Uploading Files in Vue Firestore App
· ☕ 4 min read
Firestore is a super easy way to configure your backend. Firestore provides a range of services anywhere from a database, user authentication, to using machine learning for many use-cases. One of the many things you do in a typical app is to enable users to store files. While some find it easier to store files in database (huh?

Hide Element from Print in HTML
· ☕ 2 min read
You have coded a beautiful page that has a few buttons, some text, a toolbar, a footer with the mandatory copyright statements, and so on. And now your users want to take the print out of the web page and ask you to include that feature. The first thing that comes to your mind is to just use the browser feature to print any web page (or to save as PDF).

Learning Golang with Fiber
· ☕ 10 min read
I started with Golang not too long ago, and I loved the fact that I can create a web application with a couple of lines of code. But, as always frameworks help to take that web application to places. Being a practical person who develops apps for side projects and for a living, I cannot simply overstate this fact.

Golang vs. NodeJS for Web Apps - A Small-scale Developer View
· ☕ 7 min read
If you had enough of single threaded behaviour of Node and are ready for the next level (/s) - I strongly recommend you evaluate Go for your next project. Javascript is the most used language in the world and that status will not change in a hurry - thanks to its frontend nature.

Shorten URL with Express and AlpineJS
· ☕ 10 min read
In this post let us see how we can leverage the power of Express with a sprinkling of Alpine JS to create a quick URL shortener application. But, why? Express is the most popular server-side framework and my “go to” choice for creating anything really quick. Building a front-end for Express is as easy as using handlebars (or anything really) that goes in HTML served by Express.

Migrating Wordpress Sites Across Domains
· ☕ 7 min read
I recently had to pick up an old project on Wordpress and deploy the site on a CPanel server. So, I thought it was just the right time to document the steps needed to migrate Wordpress site from one host to the other, or from one domain to the other. While there are references to CPanel, the migration is almost the same for any control panels (or even when you don’t use one).

Setup Ubuntu VPS - First Few Steps
· ☕ 8 min read
I create virtual private servers at least 8-12 times an year for client and personal projects. The steps to go live remain the same - Get a cheapo VPS on Digital Ocean, Vultr (get $100 credit), Hetzner, OVH, and friends - I end up choosing Ubuntu as the OS Secure your server Setup app server, database server and tools Stitch together various components through configuration files I have thought about switching to Docker (or Caprover) for months, but keep putting off any kind of automation.

A quick start on ASP.NET Core Razor Pages
· ☕ 8 min read
Here’s a quick introduction to Razor pages in ASP.NET core, and an opinionated way to quickly start building applications using Razor pages. And yes, there is a case for using Razor pages even in 2020. So.. ASP.net? Yes, indeed. I have had a love-hate relationship with ASP.NET through years. I am way less productive using ASP.

Free Excel Template for Scrum Projects
· ☕ 3 min read
Excel is the only program you need to survive in IT. So, how about a template for tracking tasks in an Agile Scrum project? Why Scrum? If you are looking for the answer on why agile / scrum - You are in the wrong site That is well beyond the scope of this post In short: Scrum is a framework to run your project using Agile methodologies.

New theme for Saber.land - Beautiful Saber
· ☕ 2 min read
I played around with Saber.land a bit in the past week and it’s been amazing to work with. Mix Vue with static content in .md files Templates that I understand and love Use .md or .html files for content Easily bring some “dynamism” to the static pages - conditional rendering, use variables and so forth I mashed together a few design elements and created a new theme called “Beautiful Saber”.

A story of company case studies and API testing
· ☕ 3 min read
#rant that none asked for. I came across this whitepaper on testing micro services. I clicked on this link because I am writing microservices now but I am fairly new to microservices. I did a mistake that I have repeated 1593 times in the past. The said link was a resource by one of the big IT service providers.

Automatic Dynamic Sidebars in Vuepress
· ☕ 6 min read
How can you get automatic sidebars to be generated in Vuepress depending on the page? The Situation Vuepress is simple. Being simple is rather difficult. In the case of Vuepress, the difficulty can show up in unexpected places. Starting with Vuepress is simple enough. Equally simple is enabling navigation on your site at multiple levels through a “sidebar” and/or a “navbar”.

Using Vuepress and other stories
· ☕ 9 min read
I am a big fan of Vue and cannot breathe without static sites. So, it is only natural that I play around and implement Vue-based static sites for fun and profit. Here’s a distilled-down version of my experience with Vuepress. The Situation I create static sites that are “real” websites. Typically the following factors in a static site generator help -