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Building PayForSpace – adding a new way to validate transactions

I’ve started to build this app called PayForSpace really fast and one thing I don’t like about this thing is that I am forced to make compromises. After I checked out the Elrond gateway documentation, I saw that I am only able to get the last 20 transactions and that includes both sent or received...
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Building PayForSpace – Episode 2

Wow, my second stream already. This time I’ve streamed for a little bit more than 2 hours. I’ve continued working on the PayForSpace app and added some new features: Every box has an identifier Each box type has a price We created a new database table and a table to store data Once anyone buys...
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Building PayForSpace – Episode 1

Well… the good news it’s that the hard moment of starting the first stream in a foreign language has passed! Yeah, today I had my first almost-2-hours stream on Twitch where I started building the PayForSpace app. I’m gonna embed the Twitch recording here at the end of the post, but first, let me summarize...
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I will start streaming and live coding this week

I have been watching a ton of live coding lately and I really think it is something powerful and nice of other developers. Then, I saw this tweet by Florin Pop: I don't care when people say that coding streams will never be as big as gaming streams. You might be right, BUT, I'm going...
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On taking bold stances (WordPress vs FLoC)

Google is known for wanting to know as much as possible data about its users so those pieces of information can be worth more when selling. That is what FLoC, their new idea, basically does: they are trying to replace cookies with a new thing so they can go around regulations, especially in the EU....
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How I started my programming journey

I always had a thing for computers now that I think about it. I was maybe 5 years old when my dad bought a 386 computer with MS-DOS on it and I was blown away by it. I used to have two “games” in MS-DOS that I could play: a starship shooting bullets and floating...
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The problem with perpetual licensing

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know should know by now the perpetual licensing pattern: you buy a license to certain software, you receive updates for a year or two, depending on the license, then you stop receiving updates for the app and you can use that version forever. The main problem with...
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Pro Tip: Don’t overcomplicate content storage / the database from the start

Part A – The problem I’m currently working on a fairly complicated project that basically is a single-page app having just a quiz. Based on the answers you give, you receive a special report and solution at the end. Something regarding loans and financial stuff. The problem is that those questions must be editable from...
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My 2021 setup

We, the developers, tend to look at other fellow developers and copy ideas for our workspaces and setups. Don’t you dare to say it is not true :)! Have you ever seen a beautiful screenshot of an IDE and immediately downloaded the same font and applied it too? I’m not sure anyone would want to...