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Mihai Baluta-Cujba
I am a passionate software developer who escapes daily coding sessions by letting his thoughts transform into words on paper.

Life experience sharing

This is not the ultimate guide to becoming a better developer but sharing what worked for me.

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Almost five years ago, I started my journey as a mobile applications developer at Netrom, where during the years, I had the opportunity to work with great people from which I learned a great deal not only in coding but also in life.

Although everything seems so easy at the moment, when I look back and analyze these years, I remember that it was a bumpy road with lots of struggles and lots of great moments of satisfaction and appreciation.

Being a junior developer with grand ambitions is never easy. Still, when you also don’t have a long history of…

A simple guide on how to build your own datasets by scraping the web with Python and Selenium

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In the past years, more and more developers have started to be interested in machine learning and artificial intelligence, increasing their usage in all sorts of projects.

As a developer who wants to learn more about machine learning and starts experiencing it independently, it's tough to find free and suitable datasets for some topics. Considering this, I concluded that for some cases, it is best to build your own datasets instead of paying a lot of money for one, at least in the early phases of your project.

As a use case for this article, I’ve chosen football, and I…

I’ve worked a lot with Xamarin in the past years, and in this article, I will explain why I will never use it again in my future projects.

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Starting a few years back with my first Xamarin project, I was very enthusiastic and eager to take advantage of the full capabilities o the .NET ecosystem while developing beautiful apps for both Android and iOS. Having one code base for the business logic would have speeded up my development process and give me more time to implement nice features.

The startup process was, as usual, few struggles here and there but nothing special, and in a couple of weeks, we had our first demo with few screens and a promising project.

Fast forward a couple of months, and as…

This is a collection of not-so-advanced Git commands that any developer should know.

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As a software developer, I use Git on the daily basis, and from time to time, there is a need for more advanced commands to get things done.

I will present to you 5 commands that are good to have in a time of need.

1. Make changes to an unpushed commit

There are times when you need to make some changes to a commit that you luckily didn’t push, and for that, you need to use the amend command.

git commit --amend

With the amend command, you can add files to the latest commit using the above command and change the message or both with…

A beautiful story of the coffee lifecycle from the moment it is planted until the moment it brings joy to our lives.

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It all starts in a coffee plantation somewhere around the world, with a group of farmers on a beautiful day planting coffee beans in the so-called shaded nurseries. Depending on the type of coffee, these plantations can be located in Latin America, Central-East Africa, India, Indonesia for Arabica coffee, West and Central Africa, South-East Asia, and Brazil for Robusta.

The newly grown plants are carefully taken care of by the farmers who water them frequently and protects them from the sunlight until they are developed enough to be permanently planted. …

Environmental Awareness

We can only improve the world we live in by behaving ourselves instead of expecting someone else to do the hard work.

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In a world that has become more and more polluted every day passing, we see all around us people that want to live in a better world but do nothing to help achieve that.

From my experience, some of us don’t realize that even small actions can have a significant effect if they are done constantly, or they realize but are too lazy to do something.

Let us look up to all the great people involved in endeavors that help the world we live in and start to do our part.

In the paragraphs that follow, I will present to…

A poem

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The fine lad is full of despair,
That until this day, he did not find her,
He’s looking for this girl for almost two years,
Since her pointed arrow missed him by few inches.

Even if he’s saying that this is revenge,
Since the day he saw that beautiful face,
She brought only hope in his bitter life,
And he’s only hoping to find her alive.

Roaming the realm on a sunny day,
He passes through a forest while on his way,
Fate has done its part, and there she is,
Aiming with the bow from behind the trees.



No one should roam the forest alone at night.

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Light of the moon has risen,
Watching the entire forest,
The wicked beasts have woken up,
And they are eager to feast.

Without her even knowing,
What is about to come,
One dazzling but unlucky lady,
In the forest starts to run.

With the desire to meet,
The one she loves the most,
She doesn’t even notice,
How deep in the forest goes.

The sound of trampled leaves
Betrays her position to the beasts,
They start to gather around her,
But still hiding in the mist.

A few moments later in the night, The beasts make their presence known, They…

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Environmental Awareness

We may not realize it yet, but without the bees, the world as we know will change, and that change won’t be a good one.

I want to start this article with an exercise of imagination, so please picture in your mind that moment of the year when you taste for the first time that one fruit or vegetable that you like the most after a long period of not being available. It is a good feeling, isn’t it? It will be a shame if that feeling will disappear from our lives.

Without pollination, many of the fruits and vegetables we love will disappear, and it is not even the worst thing. Like all the things on Earth, the bees have their role in keeping…

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