React Native: Rename my app

You started building your app before you knew what it was, didn’t you? Well, that is certainly what I did. My app started as “SlackBird”, then I realized that i may be violating some trademark there ( hint: probably not “bird” ), so I went and changed the name to “TLDR“. But after that IContinue reading “React Native: Rename my app”

React Native: Vector Icons – FontAwesome and others

You want some nice icons in your app, don’t you? In my laziness I tried using emojis instead, but it turned out to be sub-par. So I conceded and installed an icon package called React Native Vector Icons npm install react-native-vector-icons –save to install How this works This package provides fonts and some wrappers. SinceContinue reading “React Native: Vector Icons – FontAwesome and others”

React Native Web & Isomorphic magic

One of the most appealing qualities of React Native is the idea of isomorphic code. Code, that can run on both iOS and Android, enabling you to write 2 apps at the same time. But, there is another benefit to isomorphic code. You can also speed up writing your code just for one app. SinceContinue reading “React Native Web & Isomorphic magic”

React Native: Oauth

If you want to use any self-respecting API on the web, you are going to need Oauth authentication. If you need an explanation what oauth is, there are plenty better ones. These are the steps your app needs to go through: Send user to special URL in the browser that lets them log in toContinue reading “React Native: Oauth”

I wanna be a programmer! A journey.

Ordinary World Chuck was few years into his career. He was sitting at a desk for most of the day, doing menial and repeatable tasks, filling out Excel spreadsheets and agonizing over “ASAP” PowerPoint presentations that nobody really paid attention to during meetings that were absolutely unnecessary. But the absolute majority of his day wasContinue reading “I wanna be a programmer! A journey.”

Alfred Evernote Snippets

This is sort of a plugin to a great OSX app, Alfred. It adds all notes in Evernote “Snippets” Notebook as a quick-paste snippet in Alfred. I use both alfred and evernote extensively, so Im quite happy about this one! Usage Provided you have Evernote, Alfred and powerpack and this workflow installed Put some snippetsContinue reading “Alfred Evernote Snippets”

So you want to work at Automattic?

Today, it’s been precisely 6 months since I joined Automattic as JavaScript wrangler. All you’ve heard about how awesome this company is in fact an understatement! It is out of this world! I have started a blog dedicated to helping you get hired remotely. I have transfered this post there Click here to read -> .Continue reading “So you want to work at Automattic?”

LearnMinder – Teaching kids how to code

LearnMinder is a SmartPhone app that blocks internet access until a homework / coding challenge is solved. It is intended to be installed on a child’s smartphone. Parent can set up a topic that the child needs to practice. Every time the child wants to play or browse the Internet, she/he has to first solve aContinue reading “LearnMinder – Teaching kids how to code”

$4 SmartHome

  Firenet is a  Siri-controlled SmartHome installation using $4 ESP8266 modules and free Firebase account   Download / setup Installation instruction, screenshots, information and code on GitHub Features Siri Control Wireless control over $4 ESP8266 modules AC/DC current control RGB LED strip control, Sunrise simulation IFTTT integration Presence sensing Google Calendar intogration Notifications Device shadows (keepingContinue reading “$4 SmartHome”