My thoughts on what I'm building and learning.
3 weeks ago · 1 minute read · 455 views · 12 likes
Hiring the Person, Not Just the Code: A Perspective from a Backend Lead
As the Backend Lead in our dynamic tech industry, I've had the privilege of being involved in the hiring process for new Backend Developers. Over time, I've come to realize that it's not just about finding someone who can write code proficiently, but rather, finding someone who can bring more to the table. In today's tech landscape, it's become increasingly common for companies to rely heavily on technical tests during hiring. While these tests can certainly assess a candidate's ability to pe...
15. September 2023 · 3 minute read · 536 views · 2 likes
Why Your GitHub Profile Matters More Than Your CV
In my journey through the tech industry, I've donned several hats, from being a junior and senior developer to my current role as a backend lead. My diverse experience has given me a unique perspective on the hiring process. Having also gained insights into the hiring practices of frontend and app development teams, I want to share my perspective on the significance of a well-maintained GitHub profile when evaluating backend developer candidates. Traditional Resumes When I first emb...
22. May 2023 · 1 minute read · 191 views · 4 likes
Adding Giscus and Getting Back on Track
I recently integrated giscus into my website and blog. For those unfamiliar, giscus is a comment system fueled by GitHub discussions. It's a neat tool that turns the comments section into a more engaging platform, allowing all of you to share your insights directly on the blog posts. Setting up giscus on my site was relatively straightforward – a bit of code here, some adjustments there, and voila. But behind this simplicity is a powerful mechanism that brings a whole new level of interactivi...
31. December 2022 · 2 minute read · 233 views · 4 likes
Reflecting on My Goals for 2022
It's already the end of the year, and it's time to reflect on my goals for 2022. Here are the goals I set for myself at the beginning of the year: Release my blog Learn to read faster and type faster Create an active open-source project Create a SAAS Grow my presence online Get rid of "projects" I do not have time for Learn more about PestPHP, TALL stack, and databases This was mentioned in this tweet....
21. December 2022 · 1 minute read · 326 views · 6 likes
Balancing Work and Vacation on Your Birthday
Even though I'm on vacation and celebrating my birthday with my family at the cabin, I also have to be available for work as I'm on call. It can be a bit stressful to always be ready in case of an emergency, but I understand that being on call is a necessary part of my job and it's important for me to fulfill my responsibilities. To strike a balance between enjoying my vacation and being available for work, I've set boundaries for myself. I designated certain times of the day when I'm availab...
17. December 2022 · 41 minute read · 635 views · 14 likes
Exploring the Different Git Workflows: Feature Branch, Gitflow, and Fork and Pull
Git is a version control system that allows developers to track changes to their codebase and collaborate with others on projects. There are several types of workflow within Git, including the feature branch workflow, the Gitflow workflow, and the fork and pull workflow. The feature branch workflow involves creating a new branch for each new feature or piece of work, while the Gitflow workflow involves creating long-lived branches for active development and stable, release-ready code. The for...