hello.js

var please = require('share');
console.log('thank you');

Monday, 3 June, 2019 UTC

Be yourself all the time so you don't have to be someone else

Be yourself all the time so you don't have to be someone else

"If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything!" "Act natural and you'll never have to pretend to be someone else." The first quote is from Mark Twain (supposedly). The second is my interpretation, applied to communication, ... more


Monday, 20 May, 2019 UTC

I launched a remote jobs platform — let's talk about the numbers

I launched a remote jobs platform — let's talk about the numbers

About a month ago I started working on a remote jobs platform, for Romania titled weremote.ro. One or two weeks into the project, I launched an initial version to collect feedback from people. After a couple of feedback rounds and amazing people giving ... more


Tuesday, 2 April, 2019 UTC

I removed some apps from my phone...

I removed some apps from my phone...

I keep seeing a lot of posts from people complaining about how social media is destroying their life and attention. Some of them have started disabling notifications, others quit cold turkey and delete their accounts, while others more just uninstall ... more


Tuesday, 2 April, 2019 UTC

On the importance of visualization

On the importance of visualization

I'm thinking of blogging like in the old days. Back when people used to blog whenever something happened. This is what made it so unique, because it was like online journaling. And I love journaling! So today I'm going to write about something that helps ... more


Monday, 21 January, 2019 UTC

How to check if a JavaScript object is empty

How to check if a JavaScript object is empty

I had the following snippet of code and wanted to log an error only if whatever the catch block receives is an actual object with actual values. Needed a solution. try { const attr = await this.contract.methods.attributes(index) .call(this.defaultConfig); ... more


Tuesday, 15 January, 2019 UTC

12 things about JavaScript business owners and recruiters MUST know

12 things about JavaScript business owners and recruiters MUST know

Don't you just hate it when you’re totally outside the loop when you need to hire a JavaScript developer?! Here’s a short list of concepts and keywords and the simplest explanation I could muster for each. Know these things and you will be able to make ... more


Saturday, 5 January, 2019 UTC

My fear of publishing

My fear of publishing

Here's a funny story: I have around 70 unpublished articles in various stages of evolution — from only an outline and a title all the way to fully fledged articles. I also have four book ideas out of which two are almost done , five or so courses that ... more


Saturday, 5 January, 2019 UTC

Does reading in a foreign language affect learning?

Does reading in a foreign language affect learning?

This is not the usual type of article you’d expect from me. It’s a more detailed description for a question I asked on Quora — Does reading in a foreign language affect learning?. The point is that I’m not sure if and how does reading in a foreign language ... more


Wednesday, 19 December, 2018 UTC

Blasphemy! Multiple microservices, shared database.

Blasphemy! Multiple microservices, shared database.

Here are some of my thoughts on microservices. It's a small rant, but if you bare with me, you'll also get some value from it. We’ve come to believe that some microservices rules are set in stone. The microservices cargo-cult is getting bigger and bigger. ... more


Tuesday, 4 December, 2018 UTC

The techpreneur's productivity dilemma

The techpreneur's productivity dilemma

“I want to code!” It’s the little voice in your head, constantly pestering you to get productive . Replace code with any technology-related hard skill and you have the tech person's productivity dilemma. But what does it mean to be productive? What does ... more


Thursday, 20 September, 2018 UTC

Harsh Truths I Learned As a Junior Developer

Harsh Truths I Learned As a Junior Developer

A lot of mixed feelings may grow on you while working as a junior developer. You have the choice of feeling powerless and less smarter than your peers or full of energy and desire to learn from people who know more than you do. You can look at others, ... more


Thursday, 13 September, 2018 UTC

Why Can't We Just Agree on One JavaScript Framework

Why Can't We Just Agree on One JavaScript Framework

Indeed! Why can't we just get along and use one single JavaScript framework? Or two!? Here's what I think about this situation that a lot of people consider a problem. I think it's a huge opportunity, actually! This whole disagreement is actually one ... more


Sunday, 9 September, 2018 UTC

What are static site generators and why you need to use one

What are static site generators and why you need to use one

If you're looking to revamp your website and you're serious about this, you probably found mentions of static site generators, static sites and the JAMStack, on the Internet. Unfortunately, for every article that tries to explain what are the benefits ... more


Sunday, 9 September, 2018 UTC

Six Things About JavaScript Which If You Don't Know, Signal to Others That You Are Still A Beginner

Six Things About JavaScript Which If You Don't Know, Signal to Others That You Are Still A Beginner

This is a question I've struggled with a lot, while trying to optimise the way I interview people. I don't want to misjudge people, or evaluate them the wrong way, so I took some time and dug through my head, scoured the Internet for resources and narrowed ... more


Thursday, 23 August, 2018 UTC

What do the three dots (...) mean in JavaScript?

What do the three dots (...) mean in JavaScript?

