How we spent $980,000 on a failed SaaS project

Published on 2022/05/23

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Last updated on 2022/05/24

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by Dejan Murko

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Three months after we closed the sale of WooCart, our project that was gonna “make it big”, I am ready to review the full financial consequences of our failure: $700k loss.

Standing on the shoulders of giants

Published on 2022/02/25

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by Gasper Vozel

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Whether we know it or not, we build things based on the work done before us. This is true in every aspect of life, and programming is no different. Every few weeks, we (at Niteo) have a developer session where we (developers at Niteo) talk about new things we learned, cool libraries/tools we discovered, etc.Last […]

Nix build on a diet

Published on 2022/02/13

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Last updated on 2022/05/09

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by Nejc Zupan

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At Niteo, we are using nix-shell to build isolated development and production environments. We deploy production as a Docker image on Heroku. Recently, I’ve noticed that Pareto Security dashboard app deployments have been very slow. Almost 10 minutes, even more on a busy afternoon. Most of the time was spent in copying files around, as […]

Niteo IRL#FML

Published on 2022/01/31

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Last updated on 2022/05/09

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by Dejan Murko

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We were really, really hoping we’d be able to meet up in January for a proper all-company IRL meetup after two years. Unfortunately, it was (again) not meant to be. Omicron surged in late 2021, and we had to cancel the meetup. That’s where the name of this virtual one comes. So it was back […]

Sprints are back!

Published on 2021/12/17

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by Nejc Zupan

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Back in early 2010’s, “sprints” were how I lived. Week-long events, in random places around the World, hacking on open source. From offices in European cities, to lake sides, castles and saunas. It’s where I met some of my best friends, where I got business for Niteo’s agency side. It’s where I learned more than […]

Founder Summit in Mexico City

Published on 2021/11/08

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Last updated on 2021/12/17

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by Nejc Zupan

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I knew I missed conferences. But I did not fully understand how much. Being an introvert (that can act as an extrovert when needed) I rather enjoyed the lack of social interactions in the last year and a half. But I was getting more and more groggy as months went by. Nothing major, but I […]

Attending MicroConf Europe ’21 in Dubrovnik

Published on 2021/10/25

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Last updated on 2021/12/17

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by Dejan Murko

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MicroConf Europe in 2019 was the second to last conference I attended before COVID-19 struck. This year MicroConf returned to Dubrovnik. And it’s an absolutely amazing location, plus the weather was great all three days. The conference was not large in 2019 but it was even smaller now – and that’s a good thing. I […]

Deploying +100 servers with GitHub Actions

Published on 2021/09/24

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by Gasper Vozel

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Last year we decided to replace our Ubuntu servers with NixOS. We were still on Ubuntu 14.04, so we also had to upgrade all the services and tools, including PHP, MySQL, HAProxy, etc. As you can imagine, this was a lot of work, and you might be asking yourself, “why didn’t you just upgrade Ubuntu?” […]

Concurrency in Go

Published on 2021/09/20

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by Gasper Vozel

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Concurrency in Go is an extensive topic, and we won’t cover all the things in this post. There are tons of articles and several books that cover concurrency in depth. The goal of this post is to cover topics between basic and advance. We’ll cover the usage of sync.WaitGroup and channels. Those two things combined […]

Why we’re building a house in the middle of the ocean

Published on 2021/08/07

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Last updated on 2021/11/08

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by Nejc Zupan

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Let’s get the clickbaiting out of the way first: we’re not technically building a house, we’re renovating an existing villa. To make it more suitable for remote teams. The rest is true, though. It’s on a unique subtropical island in the Atlantic Ocean! OK, but why on Earth would a software company build a vacation […]