My thoughts on making computers do stuff.

  • Next.js and Airtable: a tale of empowering no-code tools

    December 7, 2020 ・ 11 min read

    Back in June, we received a request to help build a website for an academic non-profit organization (our friends at AAUM), in Braga, Portugal. They needed a website to help spread awareness of the MinhoCovid19 movement, a group of people trying to supply organizations in need (nursery homes, hospitals, etc) with protective materials built by volunteers.

  • Reactive Rails applications with StimulusReflex

    September 30, 2020 ・ 10 min read

    A quick look into making reactive applications using Rails, a tiny bit of Javascript, and StimulusReflex.

  • Spicing up your Rails frontend experience

    August 19, 2020 ・ 10 min read

    Let's take the frontend Rails experience to the next level. Instant page transitions, components, and Stimulus!

  • Building and hosting a Discord bot

    July 30, 2020 ・ 14 min read

    Discord is a great product that has been a source of joy for me, personally. This time, I'm gonna take you through all the steps needed to take your first Discord bot online, and host it safely on the cloud, for free.

  • Let’s slim down on Javascript

    July 23, 2020 ・ 11 min read

    A collection of tips on how to reduce the size of your web apps.

  • Dealing with webfont loading

    June 25, 2020 ・ 6 min read

    Webfonts are amazing, but most websites using them suffer from weird layout shifts and flashes of unstyled or inivisble text. Let's dive in on ways to attenuate that and make your initial website load smoother.

  • A primer on the JAMstack

    January 10, 2020 ・ 6 min read

    The JAMstack is not another boring tech-specific stack. It's a change of paradigm. A shift in how we develop web apps and websites. Check out more about it on this introductory blog post.