Android Migration – Kotlin and Jetpack

A few years ago, I've published a small application on Android's Play Store: SCOSSO .SCOSSO is a simple, user-friendly but yet a powerful tool for rapid visual surveying of structures with any material and characteristics. SCOSSO is my first Android application, it was developed between 2016 & 2017 using Java and the Support Library. Over … Continue reading Android Migration – Kotlin and Jetpack

Istio-Proxy Ingress SSL Certificate Integration the old fashioned* way(no SDS)

Over the past weeks, I've been working with a colleague of mine on a project that required some significant customization of Istio on Google Kubernetes Engine. The work is fairly advanced and new in the space. He did a very good blog post on this, go check it out : https://medium.com/@jaroslav.pantsjoha/istio-proxy-ingress-ssl-certificate-integration-the-old-fashioned-way-no-sds-d4a740f48cdf

How-to : Convert OpenSSH private keys to RSA PEM

After upgrading to MacOS X Mojave, I've found myself in the curious situation that creating a private key with the usual command: ssh-keygen,  would output the private key in the format : -----BEGIN OPENSSH PRIVATE KEY----- b3BlbnNzaC1rZXktdjEAAAAABG5vbmUAAAA... -----END OPENSSH PRIVATE KEY----- Which it's the new format for those keys. Unfortunately, this format is not supported by all … Continue reading How-to : Convert OpenSSH private keys to RSA PEM

A “DevOps team” work organization (I)

We often hear about what DevOps is or what are the tools to achieve DevOps in your organization (whatever it means), we know of Terraform and Cloudformation but we rarely see a definition of the principles behind the work organization of our teams. At Curve, I was exactly hired to create and structure the SRE/DevOps team of the company. … Continue reading A “DevOps team” work organization (I)

Postgres’s invisible data or the curious case of the intangible length

A few days ago at Curve, our developers had some problems dealing with data coming from our database and they asked for help. Apparently, a query that was working in dev (TM), did not work as expected in production. Performing a sum on a certain set of rows was succeeding, whether a simple select was mysteriously … Continue reading Postgres’s invisible data or the curious case of the intangible length

Site Reliability Engineer – In Search of a Unicorn

At Curve, we’re rolling on the “Great Fintech Adventure”™  of revolutionizing the way in which you spend and manage your money. At its very core, the company is a blend of Finance and Engineering.  Two disciplines that get together to deliver at your doorstep the Curve card that you know and love. Engineering is working … Continue reading Site Reliability Engineer – In Search of a Unicorn