Sunil Shenoy

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2019-03-04: Mardi Gras - Sydney 2019

2019-03-01: Week One 🇦🇺 How has your first week been in Australia? One of my close friends asked me this yesterday. He asked …

2019-02-18: New beginnings As I write this, I am waiting for my connecting flight from Hong Kong to Sydney. Somehow choosing a …

2019-01-29: When you love your work, the rest is easy.

2019-01-27: Change Almost at the end of the first month and 2019 promises to hold a lot of change in store. One of my …

2018-12-28: Almost feels like phi phi islands has an “need to have visible abs” requirement to get …

2018-12-15: Three Three I remember being sad when I turned thirty. I was not looking forward to turning thirty, but having …

2018-12-08: Working on my next blog post since 4 days now. Hoping to post it this weekend.

2018-11-03: The new iPad Pro looks so so good. Can definetly see myself using one in future. Now I wonder what …

2018-09-16: Intranet Solution With more companies relying on technology to store and review organisational data, I wonder why …

2018-09-01: LetsEncrypt + Cloudflare Certificate Renewal I spent a lot of time today trying to renew a SSL certificate which used LetsEncrypt. The command as …

2018-08-22: You dont need to learn that new framework Agree with @natekontny on this “If there’s indeed a new problem you’re having trouble solving …

2018-08-19: I made it to 30 today. If you’re above 30, give me your best advice to 40. So many good pieces …

2018-08-09: How do you decide on whom to hire? Have been thinking about this a lot today. When interviewing someone for a job, how do you choose …

2018-08-05: Leaving this here, so that I can come back to it someday Tech Interviewing pro tips thread.

2018-08-05: Been working with flexbox more and more these days and am impressed how easy it makes it to build a …

2018-08-03: Took me a week to migrate all posts over from Kirby to micro.blog for my personal blog. Time to …

2018-08-01: Slowing moving all old blog posts from Kirby CMS to micro.blog. Having an easy to understand and use …

2018-07-15: Travel with friends I recently returned from my second trip to Singapore. I avoid visiting the same international …

2018-06-27: First Open Source Project Wanting to create and maintain an open source project has been on my list for a long time. The plans …

2018-01-19: User Experience Given a choice between spending more time on the User Interface(UI) vs the User Experience(UX) of …

2018-01-14: By yourself vs alone I have had my grammar corrected quite a lot in the last two years. Every time I go travelling with a …

2018-01-10: Excited about the tech Solo developers building a product is not such a good idea I have come to realise. Most developers I …

2018-01-05: Distracted workday 2018 has been great so far, and the most productive I have ever been. It’s not just this week, the …

2017-12-15: Three two I look forward to writing this post every year. Spending time thinking about the year that was, two …

2017-11-30: npm If you work with javascript frameworks, it’s hard to get by these days without using npm. …

2017-11-28: Remote team There is a lot of talk about remote teams being the future of how work will be done. I think it is …

2017-11-27: Competition Software as a service is an extremely competitive market. While talking to a friend the other day, …

2017-11-26: Night-time emergencies Image Courtesy The night team Thanks Pingdom and Scoutapp for ensuring that I wake up during night …

2017-11-25: Product Roadmap Keep it private or make it public? I have always leaned towards keeping the product roadmap private. …

2017-11-24: SaaS is the way forward Software as a Service(SaaS) got a lot of attention in the last 5-6 years, but fewer people seem to …

2017-11-23: Sleep A friend used to like this quote “I will sleep when I ‘m dead.” As a society, we seem to celebrate …

2017-11-22: Where do you get your news update from? There are some many news outlets now. Social media apps, news channels, news apps and blogs. …

2017-11-21: Reasons to not use our framework Why not Expo? More frameworks need to have a page like this. Its good to know what your framework …

2017-11-20: Dealing with negative feedback Its difficult not be angry about negative feedback sent about software that you helped build. I read …

2017-11-19: The best way to learn something Side projects. It’s important to have side projects, especially if you are trying to learn that new …

2017-11-18: Grammarly I recently took an English test and was pleasantly surprised with my total score of the test. 86%. …

2017-11-17: Change is the only constant I have read this quote a lot of times over the last few years. It is so important to come to terms …

2017-11-13: Better time estimates I have built software for a number of startups in the last 8 years. One thing that has been constant …

2017-11-13: Firefox Quantum I have been a user of Opera browser since 4 years now. After having tried Safari, Firefox and …

2017-11-12: Before you start working on a feature According to software development lifecycle these are the different phases involved when creating …

2017-11-11: Optimise for user experience The new JS framework, the new app development framework, that new CSS framework, there are so many …

2017-11-10: It just works Apple made these words popular. Every time they spoke about their hardware product Mac, it just …

