antonio ufano


Understanding OAuth2 authentication to use Google APIs

Published on 2019-05-12

Up until now I've never had the need to use any of the Google API's but recently I needed to get the information of all the flights I had taken in the last five years and, although I have the information of those in my Google Calendar, the app doesn't allowed me to extract it so that was the perfect opportunity to dig into how Google API's work. After a quick research in the Calendar API documentation, my plan was to build a small command line application in Node.js that would: ... Read more

Adding reCaptcha to a Laravel form

Published on 2019-03-11

One of the most annoying things of having a form in a website is seeing it being targeted by spam bots. In this article I'm going to explain how to get rid of them (or at least most of them...) by integrating Google's reCaptcha in our form. ... Read more

My Linux (OS X look alike) desktop setup

Published on 2019-01-22

During 2018 I've been running Ubuntu in my personal laptop and, although overall I like running Linux, I wasn't fully sold on Gnome. Animations were slow and sometimes my desktop wasn't as fluid as I think it should be on an Intel i7 8550u, 16GB RAM and a pretty fast NVMe SSD. In addition, half of the time I'm using OS X at work and switching between them was a bit of a pain. After trying different desktop environments, like Mate and even different Linux distributions I think I've finally found a setup I'm really comfortable using. This is how it looks: ... Read more

My 2018 year in review

Published on 2019-01-06

I started the year working on my personal website, polishing a few things in the back end and redesigning the front end after getting some feedback from friends. In March I published it, along with my first three articles. The idea was to publish articles mainly focused on Laravel as I was pretty focused on learning it. To be honest, I thought I was going to be able to publish around 10 articles by the end of the year, but I finished with 13 and, although I started writing about Laravel, I ended up writing about APIs, Node.js, TDD.. even Machine Learning!  Not bad. ... Read more

NPM behind the scenes and publish guide

Published on 2018-11-15

Lately I've found myself in a situation when I have to reuse some of my code in different projects and I've ended up just copy pasting functions or entire files from one project to another. This is not very practical as I have to browse between projects and it always takes a while until I found what I'm looking for. Luckily NPM is here to help as we can use it to publish and install reusable pieces of code (packages). In this article I'll explain how NPM woks behind the scenes, and the different ways to publish your own JS modules so you can reuse them in other projects or just share them. ... Read more

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My name is Antonio, I'm from Zamora (Spain) currently living in London and working as a freelance developer.
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