Software Engineer at Shopify 🛍. I like building tools for developers and doing open source.
Mostly doing Ruby & Swift, and sometimes Javascript

The urge to be the first

2019-06-20
unhealthy-tech
stress
technology
wwdc

Just an observation of a trend that I've seen in our industry: developers rushing to be the gain the label of expert in a given technology.

Speaking at AltConf

2019-06-08
altconf
swift
wwdc
conferences
speaking

A brief post talking about my experience speaking at AltConf 2019 in San Jose.

Abstracting Info.plist files

2019-05-08
xcode
swift
ios
info.plist

On this blog post I talk about an idea that I'm pondering for Tuist. In the aim of abstracting implementation details from Xcode projects, I think there's an opportunity for Tuist to abstract `Info.plist` files which are barely modified by developers after they get created.

It's ok

2019-04-28
balance
life
work

Because it's just ok not wasting all our precious time into the unceasing professional growth.

T-shaped engineers

2019-04-13
shopify
engineering
teams
leadership

Specialized engineers usually refrain from working on tasks outside their comfort zone of familiar programming languages and tools. While I believe this might be a good setup for projects that are just starting, I think building teams with t-shaped engineers is crucial for the long-term success of the project.

Xcode updates are fun

2019-04-12
xcode
swift
ios
macos

On this blog post I talk about Xcode updates and how painful they can sometimes be.

Reliably installing Xcode

2019-04-06
xcode
swift
ios
macos

I started developing a tool, install-xcode that aims to help developers to install and upgrade versions of Xcode easily. In this blog post I talk about the motivation behinds building it and some design principles that I'm embrazcing.

Where does the stress come from?

2019-04-05
stress
mental health
health

Are you one of those software engineers that read many blog posts and watch talks? Do take your personal branding on the internet very seriously? What comes to your mind when I say "side projects"? This blog post is a reflection on what I think have been the three major sources of stress in my life.

What's the value?

2019-04-04
reflection
focus
goals

I've been recently asking myself for the value of the things that I do. I used to learn and work on things that did not bring any value to my life and therefor were a waste of my time.