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Oleg Dulin

I am a software engineer and technology architect in New York City / New Jersey area. All opinions expressed here are mine and do not represent opinions of my employers and customers, nor should my opinions be construed as opinions about my employers and customers.

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Facebook is the new Microsoft

Facebook, these days, reminds me of Microsoft: big necessarily evil that is very difficult to avoid altogether. The irony of the situation is that it is easier to stop using Google than it is to stop using Facebook. Here is why. Getting rid of Google Search There is […]

Quick guide to Internet privacy for families

Over the weekend we activated an iPhone for our teenager. I decided to put this guide together for other families who might be less technologically inclined. Picking the right device iPhones and iOS ecosystem are fundamentally more secure and private than Android. Apple doesn’t make money from tracking […]

Nobody wants your app

You have a product. You have a service. You have a business plan. Now you want to leverage technology and build a relationship with your customers by offering them an app. I am here to talk you out of it. Nobody wants an app You may feel like […]

Design patterns in TypeScript: Factory

A Factory hides the details of instantiating objects within a class hierarchy. The client provides some information regarding the object it needs. Based on that information the factory determines which class of objects to instantiate and how to go about it. Factories are typically Singletons but don’t necessarily […]