Author: Nejc Zupan


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

Published on 2021/08/07

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Last updated on 2021/08/24

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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 […]

Project isolation beyond requirements.txt

Published on 2020/04/16

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Last updated on 2020/04/17

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by Nejc Zupan

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I’ve been a Python dev for almost 15 years now and I’ve recently completely overhauled how I keep my development tools and dependencies in check. I’m so happy with my new setup that I couldn’t wait to share it with fellow geeks! Some background I used to use Homebrew to install tools such as pyenv […]

Niteo COVID-19 response

Published on 2020/03/12

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Last updated on 2020/03/23

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by Nejc Zupan

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This was supposed to be an internal memo sent to my fellow coworkers, but I decided to publish it here on our blog, to encourage other businesses to take similar actions. So here it goes. The situation with COVID-19 is deteriorating incredibly fast, on a global scale. WHO just declared it a pandemic. Additionally, there’s […]

Elm: A frontend story that a backend dev can love

Published on 2019/07/29

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Last updated on 2021/01/28

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by Nejc Zupan

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I’ve been doing Web development for about 15 years now. The first few years were mostly tinkering with PHP and doing basic changes via the browser using Plone.  Very early into my career I co-founded Niteo. And got the first few clients. We were n00bs, so we decided to use Plone to build client websites […]

Robust REST APIs with Pyramid

Published on 2019/06/03

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Last updated on 2019/06/04

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by Nejc Zupan

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It’s almost a year since we started working on a new project: WooCart. Up until that point, all our projects were “backend-monoliths”, i.e. the backend rendered all necessary HTML and served it to the user. Some templates had some jQuery or Vue.js sprinkled on top, but that was about as far as we were willing […]

Why we are backing Earnest Capital

Published on 2019/03/11

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Last updated on 2019/03/29

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by Nejc Zupan

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I always had a vision for Niteo to grow into a factory of sane startups. A combination of internal spin-offs, an accelerator, and a VC fund. But with the emphasis on longevity rather than growth rate and unicorns. A little over a year ago in Lisbon, I had a very long evening conversation about the […]

Staging like it’s 2019

Published on 2019/03/05

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Last updated on 2021/01/28

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by Nejc Zupan

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The What Here at Niteo we’ve been delivering continuously since about 2011. We started with home-grown fabric scrips that used cron to run svn update && bin/supervisorctl restart every 15 minutes. A lot has changed since then, namely, we’re now running our projects on Pyramid instead of Plone (Plone is great if your problem-space is […]

IRL#6: Marrakesh

Published on 2019/02/06

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Last updated on 2021/01/28

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by Nejc Zupan

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It was that time of the year again, to spend a full week of in-person time with fellow Niteans in an amazing city! This time, we chose Marrakesh, the cultural & cuisine capital of Morocco, one of my favorite travel destinations. We stayed in a private guest house in the medina, the ancient walled city-center […]

Export Plone to PDFs

Published on 2019/01/19

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by Nejc Zupan

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Since many years ago, we’ve had a private installation of Plone in Niteo that we call Intra. Short for “intranet”. It is meant to hold our company-wide, non-project-specific documents. I.e. financial reports, internal newsletters, various guides, and internal policies. But as of 2017, we moved most of these documents to our public Handbook, so the […]

Four meetups in three days

Published on 2018/12/11

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by Nejc Zupan

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This past week has been quite eventful for me! On Monday, I was still in Lanzarote, enjoying the summer-like weather and beautifully glassy swell from the West. After a sunrise surf on Tuesday, we boarded the plane and headed back to Ljubljana for the real fun to start. FIRE meetup Last year I founded a […]