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How I built a new year resolutions exercise

Published on 2020-01-06

I've been working in a side project called the LifeBoard for a few weeks now. Its main purpose is to help people identify and achieve their goals by creating habits. We know this seems like a very wide and difficult to tackle problem but we think it's just a matter of creating a service focused on few key principles we've been following in our life for the last couple of years: ... Read more


Create a serverless subscribe form with AWS Lambda function and API

Published on 2019-12-19

One of the best advices I've read online when starting a new product or service is to create a landing page to explain the problem it solves and its features, then share it online to validate if it's something people will be interested in. It's never being easier to built a static site than today, with no code tools like Webflow or sites with templates like SquareSpace. I've never been a fan of this as I always find that when I have to modify very small details, things get tricky and sometimes are just not possible, so for my last side project I decided to use Vue CLI + Vuetify. ... Read more


Using socket.io to create a chat application

Published on 2019-11-13

After doing a lot of APIs and microservices lately, I've been trying to find new ideas for quick demos to improve my skills. In one of the projects I'm working on, I'm planning to include a feed that is refreshed with the activity of the users in real time. I wasn's sure about how to do it and, at first I thought about using RabbitMQ, but after a quick search I found WebSockets and Socket.io. If you want to learnt what WebSockets are, watch this super quick video to understand the basic concepts.
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Vue London 2019 conference recap (with slides and code)

Published on 2019-10-14

On October 4 took place one of the biggest Vue.js conferences in Europe, Vue.london. As soon as I heard about it I marked it in my calendar and bought an early bird ticket. At around £250 it's not a cheap conference but given the quality of the talks, the venue, how well it was organized and all the swag (t-shirts, bags, stickers, discounts...), I think it was worth the price. ... Read more


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


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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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