What I learnt from my venture into Open Source

June 30, 2017

I have recently ventured into the OS community for the first time. Here are some of the general and tech-related lessons I picked up along the way.

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Software engineering dilemma: professional vs ethical

May 09, 2017

I was reminded recently of a situation I found myself in at a previous employment in the past, something which made me question being professional against being ethical.

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Stub private functions in an ES6 module

April 04, 2017

Local/private functions are always hard to test in isolation. This post explores the potential ways to solve that problem.

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Key front-end performance metrics and how to capture them

January 15, 2017

Recently I began to look into how an application was performing, on the front-end.
I was frustrated how much time it took me to work out which metrics I should use but mainly to obtain those stats. So this post is an attempt to try and save somebody else the same effort.

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Get a requests call stack with node-alice

October 24, 2016

So I recently started working on a new codebase and before writing any code I wanted to learn what code was being run for a certain URL, an aggregated call stack all the way down to the response.render().

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The correct way to use Memoize in ES6 Node

August 14, 2016

Memoize is one of the most useful functions to improve performance. Here we cover what it is, when to use it and how to use it. I wanted to cover some incorrect but common usage of it aswell.

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Declarations vs Expressions in ES6

June 12, 2016

There are some subtle differences between declarations and expressions. Here we take a look at the differences such as syntax, readability, debugging and more.

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Performance profiling Node.js applications

April 27, 2016

Here we take a look at profiling a node.js app from 3 different angles. Client, Server and System performance. Using free tools available.

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JavaScript (ES2015) crazy 1 liner

April 14, 2016

Can you tell whats going on in this 1 liner using Closures, Arrow functions, Destructing and Default values (to name a few)?

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How I added Grafana+Collectd monitoring to this blog

October 18, 2015

Ever wondered what goes on under the hood of your server while its dealing with requests and carrying out processing. Find out how and why Grafana+collectd are your friends.

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