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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 oftenā€¦

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 lifeā€¦

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. Similarlyā€¦

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 last year in Decemberā€¦

First ever interview

I contributed to Bismuth Community recently where I helped build a voting tool . The community was so generous. I loved the gratitudeā€¦

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 helpā€¦

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 Reactā€¦

Positioning yourself for remote work

Remote work is picking up these days. Its easy to find people, in countries like India, who are working remotely for a company which isā€¦

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. Iā€¦

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 makeā€¦

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'tā€¦

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 webā€¦

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 oftenā€¦

(P)reacting on the server side

It takes time to realise Server-side rendering is amazing.šŸ˜ It was the same for me. You get a ton of benefits with it. Mainly, firstā€¦

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 caseā€¦

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 thatā€¦


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