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Robert Firek

Robert Firek is a software developer who has tasted many different flavours of programming. His broad range of experiences has helped to deliver quality software in many companies and organisations. He strives to create software according to the rule "Simplicity is the final achievement". As a Waterfall apostate, he encourages people to embrace Agile techniques.

Robert is a member of the London Java Community and Wrocław Java User Group.


Publications

Three pillars of Continuous Delivery

Some time ago I was invited to take part in a online panel about continuous delivery. Continuous Discussions is a series of one-hour long panel discussions between people from different backgrounds about various aspects of continuous delivery. The topic of my panel was Deployment Automation...


Shape your infrastructure with Terraform

Shape your infrastructure with Terraform The simplicity of the solutions delivered by cloud providers should remove the burden from the shoulders of busy Dev and Ops people and give possibility to focus on real customer's needs. Unfortunately the truth is not so simple. When you...


Mutual Problems

The HTTPS protocol is the well-established standard for securing our connections. Understanding how this protocol works is not a problem and the corresponding RFC document is available since 2000. Despite HTTPS is used so widely, you can still find a software which doesn't handle this...


Docker meets Continuous Deployment

About one year ago I had my first contact with Docker. This new kid on the block promised to relieve our poor computers from installation of all tools, languages, dependencies and operating systems. Isolated run environments emerged on developers' computers. While my ops teammates chose...


Shape your infrastructure with Terraform

The popularity of cloud infrastructure services has hugely increased over the last few years. Companies value the flexibility and reliability provided by such services. The simplicity of the solutions delivered by cloud providers should remove the burden from the shoulders of busy Dev and Ops...


JavaScript - A Tough Love

In the 90’s we were witnesses of browser wars. Wars which created one of the most hated languages: Javascript. Web designers touch by Javascript at the beginning of 21st century constantly refused to fix bugs titled as “It doesn’t work in Internet Explorer” or “Netscape...