Announcing Intelligent Cache, our caching library

Nov 25, 2020 • Marco Cecconi

It is with great pleasure that we are announcing today our newest open source project intelligent cache. We are very enthusiastic about this project because we think we constructed a very usable interface and ecosystem which you can rely on and extend extremely easily. Let me talk to you about it. …

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Guest Blog: The mythical 10x programmer by Antirez

Nov 19, 2020 • Marco Cecconi

Preface from Sklivvz: I met Salvatore (Antirez) when I was working at Stack Overflow and he was the maintainer of Redis, one of the major parts of our infrastructure. Besides our common Italian heritage, what struck me was that we shared very many ideas about programming. This became absolutely evid…

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Team EMEA

Oct 27, 2020 • Marco Cecconi

Last month I described how Intelligent Hack grew from a personal project to a real company when we hired our first two "valued associates" Oded and Mariusz. A few weeks ago I introduced you to our first engineering team, team America. Today I want to introduce our second engineering team: Team EMEA…

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Guest Blog: Technology and Storytelling by Orf Quarenghi

Oct 23, 2020 • Marco Cecconi

Preface from Sklivvz: I've known Orf for many years and, he is one of the most creative and innovative developers that I know. He mixes video game-style coding and hardware building to create unique interactive exhibition pieces. A lot of his interactive stories are presented in museums or other hig…

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Consider using simple models, instead

Oct 14, 2020 • Marco Cecconi

I want to share with you the pattern which I use very often to build classes in my web applications. It is different and relatively more straightforward in comparison to most enterprise patterns. I don't claim it's suitable for anyone but me -- I write web applications. It works exceptionally well f…

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Team America

Oct 08, 2020 • Marco Cecconi

Last month I described how Intelligent Hack grew from a personal project to a real company when we hired our first two "valued associates" Oded and Mariusz. That happened in January, but of course, we could not stand still, and by July, we had to hire two entire teams to cover the work we needed to …

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Guest Blog: Web Designers & Coding by Jin Yang

Sep 30, 2020 • Marco Cecconi

Preface from Sklivvz: I've known Jin for almost ten years and I've always admired him for being very effective in bridging the gap between pure design and practical implementations. He gets it. As a consequence, I've found myself sharing his blog over and over through the years. When I decided to ha…

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Company-wide Retrospectives

Sep 23, 2020 • Marco Cecconi

Good Agile teams routinely run retrospectives to identify problems and improve their process and team outcomes. It might have been an innovative idea 15 years ago. Nowadays, it is an everyday practice for teams to do so as it's an obvious and uncontroversial way of identifying and fixing issues in t…

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Welcome valued associates Oded and Mariusz!

Sep 16, 2020 • Marco Cecconi

In December, I shut down my previous startup Badgie because, in large part, my consultancy business was booming. I had no time to dedicate to a product, and it made no sense to continue, so I pulled the plug. I have not been idle since then: Intelligent Hack has become a thriving company, and we ar…

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The Italian COVID app is a terrible idea

Apr 25, 2020 • Marco Cecconi

The "immuni" app (or is it a bracelet?), and other apps like it being proposed in Italy right now, are a terrible idea. The basic sell is that they act as a "proximity alert," so you can practice social distancing only towards infectious people and not indiscriminately. They are also being sold as a…

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Hi, I'm Marco Cecconi. I am the founder of Intelligent Hack, developer, hacker, blogger, conference lecturer. Bio: ex Stack Overflow core team, ex Toptal EM.

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Newest Posts

Announcing Intelligent Cache, our caching library

Our newest open source initiative, intelligent cache, is available for use

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Guest Blog: The mythical 10x programmer by Antirez

In this post, Salvatore Sanfilippo puts together a list of qualities that I believe make the most difference in programmers’ productivity.

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Team EMEA

Today I want to introduce our second engineering team: Team EMEA

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Guest Blog: Technology and Storytelling by Orf Quarenghi

LEGO star-ships aren't made to collect dust on a shelf, but to explore strange new worlds

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Consider using simple models, instead

Let's see if we can do better than the full-fat, ORM-based, dependency-injected pattern that enterprise software uses as a default

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Gleanings

You Are Not Google
Ozan Onay • Jun 07, 2017

Software engineers go crazy for the most ridiculous things. We like to think that we’re hyper-rational, but when we have to choose a technology, we end up in a kind of frenzy 

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