Toma Velev's Blog



This is Toma Velev's podcast. I'll be talking about technology, programming, marketing, psychology and philosophy, food and health. All are related to projects I am or I have worked on.


  • Full Stack Java Dev in the Crypto space – Ethereum

    27/10/2021 Duración: 16min

    My Take on getting to know the Crypto Space - from a Java Full Stack Developer & Philosopher point of view. Text (Article) Version could be read here:

  • The Sneaky Level above Software Development

    24/02/2021 Duración: 03min

    There is hidden to the naked eye – Sneaky and hidden level above Software Development. The Online Platforms and Content Management Systems – Free and Paid, self-hosted and rented bring you to the next level of human society.

  • Backend Developer into the Frontend World Madness

    24/02/2021 Duración: 10min

    Being half-Backend (Full-stack) Developer I cannot stop myself from looking at the Frontend World as some kind of mindless madness. More on

  • Utility Apps are Gone – Long Live the Social Ones

    24/02/2021 Duración: 07min

    Utility Apps are gone – Long Live the Internet Social Platforms and Services. We are year 2021 and the technology sector has grown up and is here to stay. It doesn’t matter what are our feelings to the Gadgets, the Apps, the Companies and Corporations.

  • Pick a Role in Software Development Company 2020/2021

    11/11/2020 Duración: 22min

    If you think the main focus in software development company is about programming source code, you are wrong. The “fruit” of the work is the code, yes. But, to reach the coding phase, there are several other roles to fill, other tasks to execute, before a company could archive the thing called business.

  • How to Fit into Roles & Positions

    11/11/2020 Duración: 05min

    When you see the big picture, you don’t hate, you don’t blame, you don’t overpraise or holy bless the worm pinned onto the fishing hook. You see the good & the bad. You try to get the best of every aspect.

  • State-based Software Development for Everybody

    11/11/2020 Duración: 11min

    State-based Software Development from a Data Model – onto the outer layers is old idea with variety of environments within and even outside of the coding world. This mode of organizing some type of information into reactive and responsive software and architectures is not a coincidence. It brings stability, security, scalability, ease of use and many more features.

  • Implementation of Programming Concepts & Apps

    11/11/2020 Duración: 07min

    If you are coding software long enough, you could recognize how the same Programming Concepts are reimplemented again and again. It is just like the mathematical fractals or the evolution of species. Everything is new, but in the same time, the same old thing, just the package is different. It is different, because of the environment, the current trends and the current requirements and expectations from software.

  • Do you think about Software Updatability?

    11/11/2020 Duración: 09min

    Updatability is one of the most important aspects a Software. It is the core that creates good User Experiences.

  • Are you Theming? Minimal Software GUI requirement of 2020

    11/11/2020 Duración: 05min

    In 2019-2020 theming the GUI became a thing. It was so fast that it got integrated in the all big Operating Systems. You better also do it.

  • 9 Features to make a Social Software Product Successful

    11/11/2020 Duración: 16min

    The secrets to make a software successful - 9 tips or features to implement to make it social so it could have a chance of any success.

  • What are the usual User Interface Components

    11/11/2020 Duración: 16min

    At any type of device with screen - there are common user interface components. They may be painted differently, but the ideas are the same.

  • Test Driven Development from All Perspectives

    11/11/2020 Duración: 17min

    What is Test Driven Development, Why and When you should use it? What are the benefits of TDD depending on the roles in a Software Company.

  • Android GUI Options to choose from 2020+

    11/11/2020 Duración: 16min

    In this episode you will read the options available for building Android GUI [Graphical User Interfaces] in year 2020 and beyond.

  • What is Good User Experience for the Coder and the User?

    11/11/2020 Duración: 07min

    User Experience is a concept that could be materialized in so many places - Development, Designs, Marketing, Engineering, Sales, and so on. In this episode I'm focusing on Development and a little bit on Software Users side...

  • CIBA

    30/06/2020 Duración: 12min

    My personal opinion about Client Initiated Back-Channel Authentication - migrating the control of the access to the data of the users in their hands in a standardized way. 

  • Making sense of software and technologies from little beyond developer – business point of view

    01/06/2020 Duración: 21min

    The choice of technical stack, software and Platform nowadays is theoretically endless. But, with enough experience in software and business, it is actually very logical and specific – what you should pick – to meet the business requirements and the use desired cases. Having clear business requirements is very important so to create specific technical requirements and specification, so the software to actually do what is supposed to.

  • Making sense of software and technologies from developer point of view

    31/05/2020 Duración: 16min

    No, it does not make sense. But, things are more complex than a simple yes or no ...

  • Programming Language and Software Technologies – explained for Managers and Business Owners

    29/05/2020 Duración: 11min

    From a Software point of view, if you plan to pay for someone to write the source code, have in mind that it should be planned for big scale, so the development approach have it in mind and not end up writing the software for one machine – and thus – will later require rewrite. This also should be done when the manager already knows from the feedback of the world, that something is going to be used, otherwise it is waste of time and money.

  • Do or do Not Repeat Yourself

    26/05/2020 Duración: 15min

    Some technical and some non-technical aspect of repetition.

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