Road Cycling for the win

I have being struggling to find a new hobby other than anything related to computers & programming. First I got a Kindle – it was a gift actually – and got really excited about it. I started reading some romances and fantasy books until the day I bought a technical book and then suddenly it looked like working instead of leisure time. So I started jogging. I still do eventually. Jogging was pretty intensive in the beginning when I was making 5km in less than 30min five days a week! 💪I got an injury on my left foot and left jogging behind for a couple weeks. It’s still something I like to do in my spare time. Although now I’ve my new road bike and I can’t think of anything else to do on my spare time other than exploring Berlin cycling.

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Front-end architecture is everything but simple

Recently I was invited to present a talk about front-end development at a company event of my current work, which I did a couple of weeks ago. I was pretty nervous about it mostly for two reasons: a) I never did a presentation to a large audience like this(about two hundred); b) I thought that I needed bring the current most relevant content to that presentation. While I was making the presentation slides I realized that the second reason was about the complexity of front-end development nowadays.

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Start by don’t repeating yourself in CSS

CSS is a convenient programming language, we can be as lazy developer as we want and it will still work. I assume that you know what the results will be if you choose the lazy way. We share techniques and philosophy with software engineering principles, like DRY, Single Responsibility, Open/closed principal, Separations of concerns among others. DRY is a useful principle to get start with CSS if you aren’t yet.

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Things to be aware when you are starting in Javascript

Javascript is the world’s most misunderstood programming language, said Douglas Crockford. I tried to compile some topics which I think is too confusing to work with if you are just starting in Javascript. It is almost about the scope.

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