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TypeScript and Go are my top two favorite programming languages at the moment. I use TypeScript day-to-day, and I have built several side projects with Go. In my opinion, each one of these two languages has certain strengths that the other one lacks. I’ll share my current thoughts about those certain strengths and weaknesses in this article.

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Some of the default keyboard settings and shortcuts on macOS simply don’t work for me as a software developer. As soon as I get my hands on a new mac, I change some keyboard settings and shortcuts for general text editing, window management, iTerm2 and some other stuff. I’m going to go over everything I do step by step in this post. I’m sure you’ll find at least some of these tips & tricks pretty useful.

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Do you ever feel that the numerous productivity tools you use every day actually cost you more time than they are supposed to save? It sure doesn’t feel right when managing your tasks becomes a non-trivial task on its own. On the other hand, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to task managers, so it makes sense to use the right tool for the job. To address this dilemma, I recently came up with a simple hack that lets me use all my favorite tools while interacting with just one.

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Grocery shopping has been one of my least favorite chores, even before the pandemic. Unlike many people I know, I always preferred online shopping over going to the supermarket. Now it’s not a matter of personal preference anymore; everybody stays at home and especially avoids crowded indoor places like supermarkets. It’s good to know that people are acting responsibly, but I never thought this could mean that I won’t be able to do online grocery shopping anymore!

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For the last few years, I’ve been spending a lot of my free time working on side-projects. What I came to realize is that it’s quite important that I plan ahead and work in an organized fashion except for very small projects. Trello is one of my favorite software tools ever, and I’m going to talk about how I manage my current side-project using its free version in this article.

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I’ve been learning about web development for a while pretty much from scratch. I’ve gone over numerous guides, tutorials and documentation from various resources, among which I took note of the important and beneficial ones that I believe a beginner will benefit from the most. In this article, I’m going to share them with you as a roadmap that you can follow if you want to become a full-stack web developer in a fun and efficient way.

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I’ve put together a YouTube Tutorial on building a serverless Firebase application that lets you insert transaction entries into your Google budget spreadsheet just by creating a Trello card from your mobile device. Throughout the the playlist, I demonstrate how to easily create a useful cloud application by wiring together Trello Webhooks, Google Sheets API, Firebase Cloud Firestore and Firebase Cloud Functions.

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If you use Google Spreadsheets for personal budget management and also like to get things done from the command line as much as possible, I have some good news for you. I’ve built a CLI app to insert transaction entries in monthly budget spreadsheets with simple commands from CLI. Today I’ll be walking you through the process of building this app.

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Today I’m going to walk you through the process of scraping search results from Reddit using Python. We’re going to write a simple program that performs a keyword search and extracts useful information from the search results. Then we’re going to improve our program’s performance by taking advantage of parallel processing.

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