The main objective of this tutorial was to get myself to better understand the multiple moving parts that make a React app work rather than just accepting the “magic” of the many templates/boilerplates out there (e.g. create-react-app and react-boilerplate).
However, times change, and I wanted to build a modern React app from scratch in 2021. As such, I had a few more “essentials” to include in the toolchain and wanted to…
I love me some dark mode.
Hence, when I build websites for my projects these days, I make sure to include it.
It’s generally been quite simple, until I had to do it for my company’s website.
Turns out flipping some colors can be quite a task after all. Now try explaining that to your boss…
Don’t believe me? Here’s YouTube loading dark mode:
I use Git every single day.
So do most software developers.
Honestly, Linus Torvalds’ little side project almost feels like a miracle.
However, the tool is so powerful and extensive that it’s easy to get lost in all the possible commands it has.
Hence, based on my own experience, here’s a compilation of answers to common questions about “how do you do X with Git” that I’ve encountered on a regular basis. Some of us may even use these solutions on a daily basis.
Indeed, many of the commands addressed here will be rather simple, and often well-known by the…
It feels like every day I open Medium there’s a new post about why the hiring process for software developers sucks.
So, as someone who has just been through a hiring process, I thought I should share my thoughts on how it went.
I’m not here to criticize interviews or argue against algorithms. There’s enough of that out there already.
I’m here to talk about a process that I went through and found to be very fair, hoping to shed light on what a solution may look like, instead of adding to the list of articles talking about the problems…
I am not qualified to offer investment, legal, or any other advice, nor am I trying to do so. This is a programming tutorial aimed at teaching you how to build a trading bot for learning purposes. Any decisions, investments, or risks you take as a result of building a trading bot are your responsibility.
I cannot be held responsible for any decisions you make as a result of reading this tutorial. Remember: Bots can lose a lot of money, so you should be careful.
Quite regularly, we all come across some variation of this article: “10 Projects You Should…
A little while ago I decided to have a little fun and wrote an article titled “My Favorite Pieces of Syntax in 8 Different Programming Languages.”
I published it and then decided to share it on a subreddit — r/ProgrammingLanguages. This led to an interesting discussion about programming language syntax, as users shared their own favorites.
It left me with no choice: I had to write a new article with my favorite pieces of syntax from the r/ProgrammingLanguages community.
Before we get into it, I should quickly clarify what this article is and what it isn’t.
While it would be…
A few weeks ago I was browsing through GitHub and encountered a repo that caught my eye. It hosted a project that was written entirely in Nim.
What the hell is Nim? I thought.
Immediately I concluded this was one of the many programming languages that a lot of people use, but I just was the stupid guy who didn’t know it. But rather than putting it aside, I decided: Let’s learn a bit about this.
I then had two major realizations:
We love to criticize programming languages.
We also love to quote Bjarne Stroustrup:
“There are only two kinds of languages: the ones people complain about and the ones nobody uses.”
So today I decided to flip things around and talk about pieces of syntax that I appreciate in some of the various programming languages I have used.
This is by no means an objective compilation and is meant to be a fun quick read.
I must also note that I’m far from proficient in most of these languages. Focusing on that many languages would probably be very counter-productive.
I’m sure a lot of web developers who clicked on this article are already about to submit a response talking about why React is great and the benefits of using it.
But no — I’m not here to trash React.
I’m here to ask the question: Why do we even use React?
And I don’t mean “why do we use React since it sucks and there are better options”.
I mean, how did we get here? Why is React popular? What makes it popular? Do we need it? Why do we even use it?
The reason I wanted…
Writing code and writing about writing code. Exploring the underrated topics in Software Development. I speak for myself only.