Hi everyone.

It’s a really nice time to publish the new post about the new area that I am trying to learn and build something exciting. Let’s say #gamedev was always the goal when I started to learn software development but for some reasons, I was always busy with other stuff.

OK, no more talks about the past.

Kubernetes is really exciting technology that I discovered when I was a solo developer for my projects on backend and frontend.

My current stack is

  • DigitalOcean is hosting platform with reasonable pricing that’s always helping for my indie projects. I want to…


The last weeks I worked with my friends in free time on making our game from the beginning, we don’t have experience in this area. Lets I want to describe how it begins.

Me and my friend we were staying in the nice bar, drink the cool wines. We were talking about life after 30 :) and how awesome was the time when we played in the console games. We don’t have enough time to play these days. I am backend developer, he was working as a developer for accountant software (but started to learn javascript and found the first…


The last 8 years I am working on contracts on remote and for the clients that are charging by hours, it would require to send invoices hourly every 2 weeks. I was trying to use the different applications for invoicing but then moved away and used google docs to build it.

Then I found Wunderlist, nice todo list application. I created Shopping and TODO lists and started to use daily. as result it became like a habit for me to write there. I decided that it would be awesome to track my hours there as well.

Example format for task hours:

After month I decided to download this list and calculate hours that spent for the month. As result I did the script for downloading the hours report into csv file


As part of my unfinished project [observerio](github.com/observerio/observer-server) I were working on my first ember dashboard and when I finished to work on prototype, decided to deploy it as pod in kubernetes cluster in digitalocean. Why kubernetes probably it’s saving a lot of time if you are solo developer and don’t have enough money to support the non profitable idea.

On the first deploy I found that it was pretty easy to build released version of ember app but on open the dashboard in browser I found that my routing is not working properly. …


Example how to build php-rdkafka inside of docker container using official alpine php images. php-fpm and nginx used to run web app that’s using librdkafka.


The last days I spent a lot of time to make the right configuration for kafka + zookeeper inside of docker container to emulate the production environment that we are going to use in the new our real time platform.

confluent/* images are awesome, thank you guys.


Today I was working on the writing api that should store objects inside of Amazon S3. I’ve started to think about how to test it without dependency injection and I can focus on development easily leave it as it is. I will place few examples how to do it by using docker-compose.yml and minio

docker-compose up — build -d to build and run minio server and then you can run docker exec -it `docker-compose ps -q $NAME` /bin/bash -c “go test <package>“ to test your package.


Lets assume you are Go developer and you want to bring some awesomeness in Java world you can definitely do it :) In Apache Hive it’s possible to write custom functions to run it as part of the query. It’s a basic java project and it could be done by maven build tool. Below I placed example of go project and how to wrap go lib inside of jar file(using github.com/sridharv/gojava) and use FFI to make it callable from java application.

make build && make release should make .jar


In my current work we are often using Apache Hive for making the reports for one of the analytics platform. It’s becoming harder and harder to test your queries outside of the clusters and it’s pretty expensive to setup staging environment using Amazon EMR as an example with predefined staging data there. I’ve started to think about to use advantages of containers.

Lets start from the beginning. The goal:

  1. Use the specific version of Apache Hive to have the same environment like cluster does.
  2. Use the test framework on local machine for easily define fixtures and describe the test cases.

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