This is me, Tim Adler.

I'm a technology-enthusiast, project-whisperer and developer.

Here on toadle.me I show my work and share my thoughts.

Fixing failing SSL-certificate verification for Ruby under Windows

A while ago I wrote a little piece that was ment to safe people from the SSL-certificate problems that might occur using RVM. For the past year this problem has not gone away and still exists today.

Since I just had to fix it on Windows, I thought...

  • #ruby
  • #rubyinstaller
  • #git-bash
  • #windows
  • #ssl
  • #verification
  • #windows7
  • #windows10

The one IT skill I wished everybody had

There is a big gap in understanding between developers and business-people. Sometimes we are not aware of this gap, for example when we engage in emotional arguments about "how long things will take" or "if refactoring or features are more important...

  • #it
  • #skill
  • #database
  • #sql
  • #product development
  • #entity relationship

Lastest podcast episode

29: Geschwindigkeitskontrolle für Projekte - Wie schnell bin ich eigentlich?

This is the latest episode of the productish-podcast that I co-host with Tim Herbig. The podcast is published in german.

Coaching about technology and
building products are my passion

What I as an IT-manager

Create productive product-teams

People that work in product-create, like designers and software-engineers are often motivated by things that are unintuitive for business-management. I understand them and can help to create effective teams.

Choose sustainable architecture

Choices you make when building products or setting up your infrastructure silently defines what you'll be able to do with ease in the future. I help to make those things transparent and advise on the right choices.

Automate business-processes

Every step of business deals with data nowadays. Automating them helps to reduce errors and improves scalability. After all you processes are your competitive advantage. I know how to choose and automate the right processes

Secure data and stay compliant

Choice you make when building products or setting up your infrastructure silently defines what you'll be able to do with ease in the future. I help to make those things transparent and advise on the right choices.

What I as a product-developer

Design outstanding user-interfaces

The amount of value created by a usable interfaces is so great that it should always be kept in focus. I know which trade-offs are cheap but valueable and have done both design and code in a lot of projects.

Write communicative and maintainable code

The burden of "quickfixes" and "technical debt" can weigh heavily on your business after some time. It also makes hiring great people more difficult. I can help keep a good balance between being fast and thorough.

Adjust and test constantly

What was a good idea before starting into a project can become a resource hog fast. An agile development process can come to the rescue. I have steared several agile projects and know when to reiterate.

Build stable infrastructure

There is no faster way to burn through marketing budgets as when you have a campaign running, but your website is offline due to high traffic. I know how to build and monitor infrastructure that can withstand.