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Technology and Internet

Firefox’s DoH, the good, the bad and the ugly

First of all, DoH stands for “DNS over HTTPS”. So last week Mozilla announced that future versions of Firefox will use DoH by default, a decision that at first sight might seem innocuous or even good but thanks to some implementation details it ended up being very controversial. The reaction that followed the announcement on […]

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Software Development

Rust examples and exercises

Learning to program in Rust is as easy like other languages out there, because it ends up having different constrains and new concepts that you will have to go through, in the beginning everybody fights the compiler at least a little bit. I started this journey a while ago, however I’ve been progressing slowly just […]

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Python

8 useful dev dependencies for django projects

In this post I’m gonna list some very useful tools I often use when developing a Django project. These packages help me improve the development speed, write better code and also find/debug problems faster. So lets start: Black This one is to avoid useless discussions about preferences and taste related to code formatting. Now I […]

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Technology and Internet

Pixels Camp v3

Like I did in previous years/versions, this year I participated again on Pixels.camp, a kind of conference plus hackathon. For those who aren’t aware, it is one of the biggest (if not the biggest) technology event in Portugal (from a technical perspective not counting with the Web Summit). So, as I did in previous editions, […]

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Technology and Internet

Easy backups with Borg

One of the oldest and most frequent advises to people working with computers is “create backups of your stuff”. People know about it, they are sick of hearing it, they even advice other people about it, but a large percentage of them don’t do it. There are many tools out there to help you fulfill […]

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Python

Channels and Webhooks

Django is an awesome web framework for python and does a really good job, either for building websites or web APIs using Rest Framework. One area where it usually fell short was dealing asynchronous functionality, it wasn’t its original purpose and wasn’t even a thing on the web at the time of its creation. The […]

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Blockchain

Experiment: ChainSentinel.co

The amount and maturity of the tools available to help developers in process of building new applications and products is often crucial to the success of any given technology, platform or ecosystem. Nowadays in this blockchain trend we are witnessing, the front runner and most mature contender is Ethereum, for sure. The quality and quantity […]

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Python

Django Friday Tips: Links that maintain the current query params

Basically when you are building a simple page that displays a list of items that contain a few filters you might want to maintain them while navigating, for example while browser through the pages of results. Nowadays many of this kind of pages are rendered client-side using libraries such as vue and react, so this […]

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Python

Looking for security issues on your python projects

In today’s post I will introduce a few open-source tools, that can help you improve the security of any of your python projects and detect possible vulnerabilities early on. These tools are quite well known in the python community and used together will provide you with great feedback about common issues and pitfalls. Safety and […]

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Blockchain

Finding blockchain challenges to learn and practice

With “Blockchain” technologies gaining a certain momentum in the last few years, we have witnessed a spread of different implementations with many variations in several aspects, even tough they are  built over the same principals. This field is not easy to get started with and after taking the time to learn one approach, lets say […]