Pretend Speak like an Experienced Developer — 7
Use these casual developer dialogues to increase your ‘developer’ level. general warning: economic downturn in IT industry was overdue. keep your expenses low, learn new skills. read a book. draw a painting. make another baby with the extra time. relax and wait out the storm.
I feel like an idiot that all these years, I had this fantastic bias against online code editors like codepen and codesandbox.
Yes, they are impractical for project development and daily collaboration. However, I have now seen the light. They are extremely useful for sharing code concepts and teaching new developers how to code.
It’s like the baby shark the learners have to fight with before, going after the Kraken.
This month, my client and I have finally managed build some cool demo projects using bubble. I was skeptical at first about the capabilities of nocode platform.
I still am, but less so.
I feel like, platforms like bubble may one day replace traditional web development. However, that day is not here yet. Perhaps in 5 years. Perhaps in 10 years.
Yet, right now, they are extremely useful for a simplified app development experience. More importantly, they cut down new idea and minimum viable product development time drastically.
This week, I was asked to make some social media content from my boss. A few minutes of online searching led me to this app called Canva.
By the end of the day, I was able to quickly make reasonably good-looking videos to be uploaded to YouTube, banners and posters for LinkedIn and Instagram. Further, I discovered that the app has a lot of office productivity tools that can get some serious work done, and with team members as well.
Yes, a lot of things are being a paywall. It is clear to me, that Canva is essentially Microsoft Office for the newer, younger generation.
For years, I have worked on P5.JS to creative some cool visuals and such.
Unfortunately, the P5 library is almost always a ‘immersive’ experience.
It’s not designed to be mixed with bootstrap or react or any such UI frameworks. That means, I have some cool animation running in P5, I cannot immediately translate it to a portable module and use it in a website, for example.
That is where, I ran into two.JS. I don’t know who comes up with these names, but, it is what it is.
Thanks to previous experience in 2D web animation from P5, I was able to quickly integrate a simple rotating square into bootstrap.
Further, I managed to make it responsive, so the rectangle moves and stays in the center, even as the window resizes.
It’s nifty. I like it.
At my office, there is a huge debate ongoing for several months now. Do we continue to use 2 to 3 monitors? Or, we stick to a single monitor.
The average of our employees has risen, with most of them in their late 30s or early 40s. The body is ageing, and it is no longer as flexible as it used to be. That means, the effort of having to look to the right or left, at the second screen has become a pain.
A literal one.
The general consensus seems to be to use the single screen and turn on the second screen only when necessary. For instance, when working on a front-end project where the constant output feedback is essential.
Another solution, which will require significant cost and expenses, is to upgrade all our work desks with 4K monitors, preferably the ones that are ultra-widescreen.
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