2017-11-09: Whats your tech stack? I am obsessed with trying to find out the tech stack behind popular web services. What tools do tech …

2017-11-08: UX Designer What does a UX designer do? I have been thinking about this since yesterday. Whether you land a job …

2017-11-07: Prototype I have never had this be part of my software development approach before. Prototyping the entire …

2017-11-06: Right amount of time to create an app How long should you spend on the initial version of the app? In my opinion, 4 months is the right …

2017-11-05: React Native Packages Some of the packages I have found to be really helpful in apps I have been working on. Vector Icons …

2017-11-04: When will it be launched? This question being one of the trickiest questions to answer. Especially when its about software you …

2017-11-03: How Do You Focus? Continued from yesterday... Writing down tasks I have ignored this advice since a long time now. …

2017-11-02: How Do You Focus? A few people have now told me about this book, Deep work. In an ever so distracted world, it hard to …

2017-11-01: Imposter’s syndrome I have had this blog post in my unread tab since about a week now. I haven’t experienced imposter …

2017-08-25: Travelling alone? I have been travelling across Malaysia for the last one week and I have been asked this question …

2017-05-13: IT Sector and what’s next The last few days have been all about how the IT sector in India is collapsing. The top 7 IT …

2017-05-09: Moving away from hourly billing We’ve largely moved away from billing by the hour. Two main reasons: :: It sets up a negative …

2017-05-08: React Native - Part 2 After writing about React Native the last time, I never got around to writing more about my …

2017-04-21: So long… I have never stared at a blank page for this long, but after 20 mins of looking at this screen, I …

2017-02-07: What does success mean to you? I have been thinking about this question since the last 4 days, ever since reading this post by Josh …

2017-02-04: Guilty of missing tasks 2017 has been a welcome change for how I looked at my task list. A lot of this has to be due to …

2017-01-18: Pixel Flood Attack ImageMagick is a great tool which helps create, edit, compose, or convert bitmap images. If you use …

2017-01-06: Textmate 2 My first text editor when I started using Mac was Textmate 1. I had heard good things about Textmate …

2017-01-05: Medium Medium recently announced that it’s laying off 50 staff members to renew focus. Renewing Medium’s …

2017-01-04: React Native Cross platform mobile frameworks have always been how I built my mobile apps. A big reason for this …

2017-01-03: Travel Diaries: Andaman n Nicobar Islands I recently took a trip to Andaman with a few friends. If you have never been to Andaman before, I …

2016-12-16: Unwavering Focus A really good TED talk. We are never thought how to focus and wonder why we are distracted all the …

2016-12-15: Three one Crossing over to the other side of 30’s. Mayur shared this image with me a few hours ago. After …

2016-11-26: Migrating from Site5 Following my previous post about server setup for web applications, I have now moved this blog from …

2016-11-25: Server Setup For Your Web Application I have been wanting to write about server setup’s for web application since a long time, but I found …

2016-11-24: Last minutes changes You’ve spent a week or two working on this feature. You’ve spent time testing it and everything …

2016-11-23: How to run a company with (almost) no rules

2016-11-22: Fighting against a current habit If you are building a B2B software application you are fighting against a current habit your target …

2016-11-21: The most difficult challenge when building anything...

2016-11-20: Reviewing Code Not sure when reviewing code became a habit, but it is now part of routine before deploying new code …

2016-11-19: Quit Social Media My research on successful professionals underscores that this experience is common: As you become …

2016-11-18: Time Estimates Programmers are often said to be optimistic about how long a feature / software takes to develop. I …

2016-11-17: Better Defaults Working on a new feature is always a good learning experience. One of the learnings today was the …

2016-11-16: Your product is already obsolete This post is worth a read. Your product is already obsolete

2016-11-15: Work Smart Life is Short. Work Smart. Have fun. That’s the slogan of Brightpod, a project management system for …

2016-11-14: What Next? The first few months and years of running an online business is really exciting. Designing new …

2016-11-13: Demonetisation If you live in India, demonetisation of Rs 500 and 1000 notes is what everyone has been talking …

2016-11-12: Complain or help fix it Come across something which does not seem right? The first reaction is to complain about it on …

2016-11-11: Test Driven When I started learning how to write software, the apps I built were really simple. Page hit …

2016-11-10: Over Engineer Or don’t. I have been working with a colleague on building a timer this week. What started out as a …

2016-11-09: Towards a better nation Indian government yesterday made a bold move and banned all 500 and 1000 rupee notes. If you had a …

2016-11-08: Addicted to progress Incremental improvements every day. This has to be the best lesson I have learnt this year. Have a …

2016-11-07: Platform as a Service Like most developers I like to spend time configuring servers and tweaking OS settings. Trying out …

