Setup Development Workspace in WSL2
· ☕ 5 min read
WSL2 was released yesterday along with Windows10 May 2020 update (v2004). WSL2 enables to work with Linux kernels within Windows, and it brings some crazy possibilities for those of us who refuse to dual boot or switch over completely to Linux. I am assuming that you already have installed Windows v2004 through the normal Windows update channel, or through the update assistant.

Enable SSL for your VPS using VestaCP
· ☕ 2 min read
VestaCP is an easy to use control panel. You just need to know where to go for what! The Problem SSLs are de-facto standards for web applications of today. How can you enable SSL for your own web app, preferably for free? The Solution I am no Unix Guru and for the life of me, cannot enable domains, mails, etc.

Host your own site - 2020 edition
· ☕ 2 min read
Medium,, Hashnode, Wordpress? Or, why should you invest in yourself rather than in platforms? The Problem Developers should write and write often. It may be anything - code snippets, ideas, thoughts, design principles, standards and what not. I have found that writing down things often forces me to solidify abstractions and get more clarity.

Design Emails Using Bootstrap
· ☕ 3 min read
Wondering how you could apply modern UI design to emails? Here’s the answer. The Problem I don’t know about you - but emails are the last thing that I want to design. I end up sending plain text emails for most of my apps, and that works just fine. However, a few projects have more complex requirements.

Valuable Site of the Month (Oct '19) - Online HTML Editor
· ☕ 2 min read
We back with a valuable site of the month after a not-so-brief hiatus. Here’s presenting this month’s pick - an online HTML editor. No.. Not another editor HTML editors are aplenty. Anyone and everyone can whip up a quick site using TinyMCE, CKEditor and the like, provide a preview and call it a day.

Crazy space utilization in VSCode
· ☕ 2 min read
Running out of space? You have VSCode and love tinkering with it? Then do this. Well the introductory line is cheesy and shows desperation for clicks. So, I had to have them. And - no, this is not even a secret. VSCode stays sane until it goes insane with storage space.

Open source and free URL shorteners
· ☕ 3 min read
URL shorteners shorten your URLs. You have many many products in the market - being the most popular. However, with a bit of help from amazing people who have built them, we can use our own URL shorteners. Again, nothing magical here - this was quite an old problem. People wanted to always mask their URL or make it easier for sharing.

VSCode file shortcuts I can't live without
· ☕ 2 min read
Here’s a set of VSCode shortcuts that are part of my daily workflow for working with files! We have seen a few VSCode shortcuts earlier, but none ever said - I had enough of them shortcuts. So, here goes. 1. Search text in all files Search text in within all files in workspace using .

Build static sites using saber
· ☕ 1 min read
Saber is an exciting new static site generator based on Javascript. I am a big fan of static sites and use more than a few in my projects. But, I still got all excited when I came across Saber Saber - is a static site generator that uses Node supports front-end templates to be built in Vue (supported out of the box ), React (upcoming support) quite fast has a simple setup supports plugins supports fetching data from API sources as well generates a single page site within no time Saber’s way of building templates can be quite fast for people with some Vue knowledge.

Install Scoop for Command-line Nirvana
· ☕ 1 min read
Command line in Windows. You love it when there are Powershell, Cmder and friends. And, you hate it when you cannot install simple programs quickly. Well, hate may be a strong word - but you get the gist. I have tried chocolatey and have a like-dislike relationship with that program. I have also experimented with VMs and anything that exposes more of the command line.

Most Valuable Site of the Month - May 2019
· ☕ 2 min read
Featured for the millionth time as a most valuable website - a site that generates all icons for free, and for real. I am sick of tired of Google results returning “free” sites that collect all information including my dog’s name and the declare that I need to pay $99 to get darn icon with the darn size.

Can a clipboard editor save the day?
· ☕ 2 min read
A clipboard editor of all the things? How can it be useful in this day and age? I have tried to automate some of the most common things that I do on a regular basis. There are a bunch of tools that I use to do just that - these save keystrokes (AutoHotkey), automate regular tasks (e.

Spin up your own local GraphQL server within 15 min
· ☕ 3 min read
Create your own GraphQL APIs in 15 min flat using Postgres database and a bit of help from PostGraphile. No GraphQL server configuration needed. No frontend beginner developer ever said - “I want to play around with servers to understand their internals byheart before I venture forth with my beautiful Vue application”.