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After fiddling for two days with webpack and React, I gave up trying to figure out what the best way is to package my React component library for npm, so I had to take it to SO. All articles I could find used a cheap way to deal with it, using outdated(?) plugins for webpack and/or were outdated themselves. If anyone knows how to do this, please tell me over at SO: https://stackoverflow.com/q/...
Debugger chip attached to my brain. That would save me so much time and effort. Also some money from not needing to buy state-of-the-art programming tools.1
I spent my entire morning trying to figure out how Mithril's components work and how to alter state internally, only to realize that in 90% of the cases I will be handling I can actually use a different object for the logic, instead of the same. Learning new things can sometimes be a pain in the ass...
I was just checking a website that a friend had designed for them a couple of years back and I was astonished at how many things were wrong with it:
- No mobile optimization, zero, null, void. There were 20px margins on either side of all the content (including navigation).
- Font size was 12px. Who does that anymore? Isn't 16px a given?
- The h1 element of the website was an image wrapped in an h1. I'm sorry but Google has no clue what the website is about.
- No meta tags, none at all. No keywords or description. The website is 2 years old and it's not even found by Alexa and my website in comparison is two weeks old and I can pretty easily see its ranking and search traffic.
- The speed of the website is abysmal. The tool that Google provides scored a 2 and a 4 for mobile and desktop respectively. This is terrible.
...And I am sitting here doing nothing important with my life, pointing all of these things out, fresh out of college, while some incompetent jerk made a fairly terrible website and was paid a reasonable sum of money for it. This is just sad...3
Am I the only person that thinks Kotlin is entirely useless and will only lead to harder-to-maintain codebases in the future?
God, I was unimpressed when they announced that. Pretty sweet announcements apart from this one, though.13
Why is it so damn hard to get publicity for an open-source project? I mean it's almost impossible to get anyone to even notice you. I've been trying to promote my project in every kind of social media imaginable and still I can't reliably get 50-100 unique visitors to my Github repo in a day. I thought writing the code was the difficult part, but clearly the no-budget marketing is what will be my demise.23