The title of the article is from a question I was asked to answer on Quora. Below, is my attempt to explain what do the three dots do in JavaScript. Hopefully, this removes the fog around the concept, for people who will find this article in the future ... more


Sunday, 12 August, 2018 UTC

ESLint backdoor: what it is and how to fix the issue

ESLint backdoor: what it is and how to fix the issue

On Thu, July 12 2018 at 1:17PM GMT Andrei Mihailov — @pronebird reported the following issue with the eslint-scope module: Virus in eslint-scope?. The gist of it is that there was some malicious code added to the module's codebase and the affected version ... more


Sunday, 12 August, 2018 UTC

Podcast: The eslint-scope virus and Ryan Dahl's JSConf presentation

Podcast: The eslint-scope virus and Ryan Dahl's JSConf presentation

Recently, there was an issue with eslint-scope that gave the JavaScript community a good scare. I wrote about it one day after it happened os feel free to go and read the article here. The gist was that some malicious third party was exfiltrating NPM ... more


Sunday, 12 August, 2018 UTC

How to manage i18n translation files for web applications

How to manage i18n translation files for web applications

Most software developers know that keeping hardcoded strings in your code is bad form. For the most part of our working life, we pester our colleagues to extract stuff in variables, make strings constants, so on and so forth. Text/translation file management ... more


Thursday, 12 July, 2018 UTC

Environment variables in Webpack builds vs. Node.js apps

Environment variables in Webpack builds vs. Node.js apps

I recently had a discussion with an off-shore team mate who was supposed to add a new environment variable to a client-side app and re-deploy it. He had some trouble doing this, and after talking to him and illustrating how frontend apps use env vars ... more


Tuesday, 10 July, 2018 UTC

Here's why your software developers are delivering so slow.

Here's why your software developers are delivering so slow.

So here’s the deal. I started listening to some podcasts related to content marketing and social media, since I want to up my game a bit. One of the things that bothered me the most is the continuous bickering of the podcast hosts about how they avoid ... more


Friday, 29 June, 2018 UTC

How I reduced the bounce rate on my GatsbyJS website

How I reduced the bounce rate on my GatsbyJS website

Watch this video if you want to know how I implemented a related articles section on my GatsbyJS blog. I had an ugly bounce rate on this website, and the first step towards reducing it was to offer users more articles they can read, after going through ... more


Wednesday, 27 June, 2018 UTC

�� Make your Swagger configuration files dynamic using Node.js

�� Make your Swagger configuration files dynamic using Node.js

I got the idea for this article after solving this problem for the team I was working with, for a client. So, what's the problem? After wrapping up work on a Swagger configuration file, and successfully generating a client JavaScript library to consume ... more


Monday, 18 June, 2018 UTC

How to create a CSV using template strings in Node.js

How to create a CSV using template strings in Node.js

I recently had to create a CSV from some data returned by the Jira API. Went on the Internets to find a module on NPM that would do the job. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find a single module that would perform only that simple task. We were already ... more


Monday, 18 June, 2018 UTC

Why do data scientists use Sklearn's StandardScaler and what does it do?

Why do data scientists use Sklearn's StandardScaler and what does it do?

Been doing some Machine Learning "learning" in the past two weeks. I'm interested in learning to use TensorFlow.js at a decent level and solve a personal problem — software estimation and road-mapping, for the teams I work with. This has led ... more


Monday, 18 June, 2018 UTC

How I built a product that failed and won

How I built a product that failed and won

It was almost a year ago that I started building a self-destructing tweets app, just like Snapchat's snaps... ... and nobody used it. The not-so-short intro In 2017 I set out to create a self-destructing tweets application. Nothing impressive but it ... more


Monday, 18 June, 2018 UTC

How to get the real type of any JavaScript variable

How to get the real type of any JavaScript variable

This weekend I published a short article talking about how to create a CSV using template strings in Node.js. I posted the link on Reddit and a couple of more places and the general feedback was something along the lines of "great article but the ... more


Monday, 18 June, 2018 UTC

How to test Node.js modules installed from NPM locally

How to test Node.js modules installed from NPM locally

I'm surprised by the number of people who think you can install modules from npm only in your project's folder, and only if you have package.json . This is why I decided to create a short video describing my way of testing modules from NPM before bringing ... more


Wednesday, 23 May, 2018 UTC

What is your story of going from zero to hero and changing your life completely in the face of failure?

What is your story of going from zero to hero and changing your life completely in the face of failure?

I saw an answer request for the following question, on Quora. What is your story of going from zero to hero, and changing your life completely in the face of faliure? I though about it for a while. It seemed shallow. Someone was looking for nice stories ... more


Friday, 18 May, 2018 UTC

Be a good citizen, write code for humans.

Be a good citizen, write code for humans.

You write code everyday. You'd be forgiven for assuming you write code for yourself. At the end of the day you're the one who's going to deliver that task. Why not implement it to your liking? It's all about you , right?! Well, not quite! Because you ... more


Monday, 14 May, 2018 UTC

Quick checkout and rebase in Git

Quick checkout and rebase in Git

Here are two simple versions of the checkout and rebase subcommands I use to perform faster branch updates and merges. Check out the last visited branch git checkout - This command is useful if, let's say, for example, you were on master and you checked ... more