Cleaning and Recycling Old Projects (or How I Simplified my Build)

Sometimes projects run for so long they get dusty. Not maintaining them will leave them to wither and slowly fade away. Even worse is when parts of your projects are too outdated to work and too scary to touch.

I was writing for my blog occasionally, but the system it was built on was terribly outdated and didn’t work properly anymore. I haven’t had the courage or time to actually fix the underlying system. It was time to change this.

In this article I want to take you through my process of dusting off and cleaning up an old project to breathe new life into it all without starting over completely from scratch.

Cleaning and Recycling Old Projects (or How I Simplified my Build)

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Leveraging Hooks to Fetch Data Async in React

Most of the React mindset is thinking synchronous and has a lot of similarities with functional programming. Output is generated based on input and is calculated at each render. This means that handling information which is not available at the moment of rendering a bit harder.

This article aims to give a solution to this problem using React Hooks.

Leveraging Hooks to Fetch Data Async in React

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The Value of Not Working

Since going freelance I learned about the value of not working at all, and how it affects me and my work when I actually do work for clients.

These are my insights in how I feel like I struck a good balance between working for clients and working on my own projects (or not working at all).

This article is not strictly meant for freelancers, but also people working on a payroll.

The Value of Not Working

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Presenting Thyme Premium

At the start of this year I started working on a little project called Thyme to make tracking my time easier.

Like a lot of services and apps, the idea came from having to manage data through Excel sheets, which did not really hold up in the long run.

Almost a year of improving the platform here and there in my spare time I am launching my fun project as a paid service!

Presenting Thyme Premium

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Two Sites on One Domain, with Netlify.

Recently I started hosting my open source projects on Netlify because of how easy (and free) it is.

One of the web app projects I made was in need of a website, but I didn’t want to pollute the app’s repository with the website’s source.

I found out that it’s possible to have Netlify show multiple sites on the same domain name. I’ll try to explain what the problem is I was trying to solve and how I solved it.

Two Sites on One Domain, with Netlify

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