My name is Raivo and I am a software consultant, a business owner, and an Open Source contributor. I have 15 years of experience in software development and I hold a Masters degree in Computer Science.
I enjoy to create web applications. My latest projects include a web-based truck load optimizer, an online CAD application and an electronic voting system. I maintain the Blog-Core blogging framework and a number of Open Source libraries.
I am available for hire as a consultant. The terms for hiring me can be found here. I can work remotely or on-site. Travelling is not an issue.
My usual developement stack is made of:
- Express web application framework.
- React frontend framework.
- Bootstrap frontend user-interface framework.
- MySQL database.
I also love to play around with SWI-Prolog and often try out new libraries and frameworks. I keep in touch with the community by reading a large number of technical blogs and visiting local developer meetups.
I keep my Open Source code on GitHub. You can reach out to me
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I like to hang around on the Freenode IRC network. I visit the channels
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In 2017 I wrote less than on the previous years. I did not run out of topics, I have collected a huge list of them but under a time pressure I decided to do other things than writing.
I have migrated my mail setup to FastMail. It removed the need to run my own mailservers with all the required infrastructure including webmail. I finished the migration a week before Christmas and...
This is an update on things related to this blog and my work.
Since the last update I have been returning to a more stable schedule of writing. I now usually write 1 or 2 articles per w...
It does matter what you call yourself. It sends out a signal of what you do and how you can be useful. By the offers I have been getting recently I have come to a conclusion that my current title (...
A day ago (Tuesday, 6th September) Estonian Information System Authority was informed about a security vulnerability in the electronic chip of Estonian ID cards.
Use of electronic signatures is v...
Sometimes Chrome hangs for a couple of seconds with the "Resolving Host" message on the status bar. The problem is very annoying as it delays page loading for multiple seconds. It happens randomly,...
Chrome 59 on Linux renders fonts differently than the rest of the system. This happens when you use subpixel hinting on your system. Chrome 59+ seems to ignore your settings. It can be fixed by twe...
I'm often approached by potential clients wanting to build something. Usually they have a vague vision of the final result but not a concrete execution plan to reach it. My job is to reach the succ...
In 2017 the typical setup of my project stack has been:
Node.js 8+ with the available ES6+ features.
Express 4 with either EJS or JSX-based templates.
MySQL database accessed through the...
My company, Infdot OÜ, has been given an award "Kaugtöö Tegija 2017" for practising remote work. 50 companies in Estonia received the award. I have been freelancing for almost 15 years and particip...
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