Writings

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Conversation on Why I am building Stackblocks

Couple of days ago, I had a conversation with [Reddy](https://reddy2go.com) where we talked about why I'm building [Stackblocks](https://stackblocks....

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Weekly reviews in Roam Research [Plugin]

I wanted something that tracks where I spend my time. I've tried various apps to do it, but nothing clicked. I often forget to stop the timers. πŸ€¦πŸ»β€...

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Ending your coding sessions in the right way

When you work on huge project with complex code it becomes difficult to keep track of what you are doing and what's been done. We generally start wo...

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Custom React hook for websocket updates

Creating reusable components is the main plus point when we are working with React. And hooks let us sprinkle powers to those components. Adding some...

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Incremental Static Generation

We know Static site generation (SSG) is awesome. We get to build the pages of the website in advance, which is while building the project, and then d...

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Over optimization yields zero results

> A wood cutter who only sharps his axe doesn't make a dime. > – Aravind We are generally obsessed with optimizing every part of our lives. In my ca...

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Build pages in Gatsby from Rest API

Creating pages in Gatsby is easy. But when we want the pages to be also part of the GraphQL layer so that we can query them in index pages, we need t...

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Found the perfect writing setup

> πŸ“Œ Disclaimer > > You don’t need this to start writing. This is just icing over the cake and a process that fits nicely in my routine. The setup i...

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I cracked the key to reading books

I had big goals. Like read 12 books this year. Not big for you? It was for me. A lot of books I chose were non fiction. The mistake I made was to rea...

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I have a second brain

Yeah, one more brain. Not a physical one, though. _\*Laughs\*_ Second brain is a place we store our thoughts, ideas and concepts for life. Doing this...

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Tweet daily using Github Actions

Github Actions are really powerful. I like to see them as personal assistants. You tell your assistants to do some work for you. Similarly, you tell ...

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Dont wait till you are ready

> You will never be # We weren't ready We had a lot of un-figured-out stuff that could keep us from starting [our podcast](http://learningcurve.dev...

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First ever interview

I contributed to Bismuth Community recently where I helped build a [voting tool](https://github.com/bismuthfoundation/Bismuth-Voting/tree/master/clie...

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Why I`d like to start a podcast

This isn't a motivational post. This is a short _why_ post. It's about the reason why I'd like to start a podcast. Hopefully this will help me stick ...

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Single Page Apps with Gatsby

Gatsby, which is a static site generator, is famous for blogs and documentation websites. But there is no wrong in build full blown React apps with i...

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Positioning yourself for remote work

Remote work is [picking up](https://buffer.com/state-of-remote-work-2019) these days. Its easy to find people, in countries like India, who are worki...

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Non blocking updates in React

Sometimes, a few updates/computations take up a lot of time. They block the UI from updating, which makes it look as if things are slow. I am not tal...

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Fetch so many things, at once

There is the `fetch` API in Node, which allows us to make a HTTP request and get some information from the servers. We can use that to make REST call...

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Gatsby without GraphQL - only JSON

Number one misconception about Gatsby is that you need to know GraphQL to build something with Gatsby, **which is not true**. Yes, you don't need Gra...

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Don`t Fetch JSON

Why should you though? This is not intended if you have an API endpoint (backend) serving multiple types of clients(like mobile and web). > **Don't ...

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How remote work changed me

Now that I don't work from the same concrete place every time, I am really loving it. I rent a desk at a co-working space nearby and often go there. ...

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(P)reacting on the server side

It takes time to realise Server-side rendering is amazing.😁 It was the same for me. You get a ton of benefits with it. Mainly, **first meaningful pa...

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Advanced git tips

Git is amazing and you will learn only by using it. Try to learn the commands, you will forget if you don't use them. The same is the case for GUIs (...

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Creating & Managing components outside React

You are probably not starting a new project with React in the frontend. You just want to build some components, make use of the apis that your fronte...