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A visual guide to React Mental models, part 2: useState, useEffect and lifecycles

I love mental models. They’re crucial to understanding complex systems, allowing us to intuitively grasp and solve complex problems. This is…

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A visual guide to React Mental models

I’ve learned that the biggest difference between someone that has mastered a language, framework or tool and someone who hasn’t lies in the…

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Migrating 5 years of WordPress to Gatsby

Back in 2014, I had the incredible idea of starting a blog. At the time I never imagined I’d write over 130 articles in 5 years. My blog has…

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Hiding your hero in plain sight: Duncan Idaho and the genius of Frank Herbert's Dune

Frank Herbert is considered by many to be one of the best science fiction writers of all time. He wrote the classic, astounding and eye…

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Best quotes from "Atomic Habits" by James Clear

I loved this book, it offers a fantastic, usable framework to create new habits and to change old ones. You can find my in-depth review of…

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Best quotes from "21 lessons for the 21st century" by Yuval Noah Harari

Anyone you talk to will readily admit that the world it’s facing many challenges. Each society needs to deal with its own issues, but we…

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My Top 5 Books of 2018. With Short Reviews and Highlights.

Reading books it’s generally considered an honorable thing to do with your time. Everyone agrees that reading books it’s good, even though…

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On world building, Twenty One Pilot's Trench, and creativity.

I’ve been listening to this one album for more than a month now. I usually listen to music while coding, and whenever I want to play music I…

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Can we predict the future? And should we believe those who say so?

Imagine you can choose to have a special mental ability. Predicting the future and influencing other’s behaviour might be two of the best…

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La importancia de tener un modelo a seguir.

Esto es algo relativamente nuevo para mi. A pesar de que siempre estuve consciente de lo que aquí escribiré, nunca tuve la oportunidad de…

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