Idea Showcase

For Free: Great Ideas. Lightly Used.

under construction...
Show:
  • Essays

    5 TILs about Node.js Fundamentals from the Node.js Design Patterns Book

    5 Things I Learned about Node.js Fundamentals from the Node.js Design Patterns Book

  • Essays

    REST Endpoint + CRUD with AWS Lambda and DynamoDB in 2 minutes

    A lightning fast overview of everything you need to know to set up a REST endpoint with full CRUD capability with AWS Lambda, DynamoDB and AWS Amplify in 2 minutes.

  • Essays

    Notes from Amir Shevat on Measuring & Managing Developer Relations

    Notes from an a16z podcast about developer relations that I thought was valuable

  • Essays

    Typesafe, Fullstack React & GraphQL with AWS Amplify

    This is the blog version of a talk I am giving at React Summit 2020

  • Essays

    Book Review - Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

    One of the greatest autobiographies by a business icon and great writer

  • Essays

    Notes on Adversarial Interoperability

    Summarizing thoughts from Seth Godin and Cory Doctorow on Interoperability

  • Essays

    Against Namespacing Personal Sites

    I care a lot about creating Cool URIs so I have been paralyzed more than I should be about what I'm calling "URL Architecture". In true fashion, I'm blogging about it.

  • Essays

    How to Set Up Svelte with Tailwind CSS

    A quick reference for myself on how to set up Svelte with Tailwind CSS

  • Essays

    If You Sell Anything Online, This Book Will Make You Money

    My glowing review of Rob Hope's Landing Page Hot Tips Book

  • Talks

    The Operating System of You

    Developers are mostly humans that run the same "hardware". Therefore most performance differences, e...

  • Essays

    How to Create Luck

    Your entire worldview changes when you realize you can *create luck*.

  • Essays

    Putting your Keyboard on Steroids with Karabiner Elements

    I did a livestream with John Lindquist from Egghead.io today, and he blew my mind on how much mileage you can get out of your keyboard!

  • Essays

    First Look at AWS Amplify Flutter (Developer Preview)

    AWS Amplify launched a Flutter Integration, so I thought I would record a quick video and blogpost

  • Essays

    Cheatsheet for moving from Master to Main

    Notes I have collected on how to renaming the Git default/primary branch

  • Essays

    Prerecording Talks for Online Conferences

    Tips for Speakers Prerecording Talks for Online Conferences

  • Essays

    Developer Exception Engineering

    It's time we look beyond the easy questions in developer experience, and start addressing the uncomfortable ones.

  • Talks

    Growing a Meta-Language

    My React Rally 2020 talk on Dialects, Distros, Devtools, and the React SFC idea

  • Essays

    Realtime Offline-First Chat App in 100 Seconds with Amplify DataStore, React, and GraphQL

    A quick demo of how easy it is to add realtime, offline persistence to an app with Amplify DataStore

  • Essays

    A Developer's Guide to Startup Fundraising

    A Brief Guide to Startup Fundraising Terminology for Beginners

  • Essays

    5 Q&A's on Writing and Selling My First Book

    I answered some questions from someone planning to write their first book

  • Essays

    Notes on "Growing a Language"

    Revisiting one of my favorite talks ever, on designing programming languages for user extensibility and collaboration

  • Essays

    4 Things I Learned from Mastering Mongoose.js

    A quick book review of the new Mongoose.js book from Val Karpov

  • Essays

    8 Landing Page Tips from Rob Hope

    I submitted my book's landing page for Rob Hope's review and he obliged! Brutal feedback incoming.

  • Essays

    8 Q&A's for Bootcamp Students in 2020

    I did a Q&A for Fullstack Academy Bootcamp Prep students - copying out my answers here!

  • Essays

    Unofficial VS Code Snippets for AWS Amplify

    making my own vs code snippets helpers for working with AWS Amplify

  • Talks

    JAMstack Chat with Amazon Pay India Team

    A recorded casual chat I had with the Amazon Pay India team on JAMstack topics. The audience is a mix of technical and nontechnical team members, so this is a more high level/introductory overview.

  • Podcasts

    Coding Career Handbook - Newline Podcast

    In this wide-ranging conversation we talk about the differences between a Jr and Sr engineers, how t...

  • Essays

    Semi-Automatic npm and GitHub Releases with `gh-release` and `auto-changelog`

    A snippet I use all the time

  • Podcasts

    Coding Careers - AQOC Podcast

    Charming chat with 2 british brothers! 1 experienced engineer and 1 just changing careers and learning to code

  • Podcasts

    Marketing Yourself - ProdReady Podcast

    Hot off the launch of his new book, Shawn sits down to talk with me about personal marketing via wor...