2016-11-06: Takes a long time Building a product is a long term investment. If you are planning on building a SaaS product or a …

2016-11-05: Lets rewrite this Thats the first reaction to taking over a project from another developer or other agency. Code …

2016-11-04: Launch it already It’s very rare that I get to have this conversation with a client. “Launch it already. We can …

2016-11-03: Make it easy to switch A good design is important, so are the basic features which your app needs before it is launched. …

2016-11-02: Side Projects I can’t stress how important side projects are. You should have one too. They have always been my …

2016-11-01: Macbook Pro Last week, Apple announced their latest version of Macbook Pro. Most people on my twitter timeline …

2016-10-25: We Make Shitty Software An old software slogan at Living Videotext: “We Make Shitty Software… With Bugs!” …

2016-10-08: It’s not all about the numbers. Too many business owners want more sales, higher traffic, more subscribers, and more likes, but …

2016-05-04: Taking time off I love my work. A bit too much actually. The last 4 months have been really good. I have been more …

2016-02-06: gaug.es I enjoy looking at analytics like any other person who has a online blog or website. It is …

2016-01-03: The big three o I usually write this a day before my birthday, but since I have been travelling the last 30 days I …

2015-10-09: Yours if you want it. But you can also learn to be more empathetic, passionate, focused, consistent, persistent and …

2015-09-24: Writing when travelling Maintaining a writing schedule while travelling is tough. You are in a different city and have a …

2015-09-16: Sharing work in progress It’s difficult to like things when you initially start developing it. The structure is not in …

2015-09-14: HTML to Wordpress “WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog” …

2015-09-13: Play the long game I know so many people who don’t play the long game. It’s tough, I understand it …

2015-09-12: Work can wait We believe Work Can Wait is an important notion. 9pm on Friday night is not work time. 6am on …

2015-09-11: Your product idea matters There are new tools, softwares and blogs being launched every day. If you follow reddit, product …

2015-09-10: Hey Siri Event Ever since owning the first Apple product (MacBook (13-inch, Early 2008)), I have always followed …

2015-09-07: tabrisjs If you are trying to avoid learning Swift / Objective-C / Java to create an iPhone /Android mobile …

2015-09-06: Record Exceptions Programmers are usually optimistic about their code. Most of the code I have read over the past few …

2015-09-05: Knowledge is for sharing Being open about how you run your business is difficult. It takes effort from people in your company …

2015-05-17: App Only Myntra.com an ecommerce shopping site went App only a few weeks ago. One of the reasons why Myntra …

2015-05-17: Travel Diaries - Australia I returned from Australia a month ago. Took a while to get back to the daily routine after spending …

2015-03-27: Laravel I have spent the last 2 weeks re learning Laravel. I last remember working with the framework in …

2015-03-17: Building reliable software Creating reliable software is difficult. When you start to create the initial version of the …

2015-03-01: Do you give up on ideas? I have been asked this question a few times in the last two weeks. Do you give up on ideas if …

2015-02-27: The Ridge Truly inspiring. Wants me to improve my biking skills and explore the nature more.

2015-02-08: Quite period I used to always wonder what people who worked on software applications did with their time once the …

2015-02-05: Asking is the hardest job Asking for money is hard work. Asking for money takes courage and a belief that there is real value …

2015-01-25: Next step 2015 is off to a great start. Of all the resolutions I made ( there were about 15), I managed to …

2015-01-16: Nobody tells this to beginners

2015-01-11: Email Expectations Too many emails is a problem we all face. A lot of emails make its way across the 3 emails accounts …

2015-01-04: Prototyping mobile interface I like designing user interfaces. From designing for desktop, I am now making the jump to designing …

2015-01-02: The Hidden Costs That Engineers Ignore Some really good information in this article. If you build web applications for a living an article …

2014-12-31: you have ruined javascript I could not have said it better. you have ruined javascript What the fuck is wrong with you people? …

2014-12-26: Writing down your goals I have read about this quite a lot. “Write down your goals” and “Write down what you want to get …

2014-12-20: Videos to watch this week Lightning Talk: Silence by Chris Powers from Groupon Engineering on Vimeo. William Van Hecke - Your …

2014-12-15: Plus one 2014 went by really fast. I don’t remember 2013 being like this. This year has been really …

2013-10-21: Change I woke up at 4 a.m this morning and this is the first time that I can recollect being awake this …

2013-09-09: 2 months and thank you, internet The last 2 months have been interesting. After dealing with immense personal / work issues, it’s …

2012-12-15: Two Seven Birthday’s are a good time to reflect back on how the year has been. Most people reflect back during …

2012-09-02: Things I learnt about gym and exercise It will be two years, today, since I started going to the gym and exercising. I am happy to report …

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