The Culture of Code



External Site Monitoring

How did you know that your site is down? From your customers? Then it’s time to start using some external monitoring tool.

UI-First Development

One of the challenge for start-up or any new project is to reduce amount of work yet to deliver full-featured product. Agile methodologies address this challenge on project management level. Let’s discuss one more approach to address it on architecture level: UI-first development.


DevMode Javascript Exception Handler

StackOverflow-driven JS development: try { something } catch (e) {'[js]+"' + e.message + '"'); }


Secure Java Coding Best Practices

Making your web application flawless against security attacks is a challenge for every java developer. In this article I will briefly describe common practical development techniques that can help you to achieve it.

Java Application Development Tutorial

I’ve been meaning to write a small tutorial for building web applications. Now it’s time! Let’s define the steps and choose some solutions for developing back-end java web application.

I will give my design recommendations and list a technologies I would use. You may have your own opinion and you may share it in comment. Over time, this post may change since my favourites are also changing over time.

Self-Hosted Web Analytics Solution for AngularJS

There are situations when you need to analyze user’s experience but can’t use a third-party web analytics solutions like Google Analytics or Yandex Metrika. For example, if your production environment is PCI DSS compliant. In this case you have to deploy self-hosted analytics engine and inside your environment and configure user actions tracking in your application. One of the possible solutions is the piwik as analytics engine + Angulartics or angular-piwik for tracking events inside AngularJS application.

One More Grid for AngularJS

After playing with ui.grid I found one more library to impmenent grids in AngularJS - angularGrid. It’s quite easy to integrate and faster than ui.grid. You may find other reasons of using this grid on the author’s post.

Web Security Resources

Here are some useful links to security resources: OWASP to 10 v.2013– A list of the 10 Most Critical Web Application Security Risks. OWASP: list of website security attacks OWASP: list of website vulnerabilities OWASP Development Guide – The OWASP Developer Guide 2014 is a dramatic re-write of one of OWASP’s first and most downloaded projects. The focus moves from countermeasures and weaknesses to secure software engineering. The Developer Guide 2014 is a “first principles” book - it’s not specific to any one language or framework, as they all borrow ideas and syntax from each other.