Posts in "Open source"

One-time secured API requests

Nowadays, the HTTP APIs act as gateways for petabytes of data and some chunk of it might actually require enhanced access rules. For example, you could create a link that allows the user to download the file only once, and within such link you would find a token.
I was in a need of creating such solution for my open source project Warden – a specialized, one-time link that can be used fetch the configuration object from the API.
It turned out to be fairly straightforward to implement the most basic version of such behavior.

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Warden Spawn first glimpse

In case you’re not familiar with the Warden project that I’ve been working for the last few months, I strongly recommend you to take a look, as you may find this tool especially useful for monitoring your infrastructure and resources. So what is the Warden Spawn?
It’s a brand new repository within the Warden Stack that will let you configure the instance of the Warden monitoring application using the human readable configuration files – and that’s just the beginning!

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Warden stack

Within the last few weeks, a lot of things have happened in terms of the Warden project.
It has gained already quite some popularity and became a whole stack of different applications and technologies with a single, ultimate goal which is providing the unified interface and set of tools to help you monitor and automatically resolve the issues with the maintenance of your system, infrastructure and resources.

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Open source is a life changer

If you take a look at the title of this post and instantly think it’s a trap or bait – let me prove you wrong. This is not going to be one of these catchy titles, so “what kind of bs am I going to read here” has little use in this place. Actually, this is 100% true that contributing to the open source community might greatly affect your life – and it goes far beyond daily activities related to the coding. Therefore, let me tell you a short story about a guy, typical .NET developer, who not so long ago also thought that being an open source developer literally means wasting your time.

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Daj Się Poznać 2016 summary

The last day of the Daj Się Poznać competition in which I’ve gladly participated has finally come. It was full 3 months of intense work, blogging and literally trying in different ways to become a little more recognizable in the IT community.

Was it worth it? Was it difficult? Would I do the same thing again?
I can give you a short answer of 3xYES
, however, I’d like to invite you to read the whole summary as you may find some helpful content here that could provide answers for some of your doubts or questions.

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