Pere Villega's blog

If at first you don’t succeed, call it version 1.0

Raspberry Pi as NAS with Samba

This year I've bought a Raspberry Pi. I've wanted to play with it for a long time, but it was one of these things you keep delaying as I wasn't sure what to use it for. After moving to London, and given that my NAS died, I found myself in need of a replacement, one that allowed me to install Crashplan on it if possible (for cloud backup).

Twilio and Play Framework

Another year, more technology to test :) Busy as I am in Gumtree, I've been able to test some interesting stuff. You know, evaluation of technologies to see if they make sense from a business perspective. Or playing around, it depends on the point of view ;)

Gumtree blog is live

It's been a busy couple of months. I recently moved from Dublin to London to start working at Gumtree (and loving it so far!). If moving is always a hassle, moving across countries is that hassle tenfold. Fingers crossed everything will be done by Christmas...

On Learn Startup and Personal Waste

I recently finished reading The Lean Startup, a (relatively) new approach on development and innovation on software companies. An interesting and recommended reading for anyone involved in software development.

Enums to JSON in Scala

Scala gives the developer the possibility of using Enumerations. If they should be used or if Case Classes are better is a debate I'm not going to start here. They exist and they can be used.