My Apprenticeship


My days as an apprentice are slowly coming to an end. As the final day arrives, I have an irresistible desire to share. I would like to share how I...

in Culture 12 minutes read

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Backlog Priority Automation using Github Apps


Working in small iterations, being data-driven, user-input driven or simply lean is our ideal style of working. And it is awesome when this works. But there are also other situations...

in Product 10 minutes read

Workflow automation


As engineers, we like to script and automate whatever’s possible. It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about creating three-character-long aliases for a ten-character-long command, adding labels to newly created issues,...

in Culture 10 minutes read

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Go: The Beginning


We’ve been already using Go at HolidayCheck for quite some time. There are some services written with Go and also the primary user of it is our infrastructure team. Apart...

in How we learn 10 minutes read

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Agility Potion +1:
Working with obstacles


Exasperation or disappointment are typical feelings. It does not surprise me anymore how people usually react to unexpected roadblocks. You really wanted to make it happen but now you can’t...

in Coding 3 minutes read

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Testing code that isn't there yet


It’s relatively easy to test a piece of code that is already there. Stub dependencies, check calls, returned values. Voilà, there you have it. But what about a code that...

in Testing 15 minutes read

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Non-technical summary of JBHC workshop


We were glad to attend J.B. Rainsberger recently, where he presented several working methods from so called micro techniques to more general approaches to improve and enhance everybody’s daily...

in Event 5 minutes read

NixCon 2017 In Munich


At HolidayCheck we started using Nix and NixOS roughly 1.5 years ago. After humble beginnings with nothing but a default.nix to provide the correct nodejs version via...

in Event 666 minutes read

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#jbhc17 from my perspective


When I first heard about JB coming to HolidayCheck to work with us I was excited. I hadn’t heard much about him then, so I began googling him. I...

in Event 4 minutes read

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Haskell Learning Group - first meeting


In HolidayCheck we believe in the value of learning new things. So the last week we held a first meeting of our Haskell Learning Group. The point of this group...

in How we learn 15 minutes read

62 Engineers, 1 All-inclusive hotel


Early in May this year, all HolidayCheck IT engineers, Scrum masters and line managers from all our locations in Poland, Germany and Switzerland had their regular all-developers meetup.

in Event 6 minutes read

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On personal development


I hate beginnings. The feeling of excitement with starting something new is so great that I miss it terribly when it ends. Depending on the attitude it can last long...

in Motivation 9 minutes read

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Keeping C.A.L.M.S. at HolidayCheck


In the last article called “Adapting DevOps culture with C.A.L.M.S.” I’ve described the C.A.L.M.S. model and showed its importance and usefulness for proper adaptation of DevOps culture.

in Culture 9 minutes read

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