Actually I was about to write something completely different, but without a brief summary of what happenend in the meanwhile that wouldn’t have had much sense.
The problem is everything happened so damn fast.
Last post was April 21st, 2012.
Let me think…
The following month, toward the end of May, I had to deal with the fact that I may had to leave my job at Spreaker.
Saying goodbye was going to be though: despite of an hard start, working there has been one of the most interesting and fullfilling job experiences I’ve ever had. But sometimes there is not much you can actually do to avoid things happening and, even though they were not kicking me out and I didn’t really want to, I started sending resumes around and, after a while, considering to move abroad.
This is a post a wrote 2 years ago, I never published it, don’t know why.
It feels kind of weird to read it now: in the meanwhile I had another kid, quit my job, started organizing meetups (and a conference) and started speaking at conferences too.
In 3 words: Life went on.
But still Fronteers 2010 has been a landmark in my following choices: I quit my job because they were not investing enough in my professional development, I started organizing meetups (and then the conf) because I wanted to help creating a frontend community in Italy.
Starting from the end: Christian Heilmann’s talk was like an enlightenment for everyone at the venue.
Nothing really new came up from the conference: almost everything was already heard (except Cameron Adams talk about web animations), but still was really inspiring to listen to such great speakers talking that passionate about what we are doing everyday.
Going to fronteers was the highest point of a road that I’m running since 8 month ago.
That can sound pretty weird as it can may create performance issues and we won’t be able to use some framework cool features if we don’t implement them on our interface. but we are having a lot of issues in upgrading our current framework (prototype 1.4): we have a lot of code built on that and we are not in a technology driven company that can invest so much resources refactoring code without any marketing goals. if we did not do something to solve that we would have had even worst problems then having the inability of chaining with jquery, for example.
In this 8 month (not just working on that: as I told before marketing goals are on top of our agile boards) I studied a lot of solution to manage the architectture of all that stuff and I found out I’ve been passing through the same problems Jake Archibald had when he worked on glow with the bbc team and we arrived at the same conclusions.
Also, I looking for some stuff, beside some known and well documented best practices, that I couldn’t find anywhere on the web (for example something to create a consistent unit test platform ant driven. there were several solution, but some of them were not console driven or library agnostic or were to complicated to integrate and use in everyday workflow) and recently we discovered that there is a new o’really book that is on publishing about that manner.
Christian Johansen, the author, is using the same testing framework we are and published a library that solves our major concern on testing Ajax transaction (sinon.js)
So it seems we made the right choices afterall and I am proud of our team: we were not really ready to manage all that complexity but in spite of that did really a good job and now we are ready to go further on that.
(ego boost was when Zakas said that we were going in the right direction to solve some performance issue we are having in old IEs).
Cena fuori con un gruppo di signore di mezza età.
Niente milf o che: la morosa collabora col loro gruppo teatrale e qualche volta siamo invitati alla loro magnazza stagionale a base di crescentine (che però non sono crescentine – nel senso di tigelle – ma gnocco fritto, che qui a Bologna si chiama così. barbari).
Una di queste ha passato la serata chiamandomi Luca. Alla prima mi ha colto alla sprovvista e non ho avuto la prontezza di correggerla, la seconda volta non volevo metterla in imbarazzo…
Il sembrare un ritardato che dev’essere chiamato 5/6 volte prima di reagire non mi ha pesato tanto, mi spiace solo che uscendo una delle altre mi abbia salutato con un “Ciao, Marco” a pochi passi da lei.
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vendo per motivi di tempo e spazio dei libri.
sono tutti libri nuovi, mai nemmeno sfogliati (a parte forse uno o due di Palahniuk, ma non si notano differenze e non ricordo quali), per i prezzi non ho idea, faccio a spanne, se sapete che ci sono offerte a meno giratemi il link e vi faccio un prezzo inferiore. potete contattarmi su facebook, twitter o dalla voce di menu “Contact Me” (qui sopra).