures work these days. There was a lot of Docker, Continous Delivery, Configuration Management Systems, Service Discovery and so on and so forth. Among all these pieces of technology, at some point in the session, Application Gateways were mentioned. Some doubts arose and I was kindly asked if I could add some information about them to the meetup page.