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.
I made my first full week trip without carrying my laptop. Yikes, it’s unusual for a nerd like me who has never done that. Let me tell me how I offloaded the work from my laptop. Now be it work or personal, I can get it done in a single workstation.
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?
Globalization is essentially trying to emulate what worked in country A in another country. Similarly, nvm-windows is an attempt to bring the goodness of the popular node version manager (nvm) to the windows operating system. Let us find out what nvm-windows attempts to solve and how it works.
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.
Historically the OS running on my workstation was not mainstream. Ubuntu desktop was eccentric, esoteric, and uniquely customized to my needs. Ubuntu remains a solid OS for personal needs but not fully loaded for all my tasks. Let me show you where ubuntu-desktop shines and fades in 2021.
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.
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.