Masha Reko - Apprenticeship Blog

What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing. (Aristotle)

  • Day 115-117: Wrapping Up

    That day has come: my last day as an apprentice. You know, for some reason, it feels really strange typing that. I was reading through my blog the other day, and it feels like yesterday that I wrote my first post, or my first Hello, world!

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  • Day 94-114: Masterpiece Reflections

    Finally, I’m back to blogging after exactly one month of hiatus. I know I promised not to stop writing while working on the Masterpiece. I thought short posts to keep you updated on the progress and document my learnings were totally doable, but alas, I failed to make that happen.

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  • Day 87-93: Gazing into SkillSpace

    If I had to choose one word to describe the previous week, I’d say: eventful. So much stuff happened in our SkillSpace, as is the case in every software project as it starts getting bigger and bigger.

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  • Day 81-86: Floating Through SkillSpace

    It’s been a while since I posted, but I guess that’s because I went too deep in my “developer mode” that I totally forgot about everything else, as usual. Today I realized I should take a step back and relax a bit - after all, we are on track with our goals for the week, the app is deployed and everything is going according to plan.

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  • Day 80: Gathering The Requirements

    A short update on how things are progressing… In short: very well! Today we talked to IT Ops about the issue of authentication. They agreed to help us with it, so we won’t have to write the entire authentication from scratch.

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  • Day 78 and 79: Visioning The Masterpiece

    Yesterday Anastasia and me went to talk to Karin from HR about the Masterpiece idea I explained in one of my previous posts. To be honest I was slightly worried if she would like the concept, but it turned out that my fears were completely uncalled for.

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  • Day 75-77: What It Means To BE Agile

    I might have mentioned in one of my previous posts that one of my biggest goals for this apprenticeship was to learn how Agile works in practice. During the years spent at the University, I’ve learned a lot about Agile.

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  • Day 73 and 74: Masterpiece Thoughts

    Only two days left until the start of the Masterpiece Phase, and to be honest I feel the level of stress rising with each passing day. I don’t know what exactly is making me feel this way.

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  • Day 72: Exploring Type Classes

    As I announced yesterday, today’s post will also be a bit more tech-centric. I felt like I needed to summarize what I learned in a concise way, so that I can check how much from it I actually understood; after all, if you can’t explain it, then you don’t know it - am I right?

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  • Day 70 and 71: Uncovering Akka

    My Scala week is in its full swing, and therefore I thought it was time for a couple of more technical posts (today and tomorrow) to summarize my learnings. Topic of the day: Akka, as I found it is an incredibly useful and very often used toolkit, that I will definitely be encountering a lot more in the future.

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