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On our journey towards reaching our goals, we get so locked in with the vision of reaching them already. We get this moment where when we close our eyes, we can see our goals already within us.

A journey or a process is usually a long trial and error situation. You will fail and fail many times. But, you get back up again because you already have this mindset where whatever happens you will be able to achieve what you want.

As you continue on your journey or process after you encounter hardships, I want to ask you a question…


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Cloud run is a Google service that allows you to deploy a containerized application into the cloud. It also manages your infrastructure by automatically scaling up and down depending on the traffic.

Let’s say your application has no traffic during midnight, it will scale down, and that allows you to reduce the cost of resources. I think this is similar to Heroku Dyno where it sleeps whenever there is no traffic. In other words, you only pay when your code is running.

Due to my limited experience with Cloud Run, I won’t be able to tell you more details and…


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In the last two weeks, I’ve been constantly trying to learn how to surf through the waves of life. It keeps on coming at me with bigger waves and I don’t know how to handle it. I don’t know how to ride the surfboard and go through the waves.

Being aware that I kept on failing, I tried even harder — contemplating and putting most of my energy into it. But I still failed to do it. I don’t know anymore what to do. I feel like I’ve already exhausted every logical thing I should do.

In my experience, I…


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Life offers a lot of surprises, isn’t it so? There are some things that logically make sense but other things, we can’t seem to comprehend how it happened. How many possibilities exist beyond our logical thinking?

Maybe we just don’t realize how we are interconnected with each other.

They say we meet someone in our life because there’s a purpose behind it. A purpose that soon we will be able to realize. How come a stranger be one of the people that are important in my life?

It was an unusual afternoon, I was in a hospital accompanying my auntie…


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Every December of the year, a free event called Advent of Code is open for all the software developers to join to challenge themselves, explore new technologies, and improve themselves through these puzzles.

The event starts on the first day of the month until the 25th. You can say it is barely a 4 weeks coding practice to you. No limits or rules on what stack you want to use; you can use anything! Each day you will be faced with two parts puzzles that you need to finish to complete the day.

This year I’ve participated in the event…


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2020 is one of the years we might never forget in our entire life. It contains a lot of challenges, explorations, and unexpected changes personally and even worldwide.

Before this year starts, we’ve set out different plans on what to accomplish this year. We’ve set out new goals to accomplish for our development. We’ve set out a promise to ourselves to the things we want to do consistently. It was a fresh new start, a fresh new beginning.

But, life has its own way of doing things. Life has its own natural course.

Earlier this year we were faced with…


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As human beings, we have the ability to transform ourselves into any form. We have the ability to be whatever we want. If we want to be a snail, we can be. If we want to be an ant, we can be. Of course, we can’t shrink down to their own size but we can be like them if we think like them and act like them.

As we work on transforming ourselves into whatever we want, it’s important to remember that it will not be a quick expedition. …


Supercharge your VSCode with Snippets (JavaScript & React)
Supercharge your VSCode with Snippets (JavaScript & React)
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On every iteration of our development, part of our goals is to make our code consistent, faster, and efficient. The better we write the code, the better we can create software.

Most of the developers I know especially on web development uses VSCode as their primary editors. And so I thought maybe it would be great if we could create code snippets that will help our friends, teammates, or colleagues write better code. Maybe, we can. Maybe, yes.

The snippets that we’ll be creating are for JavaScript developers that use React. …


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We all have a lot of goals and dreams we want to achieve in our life. Goals and dreams that we’ve been aiming for and dreaming for a long time. Maybe some of us have dreams that we were dreaming of since we were a child.

I have goals and dreams that I’ve been aiming for and dreaming for a long time. They are still on my list, some have no progress and some have progressed now.

There are times I question myself if some of those things are something I totally want. There are times I get afraid of…


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Have you encountered when you are working on a project and you want to upgrade a dependency but you can’t do because you will have to migrate a lot of code?

Let’s say I have this as my package.json and I want to upgrade the package formik to the latest version. The latest version is standing at the version 2.2.0 which is a little bit far from our current version.

We want to upgrade formik to the latest version so we can take advantage of the new features and other new improvements.

But for some reason, we can’t just…

JM Santos

Improvise, Adapt, Overcome

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