Making websites in 2020

Kate Marshalkina

Hi, I’m Kate 💡

I love solving problems regardless of type of work: from basic client support to advanced devops tasks. I do it better when I understand how things work but sometimes it just feels like magic.

[email protected] ~ @kalabro ~ GitHub ~ Drupal

Let Cloudflare CDN speed up your classic website like it's static

August 08, 2020

Improve your website performance by caching dynamic pages in Cloudflare (or any other) CDN. No need to rewrite everything in Gatsby :)

How to investigate technical solutions

May 23, 2020

We, developers, tend to value practice over theory because this is how we learn most of the things. Often though, we don't know how to start, which library or service to pick, etc. Quick investigation process described in this article helps me in such situations.

The Tech Lead rule: Management first, coding second

April 05, 2020

It took me two years to realise that “How to find time to code?” is the wrong question for a Tech Lead. In this blog post I'm explaining why.

Why 1:1 meetings are so valuable for Tech Leads

April 01, 2020

1:1 is a simple and powerful management tool that is often underestimated by novice Tech Leads. Check out my practical recommendations to make the most of it.

Practical thinking

February 02, 2020

What I noticed in behaviours of great developers is that they find a moment to think outside the box and apply results of their thought process to reality. This is what I call practical thinking.

My tech year in review

December 26, 2019

A few tech highlights from 2019.

Automated releases in a cross-language monorepo

September 14, 2019

Sharing my recent experience in automating software releases in a monorepo.

Don't get lost in never ending learning curve

March 17, 2019

Maintaining mental health for Senior Software Engineers

Reading list: on technical leadership

August 04, 2018

I've got a couple of great resources to share with those who eventually found themselves in a team lead / tech lead shoes...

Decode Alias and Union Types in Elm

January 21, 2018

I’m so exited to open this blog with a post about Elm, a functional programming language for building web frontend. As a user, I interact with Elm almost every day...