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2022
May 17, 2022
May 17, 2022
Think I wrote this as a form of self-care after the fact, but, I found this to be a fun little off-road adventure. 😅

One of our dependency updates was causing some strange JSON-related test failures in our CI, in this post, I follow the thread on why.

https://www.antonivanopoulos.com/hunting-down-spooky-json-module-redefinition-via-oj/
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May 02, 2022
May 02, 2022
I had a lot of fun recording this, was my first time doing anything like it and I thought the conversation went some cool places.

Hope listeners found it interesting! Thanks again to Ruby Rogues for having me on.

https://rubyrogues.com/isolator-with-sidekiq-ruby-543
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Apr 10, 2022
Apr 10, 2022
After spending a bit of time squashing some flakey tests out of our CI, one of the gnarliest ones that popped up was due to our time mocks via Timecop not being cleaned up and the frozen time state leaking out into other specs.

I put together some notes around tackling that problem with Timecop's safe mode feature.

https://www.antonivanopoulos.com/til-timecop-has-a-safe-mode/
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2021
Nov 16, 2021
Nov 16, 2021
Migrating from DelayedJob to Sidekiq reminded me of some of the gotchas around when and where Sidekiq workers are queued up.

I recently heard about the gem, Isolator, that made my migration easier by pointing out some potential issues with the current queueing but helped to explain to others what the issues behind that are:

https://www.antonivanopoulos.com/til-queuing-sidekiq-workers-safely-with-the-help-of-isolator/
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Nov 09, 2021
Nov 09, 2021
I wrote a few thoughts down about some work I was a part of during my time at HotDoc, spinning up some new, smaller retros with people from customer-facing teams to get a fresh take on things: https://www.antonivanopoulos.com/refocusing-with-smaller-retros/
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Aug 01, 2021
Aug 01, 2021
Ended my journey as Senior Software Engineer at Zendesk!
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Senior Software Engineer, Zendesk
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