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Time To Make Up Dreams

Russian pop music can be weird. Russian rap music sometimes is even worse. Like in any other country, the pop music industry in Russia is a strange product of talent, business, viral marketting and shock content intended to make headlines.

What about the Russian rap? I have not been following …

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How I Went To College

Posing in Boston

Some my friends know that I went to college 3 years later than my peers. Naturally a lot of people found it unusual or even interesting. I told different parts of this story to different friends and thought that now, as I finished two years in college, it is a …

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Last week at Meteor

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Next week is going to be my last week at Meteor! I am leaving the job I love so much, the company and community I have been living every day for the past two and half years. The next years of my life will be an exciting journey through American …

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Handlebars without data context


In this post I am proposing a better way to write your Meteor templates. The goal is to have more explicit variables and a scope similar to what you can see in a regular JavaScript code. We are going to talk about data contexts, dynamic variables and lexical scope in …

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6.033 - An Introduction to Everything

a pixelated screenshot of the page I stared at the

6.033 is an MIT class that teaches basics of “Systems Engineering” and is available online on MIT OCW for everyone. Recently I have finished watching the lectures and doing the assignments and I can certainly say that I learnt a big bunch from it.

"The Class"

At Meteor, a …

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Meteor + Redis = <3

In the period of time from June till mid-July 2014 we worked with Justin Santa Barbara on the experimental Redis support for Meteor.

There is no doubt that Redis has become quite popular for a wide range of tasks. Thanks to a big number of different data-structures and operators, everyone …

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Weekend project: Heavybit talk player

Heavybit Library

For some time I have been on a look out for a good example of a web app. Not a collection of animations and useless pop-ups but something that makes the user experience actually better.

One of such examples that came across my eye was the talk player on the …

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XP: RPG vs Real Life

Level Up!

If you played RPGs, you probably have heard of the term "XP", which means "experience". Experience is a big part of RPGs: your character accomplishes tasks, fights monsters, gets more experience and progresses gaining new skills and abilities. Acquired knowledge makes your character stronger and now they can be more …

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Spacebars in your Vim

Spacebars is a templating language inspired by Handlebars (Mustache) and is a default language used by Blaze, Meteor's live DOM-updating engine.

I am a heavy Vim user and it frustrates me when something doesn't work well in my favorite text editor. For this time, my templates were not displayed …

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Meteor meets your text editor

More than a month ago I started working on JavaScript IntelliSense for Meteor. Several days ago I presented it in my lightning talk on Meteor Devshop 11. After getting lots of positive responses on Twitter and the meteor-talk mailing list I continue on improving it. My work brings more intelligent …

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