This is my fifth year as a software developer, it certainly has been a long and fulfilling learning journey until now. There are simply too much to learn no matter how we plan it out, not even mentioning there are new tech coming out every day. When I started my career I felt like I knew so little about the world of software development, and that feeling never really went away. This game of catch-up is tiring to say the least, some even gave this overwhelming feeling a name - development fatigue.
So here's a question, if someone told you to draw a sketch would you like to be rulers and grids OR do you prefer to just have a blank canvas? One gives you structure, guidance and assistance, while the other gives you freedom. This is exactly the same argument with statically typed language VS dynamically typed language. This question has been around for a long time, and no one has managed to settled the argument yet.
I came across this error "Invariant Violation: You must pass a component to the function returned by connect. Instead received undefined" when trying to debug React/Redux app. This article walks through how I went about to solve it, and what was the issue.
As a developer, I have both explained and heard others explain to less technical people about how the team need to slow down adding new features/functionalities and take care of some tech debt first. Often, the management asks why. Sometimes it is hard to communicate the idea across to some people. In fact, it is quite nature for tech debt to occur and it is no one's fault that this happens. It has always bothered me when tech debt become a point of tension between developers and management. Because I think it happens so often that everyone, developers and management, should understand why projects end up with tech debts, what they are and how to manage them.
One of the reason why there wasn't any blog post recently was because I was migrating my blog to a new platform...again. I can't remember how many times it has been in the past few years, and this is excluding the times where I investigated in other blogging platform but didn't decide to commit. But I'm happy to announce that this new platform should be much easier for me to create content going forward. In this post, I wanted to explain how it works now and why I've spend month migrating again.
Recently I was working on a personal JS library Serina. It is a open source library, I wanted to use Typescript (TS) to ensure better stability due to it is static typed. It should make the code base more readable and therefore easier to contribution.
About 10 months ago I switched from Ghost blog to Hexo. I decided Hexo because it would be generating static site, which is great for SEO. It can be hosted on Github pages, which saves some £££. Then there is the most important reason: so I don't have to spend energy and time on maintaining the blog server and constantly migrating to newer Ghost versions.
For all the project manager, delivery manager, program manager and anyone else who manages a project’s delivery out there, seriously, stop assigning people on projects right before the deadline thinking that it will help you to deliver on time. Because, surprise, it doesn’t!
I have migrated to ZSH shell long ago, and never looked back. It was weird when I opened up and saw the normal shell in VS Code.