Me & My Blog :)

Hello!!! ๐Ÿ‘‹ ๐Ÿ˜บ ๐Ÿ‘‹

I'm Nafis and you are welcome to my personal slice of the web ๐Ÿ˜š. In this blog, I write about SaaS, digital products, software development, and tech in general. Occasionally, I also write about my thoughts on miscellaneous matters - mostly books ๐Ÿ“š, ideologies ๐Ÿค” and learnings โœ๏ธ.

A little bit about me ๐Ÿ˜…

I'm a product-oriented software developer currently working at a Swiss๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ startup, , where I joined as the 1st engineer ๐ŸŽ‰ ๐Ÿฅณ ๐ŸŽ‰ ย back in Jan 2021 with a heart full of dreams ๐Ÿฆ„ and with a passion to enable the creator economy ๐Ÿคฉ for anyone, anywhere. And here I'm creating SaaS products for creators to make their lives easier, simpler and happier and helping them automate the admin stuff and boring chores. When I'm not coding ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป, I'm most likely reading a book ๐Ÿ“– (or listening to one ๐Ÿ˜œ), writing an article โœ, or sharing a meme ๐Ÿ˜.

Technologies I work with ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ

I wanted to write about all the technologies I h Here's a non-exhaustive list of technologies I work with, or have worked with in recent past. NOTE: the emojis are very very symbolic ๐Ÿ˜…

    ๐Ÿ‘‰ Programming Languages I've Dabbed Into
  • Javascript/Typescript ๐ŸคŸ - still couldn't figured out the nuances tho ๐Ÿฅบ
  • Dart (used with Flutter only)
  • Python - for web dev, AI/ML and data analysis
  • Golang
  • Rust ๐Ÿคฉ - they've got amazing docs
  • C and C++
  • Java and C# ๐Ÿคฎ
  • Oh and..., learning Haskell & Scala rn. They're rad.
    ๐Ÿ‘‰ Databases I've Tasted
  • NoSQL databases: MongoDB, Firestore ๐Ÿ˜ป, DynamoDB, Redis, Neo4j
  • SQL databases: PostgreSQL ๐Ÿ’– and MySQL
    ๐Ÿ‘‰ Frontend Fun I've Had
  • UI Libraries: React ๐Ÿฅฐ (and Preact), Vue, Svelte ๐Ÿ˜…, Next.js ๐Ÿ”ฅ, Nuxt.js, Angular ๐Ÿคฎ
  • State Management Libraries: Redux (mostly withy Redux Tookit in React projects), MobX, Zustand (love the simplicity) ๐Ÿ˜™, xState ๐Ÿ˜…, Recoil
  • Styling and Layout: Tailwind ๐Ÿš€, Styled Components ๐Ÿ˜…, Sass/SCSS, Styled JSX
  • Data Fetching: React Query, SWR ๐ŸŒŸ, Apollo
    ๐Ÿ‘‰ Backend Stuff I've Done
  • BaaS: Firebase, Hasura, AWS Amplify
  • PaaS: Heroku ๐Ÿ’—, AWS Elastic Beanstalk
  • Serverless: The serverless framework (serverless.com) ๐Ÿ‘, AWS Lambda, Google Cloud & Firebase Functions ๐Ÿ’–
  • Frameworks: Express, Koa, Nest.js ๐Ÿคฉ, Phoenix, Prisma
    ๐Ÿ‘‰ Other Tools & A Touch of DevOps
  • Testing: Jest, Cypress, Mocha, Chai, Chromatic, Percy (Visual Regression Testing)
  • Logging: Sentry, LogRocket
  • CI/CD: Github/GH Actions ๐ŸคŸ, Gitlab with CI/CD, CircleCI
  • Other: Vercel ๐Ÿš€, Docker ๐Ÿ™ƒ

Outro

I consider myself a generalist and love to learn and try out new programming languages and frameworks over every other weekend. Currently I'm pretty obsessed with serverless, JAMstack, React & Node.