December 26, 2018

Aspace Manila - After Three Months

Working remotely could get boring at times, and if you have colleagues working around the same area as you, you might opt to meetup face to face just to have a real human to talk to in person. For college kids back when I was still part of that age group, the usual goto place would be coffee shops. But now, we got co-working spaces littered everywhere that usually have unlimited coffee! Read more

December 19, 2018

Kahitsaan Random Restaurants

So I made a tool and I thought of blogging about it. Background I recently left SplitmediaLabs, and now I’m working remotely as a Senior Software Developer/Engineer for a consultancy (aside: contract says that I’m a Senior Software Engineer, but my company ID states that I’m a Senior Software “Developer”. Minor stuff, it’s just that I hate inconsistencies). Although I’m working remotely, I usually meetup with the team at a co-working space once a week… And during those meetups, we always have a dilemma of picking a place to eat within the vicinity of the co-working space. Read more

September 18, 2018

Image Resizing in CLI

For the past few weeks, I was looking for a new compiled language that I can make use of for my tools as I grew tired of Go language’s verbosity. I tried learning Rust, but as I expected, it was more suited for system projects, and found out how much pain it could be for smaller tools due to how strict the compiler is. With that, I eyed for both Nim and Crystal language, with the latter prevailing as my language of choice for my personal tools. Read more

May 23, 2018

JavaScript for Desktop - Talk in FEU

Yesterday, I had the priviledge to give a talk at FEU Institute of Technology about using web technologies to create desktop applications. For the past few years, I’ve been working on a desktop application wherein the UI component is basically a browser. The experiences I accumulated with this project made me want to share my rants and lessons learned while leading the project, which I then turned into a talk. Read more

November 4, 2017

What I dislike in Go

Error handling I should admit that I used to like Go’s idea of error handling, wherein errors are treated as values. I also thought that forcing developers to handle each possible error points immediately was a good thing, rather than moving all of the code into a try catch block. But recently, while working on one of our project’s internal tools, I came to grow tired of Go’s error handling. Read more

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