Thoughts and rants on software development, leadership and working remotely.
by Oskar Zabik


Better Slack discussions with focused, short-living channels

Lately, I’ve seen a lot more conversation happening privately, rather on public Slack channels (as a rule of thumb, we are supposed to use the latter at Pitch). We also get a lot more requests/questions from others on our team’s channel, plus we’ve added a few bots and reminders which adds to the noise. This article explains a simple solution we implemented to solve our problems using Slack.


Tips on working remotely

When the company I work for went fully remote due to the COVID-19, a lot of people were forced to drastically change their daily lifes and the way they work. For me, this was the norm since the begining of my career as a developer, so I felt obligated to share a few tips with everyone. This is a copy of a presentation I shared with Pitch.


Dear diary...

I am a man of routines. I wake up at pretty much the same time every day, I start with PR reviews while drinking coffee, I check my email, I attend our daily standup on Zoom, I go to the gym and then I have my uninterrupted coding hours. One of my daily practices I’d like to talk in this post is maintaining a journal or a diary…


Authentication with Amplify in an Electron app

Learn how to implement federated identity authentication inside an Electron app in ClojureScript


Clj-pdf for Dummies

In this tutorial you’ll create a book cover for a (non-existent) “clj-pdf for Dummies” book using Clojure and clj-pdf library


Building a Clojure web app backed by Postgres

In this article, we’ll create a web app based on Compojure template talking to a Postgres database.