Siddhant Goel

Entrepreneur | Fullstack Software Developer | Geek.

Lessons learned working from home - Jun 06, 2018

It's been close to 2 years now that I've been working from home. Home-office is something that's viewed differently in tech circles. Some people love it, some don't. Here's my take on it.

Raise better Exceptions - Apr 16, 2018

Good and helpful error messages can be notoriously difficult to write. Except, of course, when you're SQLAlchemy.

Beancount DKB - Apr 11, 2018

Beancount is an excellent piece of software for keeping track of finances using the double entry bookkeeping system. This post talks about making it play along with the CSV exports from DKB (one of the rather popular banks in Germany).

Always be Questioning - Jan 26, 2018

One of the most important lessons I've learned from working as a software developer is to always be questioning the core assumptions, and to not be afraid of saying no. More often than not, the two go hand in hand.

Encrypting Sensitive Data in SaltStack - Jan 05, 2018

SaltStack supports distributing sensitive data to minions using Pillars. While the "distribution" is secure, the pillar entries themselves are all in plain text files, unless you use GPG to encrypt them.