• Scalable (and generic) Mixpanel Tracking for React-Redux applications

    If you’ve been following me online, even just for a couple of weeks you’d know that I’m rewriting a major and critical application using React-Redux. At Gogobot, we A/B test quite a bit and we track behavior in order to make sure what we deliver to our users is top...


  • Connected Higher Order components with React and Redux

    Recently I’ve started using React and Redux to rebuild one of the major components on the Gogobot website. In order to understand the problem better, here are some screenshots of one of the components on that page. Without really understanding the ins and outs of the component, you can see...


  • Using webpack to proxy to your local web server to avoid Cross Site errors

    You know the pain of this error message I assume… No 'Access-Control-Allow-Origin' header is present on the requested resource. Origin 'http://localhost:8080' is therefore not allowed access. If an opaque response serves your needs, set the request's mode to 'no-cors' to fetch the resource with CORS disabled This is caused by...


  • Writing an AWS lambda function with Golang

    About 10 days ago there was a discussion on HN about Golang. I made a comment about how I love Go and what I do with it and people followed up with some questions. Once of the things that sparked the most curiosity was that I said I write AWS...


  • My approach to Devops

    Many of you already know that I do 100% of Gogobot’s Devops. Being in charge of a consumer facing multi-platform product is definitely challenging and it has it’s ups and downs but I wanted to focus more about my approach to Devops and how I approach my daily tasks. Engineers...


  • Running ELK stack on docker - full solution

    If you’ve read my Measure, Monitor, Observe and supervise post, you know I am quite the freak of monitoring and logging everything in the system. For logging purposes, the ELK stack is by far the best solution out there, and I have tried a lot of them, from SAAS to...


  • Hack multiple conditions in Nginx configuration

    We @ Gogobot use Nginx for basically every user facing web service. Whether it’s our main web-app or a microservice. Even for Docker, we use nginx and not the default Docker proxy that you get with -p 80:80. I had a request to add support for trailing slash redirects for...


  • Version 1.0.2 of circle-env released

    I just released version 1.0.2 of circle-env command line tool. What is circle-env circle-env is a small but useful command line tool that imports your .env file to CircleCi, but also work on CircleCI replacing templates with real files. It’s especially useful when you work with Docker images and you...


  • Workflow fragmentation

    Workflow fragmentation is a huge problem for modern engineers in my opinion. People like to think that being in an office and communicating solves this problem but this cannot be farther from the truth. The problem is, we are using too many tools to communicate and to schedule work tasks....


  • Nginx rule to redirect wordpress blogs - dropping the date

    Recently, we changed the Gogobot blog to drop the dates from the posts. Since we have links coming in to the “old” structure, we of course wanted to redirect from the old structure to the new structure. The “old” structure is the common structure for wordpress /blog/2016/01/31/some-post-title and we changed...