On March 4, 2020, I saw that my friend Anand was building an open platform to help an NGO. This group had designed a Food and Health Kit and had established safety protocols. I called him up and found myself at a conference the next day.
15 odd people, whom I had never met before were trying to feed the marginalized. They had already raised Rs. 700,000 (~ $ 9,000) and had partnered with an NGO to handle on-ground distribution.
I was told that the our kit was designed to sustain a small family for 1 month.
The optimist in me saw a set of volunteers with good intentions, trying to do their best to support the community. The pessimist in me saw the restrictions due to lock-down and the general fear in the air. …
You just found out that a Modal library you use is malicious and can potentially steal user data.
You want to replace this library ASAP. But your app is in prod and has over 100 usage instances. What will you do?
I was in a similar situation, except the library we depended on wasn’t rogue. We needed to change the library because we found a better one.
Updating a library is hard because every library has a different API.
To future proof our applications, we introduced the concept of Component Interfaces. …
This month’s startup ideas have 3 offerings:
Most posters/ads/banners are not creative production, but just an aggregation of stock photos, graphics, and content. This aggregation takes is a set of menial tasks like:
Automate these tasks in an engine that can convert any text into a banner.
Bloggers, Ad Agencies, Maybe People who make presentations.
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At the end of 2016, a colleague and I built a sales acceleration platform. It was a bunch of if statements that we tried to sell as AI.
We were both developers and had to learn how to sell in order to survive.
We didn’t survive, but we gained a new perspective.
I used to think of salespeople as charmers and smooth talkers, but under the hood, their skills are exceptional.
A sales rep’s job is to figure out if the lead needs their product.
The strategy is pretty simple: ask questions that qualify or disqualify leads. …
Writing ideas down allow them to rest and germinate. This is an attempt to log my thoughts so I can refer them later. If you are wondering, “Aren’t ideas to be kept secret?”, my personal opinion is no, because ideas are cheap. It’s only the execution that matters.
For this version, I have been thinking about two products. Both of them are in the content creation/ blogging domain.
With the rise of static site publishing and headless CMSes, there is a trend to shift personal blogs and other small sites to JAM.
But the available analytics solutions are not upto the…
Most projects I work on tend to have more than one front-end. Admins have their admin panel, customers access the main site and developers might have some developer status panel.
In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to set up and securely serve multiple sites with Docker. Although targeted at React, this approach can be used to serve anything that exports HTML.
It also assumes that we have two sites:
ui. Both these sites reside in a directory called
MyApp. And both these sites contain a folder called dist, which contains HTML and other resources that need to be served. …
In this part, we’ll upgrade our developer experience, introduce REPL and implement the POST route.
You have built a simple app. Now you want it to be a little more useful. You want to ultimately push it to prod right?
In this part, we’d connect to a database and handle CRUD.
Drug Dealer is a better click bait than a medical store. In the language of the civilized, we are building a medical store system.
In the last part we created a simple app structure to handle a drug store. A drug store had an inventory, each drug had a price, procurement was via offline sources and there was a retail window.
I carefully crafted a situation that had only one domain entity: The drug. Each drug has a price and availability. Procurement is offline, so we don’t care. Sale would just reduce the inventory size. …
One of the disadvantage was the steep upfront learning curve. If you are just getting started with Clojure, this (and a series of future posts) might help you.
For today, we’ll be building a Drug Dealer API. Imagine a drug store near you ( don’t let the word dealer delude you):
I’ve been working on Clojure projects at Juxt for more than a year now, but have never written about my experiences because:
Clojure has fundamentally changed my thought process. It affected how I write JS and how I code in general. So even though there are no evident marketing/ branding benefits in writing about Clojure, I’m still gonna do it. …