Life Passing By

Tasks and Habits Tracking with Trello

Tasks and habits are actions that I want to accomplish daily to improve personally and professionally. So, setting up a personal organizer that includes tracking tasks and habits helps productivity when many things nowadays are distracting. That is why it’s essential to be aware of what small actions encourage you to be productive and iterate […]

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DIY Web Development
Programming
Self-Learn

API Testing with Mocha

It took some time for me to understand how to set up tests for an API using Mocha. Finding API testing documentation about Mocha and an ORM framework working together to test APIs was a challenge. So, I want to detail what I learned setting up these tests. API An Application Programming Interface is an […]

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DIY Web Development
Life Passing By

Incorporating Digital Assets into Your Finances

More and more people are interested in owning some digital asset built with blockchain. Either Non- Fungible Tokens (commonly known as NFT) or Bitcoin, there is no denying that blockchain technology has gained traction over the years. The most conventional digital asset is cryptocurrencies. Although many people see cryptocurrencies as investment assets, it is vital […]

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Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain and Puerto Rico

Cryptocurrencies, blockchain, and Puerto Rico. Words that currently generate discussions throughout the different communities on social media. Every week there is news about some cryptocurrency. It’s either about gaining/losing value or a blockchain investment. But, it wasn’t until recently that those words transcended from the technology sector to the financial, media, academia, government, and other […]

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DIY Web Development
Programming
Self-Learn

Layered Architecture for NodeJs

Something that was not intuitive to me when I was getting into this software development world was how to build the software’s architecture. I did not learn alone how to optimally organize the functions and components I knew how to write. Some time ago, I had to refactor the NodeJS codebase into layered architecture. I […]

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Life Passing By

Night Owl Home Office

A couple of months ago, I published a video pin on Pinterest that has been generating many reactions ever since. Taking that as a sign that there is an interest in my night owl home office, I’m sharing the details in this post! You can find a Spanish version of this post here too. Home […]

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Programming

What is the Rendering Engine?

The rendering engine is one of the basic components of a web browser. It’s responsible for interpreting the HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), and Javascript files to present (render) them on screen, in other words, convert them to pixels. The process that goes from interpreting HTML, CSS, and Javascript to pixel conversion […]

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A Morning in a Front End Developer’s Mac Terminal

Learn some of the MAC’s operating system and git terminal commands a Front End Developer uses on a workday. If you want to read the Spanish version of this story, you can find it here. Plays Fresh Prince of Bel-Air intro song: “🎵Now, this is a story all about how this Front End Developer turns […]

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Programming
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Filtering with GraphQL and Prisma: What NOT to Do

Filtering with GraphQL and Prisma was a big learning experience so I want to focus this article on GraphQL and Prisma. But first, let me walk you through the stack I have been working with in the past months. I have been working with React, Apollo, GraphQL, and Prisma. Learning these four layers of programming […]

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Life Passing By
Programming

5 Reasons Why Women Should Consider Web Development

The internet is one of the most critical networks humans have invented until now. You do not need to be in an exact location to be able to write, read, listen to, and see information or digital products that come from different parts of the world, which is fascinating. That’s why women in web development […]

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