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By the end of this post, I hope I will have convinced you to choose Ghost (Pro) for your blog.

Since I am using Ghost (Pro) it is only fitting that my first post be a review of the product. Also it makes it easy to choose the topic for the first post I want to write about!

I’m a fairly technical guy & I have always…


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It’s high time we break the monolith architecture in the front-end, the way it’s broken in the back-end: stateless, componentized, tech-agnostic & separate!

Websites today are still made the same way they were 20 years ago, with a cumbersome monolithic approach to building sites, storing data, and delivering content. It’s time for a new way to build the web. — GatsbyJS’s Founder Kyle Mathews

After experiencing development using React & Angular, I have nothing but pure loathing for the current state of front-end web development.

Especially with the Agile and it’s weekly delivery mandate, the monolithic approach to front-end development…


Dgraph: World’s most Advanced Database

With great pride let me introduce you to the best in class Database, & why you must be using this for every project going forward.

A while back I was dreaming of a project, that I thought had a lot of potential, and started scouring the internet, for the right technology, to make it happen.

I was new to System Design, so I just went blindly through the top of the list for every technology, to make the backend.

Turns out the technology at the top of the list may have been the best in the previous century, but in…


Ghost (Pro)

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After using Ghost (Pro) for a while, I have discovered, learnt, & implemented a few niceties, that can help you while authoring content & beyond.

Themes from Ghost Marketplace do offer a lot of features, but they miss out on few essentials and nice to haves.

Then there are some hacks that we need to employ, in certain situations, which I will be going over as well.

Tips & Tricks

1. AMP Customization


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Svelte is probably the best front end framework till date, given how little mess it leaves in the runtime and how little boilerplate it adds in author time.

It’s simple just like Handlebars (albeit without 2 curly braces), yet powerful. It takes Handlebars further, by facilitating updates of the DOM, event-handling, frontend-backend communication and much much more.

Frameworks are not tools for organizing your code, they are tools for organizing your mind. — Rich Harris

Rich Harris — Rethinking Reactivity — YouTube

Reasons

Here’s a list of all the reason front end development should happen using Svelte.

1. Truly Reactive

React is an awful…

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System design interviews are open ended, with no answer that’s 100% effective. All we have to do is weigh options and put forth the best one forward.

Here are some of the aspects to keep in mind while designing your next large scale system.

1. Microservices

What is a micro-service architecture and its’ advantages — Gaurav Sen — YouTube

Monoliths used to be the way of life. A single system capable of doing everything.

Breaking the responsibilities into bite sized micro services is the best way to scale up systems. …


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In a previous post, I put forth 15 reasons FAANG companies are worth the effort of prepping for interview. It would be unfair if I don’t post how we can make it happen!

A little disclaimer before we begin. I have yet to get an interview for any of the Big Four. I’m a fellow aspirant such as yourself, but having prepped for it several times I’m a bit used to the process.

Several resources exist and I’m going to lay them out in an organised fashion for your kind perusal.

1. Pick a Language


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Interviewing at FAANG is daunting, heck even getting an interview at one of them is difficult, and downright unfair. But getting into one is worth it!

FAANG is an acronym for Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netlifx, Google.

Sure you may not like what Facebook stands for, or Amazon’s for that matter. But that’s a topic for another day.

However that’s not the reason I’m writing this post.

I’m merely reiterating some of the reasons you already know, but you need to be constantly reminded, to keep true to your goals.

Also this list is entirely from an outsider’s perspective, I may…

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