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Welcome to the jungle

Opinions on engineering, people and life in general


2022 crypto year in review
·1596 words·8 mins
David Simão
Technology Cryptocurrency NFT Web3
A digest of 2022’s most impactful events in the crypto and web3 space, including hacks, fraud, bankrupcy, and the latest tech developments in Bitcoin and Ethereum.
Apes and Kitten in the Music Industry
·2024 words·10 mins
David Simão
Nuno Coração
Technology NFT Web3 Music
Technology has disrupted the music industry several times in history, changing the way we consume it, how it’s distributed and even how it’s made. In this article we’ll reflect about the good, the bad, and the ugly facts around NFTs in the music industry.
Multiple test input combinations with jest
·678 words·4 mins
David Simão
Engineering Jest Software Testing
A simple method to generate exhaustive input combinations for test cases while maintaining a healthy and readable test codebase
Engineering Friendly Product Manager
·1216 words·6 mins
David Simão
Engineering Product Management
The rules of engagement in solid partnership with engineering. The do’s and don’ts as seen from a software developer’s perspective.
Self-organizing teams misconception
·763 words·4 mins
David Simão
People Leadership Teams Organizations
Reflecting on the common problem of leadership across multiple teams in scale-up organizations
Creating optimal pull requests
·2101 words·10 mins
David Simão
Engineering Git Pull Requests Software Engineering
An essay on the role of pull requests and their importance in the software development cycle and what strategies can we use to improve them
Docusaurus vs Gatsby vs Hugo
·2242 words·11 mins
David Simão
Technology Docusaurus Hugo Gatsby
A comparison between Docusaurus, Gatsby and Hugo, as blogging frameworks and why I chose to use Hugo for implementing this blog
An IPFS adventure
·2539 words·12 mins
David Simão
Technology Ipfs Web3
Excited with all the Web3 and self-hosting hype, I’ve set myself on a mission to self-host this blog on a self-hosted IPFS cluster. Here’s what I learned from it
Surviving at the bottom of the iceberg
·2633 words·13 mins
David Simão
Engineering Technical Debt Scalability Software Engineering
A classic tale of a team that deluded themselves with the mirage of breaking a monolith into shiny new microservices on a limited budget, understaffed and fast-paced environment
The complete software engineer
·2457 words·12 mins
David Simão
Engineering Software Engineering Career
What does it take to excel as a software engineer and what other aspects beyond programming can help us differentiate ?