Author Archives: Sampo J.
Sometimes you just gotta swear, but don’t have the words for it. This is where grawlixes, or symbol swearing, comes in. Continue reading
How hard is it to guess a generated MongoDB ObjectId? Continue reading
Wellmo recently received its ISO 27001 certificate, the primary standard for an information security management system (ISMS). I was closely involved in defining the processes and policies to obtain the certificate, and will share some of my experiences in this … Continue reading
Pluralization is a key topic in localization, but its complexity is very often overlooked. Every localization library supports singular and plural forms, but many languages have more than two plural forms — some even have six different forms! We encountered this when … Continue reading
In a lot of development (especially outside the US), localization is a must. You can have people 100 km away that don’t speak the same language. Unfortunately localization is often a significant hindrance in agile development and continuous deployment. In this … Continue reading
A couple of years ago I did some benchmarking on the AWS t1.micro instances. The t1.micro was AWS’s first performance burstable instance type, which are appropriate for non-continuous CPU usage. The CPU allocation of the t1.micro is not specified anywhere. In practice the throttling … Continue reading
Hard-coding is generally considered an anti-pattern and abhorred by experienced developers. Input and configuration data should be externalized from the code, or at the very least parametrized to a language constant. While working at Wellmo, I’ve come to reconsider this … Continue reading