Here is how replacing RSS feeds with JS twitter influencers helped me to stay updated

Staying up to date with relevant updates from the frontend community is an art rather than a science. I am a big fan of the Feedly app which is an awesome RSS feed reader. My blog updates can be subscribed to on Feedly for updates. Analyzing the data points, I am in favor of Twitter over subscribing to blogs for keeping you updated on the tools, libraries, processes, and APIs in the frontend.

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Engineering student but no job? are you ready to pay your 5th year tuition fee?

If you want to annoy someone, we would ask if the chicken came first on earth, or it’s the egg? The question has no clear answer, and it remains a conundrum. Talk to any job hunting engineering freshers, they would say nobody gives me a job, but they want to have working experience. To get that experience the freshers would gear up to spend money at job training businesses. But why is this happening? Is this something new or just old problem? Is this a win-win for both parties?

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Here is why cross-env npm-package important for your frontend development setup

Two Spanish people can converse normally but a Hindi-speaking Indian and a Spanish person need an intermediate guy or a translator. The same with reading and writing variables across different shells. In npm scrips, we read/write environment/shell variables. But there is no uniform syntax to read/write environment/shell variables which causes errors when the npm task is run across different operating systems. We have a cross-env package that solves the problem of reading/writing environment/shell variables on different operating systems elegantly.

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5 questions every developer should ask to solidify his learning on programming languages and libraries

When I walk into an interview or conduct a tech interview, the question that often comes up would be “Why React instead of Angular or Vue?”. Questions like that would be damn simple to answer if you had solid learning outside of library syntax and semantics. I get it. When we decide to do a hello world, we are carried away by semantics, syntax and where is the output mindset. Here are my 5 questions that I would recommend you ask yourself while you learn a programming language or library.

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Build products that run till end of earth mindset, something that is missing in Indian marketplace. What engineers can do about it?

At least 3 out of 5 electronic goods do not work at peak performance for 5 years without a repair. Many open-source repositories go unmaintained after a few months of activity. What if every engineer takes an oath to develop products that run till the end of the earth without a major outage? What system design decisions and quality benchmarks would be needed to achieve a long shelf life of the hardware, software, services, or firmware product? Let’s discuss it.

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