tl;dr: When I’m logged into a SaaS app, it’s super hard to access the company’s homepage unless I log out. I want...
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VP of Developer Relations (DevRel, DX Eng., Dev Content Docs) at RapidAPI. I'm Hiring! 📟 Edutainer at Node.js CLI Automation course (100 videos · 22 Projects) & VSCode.pro course. Over 36K devs learning. 🎩 Award-winning Open Source Engineer & Dev Advocate 🦊 Google Developers Expert Web DevRel 🚀 Mars Ingenuity Helicopter code contributor 🏆 8th GitHub Stars Award recipient 🌳 Node.js foundation Community Committee Outreach Lead, Member Linux Foundation, OpenAPI Business Governing Board, and DigitalOcean Navigator. ✌️ Author of various open-source dev-tools and software libraries used by millions of developers worldwide ⓦ WordPress Core Developer 📣 TEDx Speaker with 100+ international talks. 🔥 Satya Nadella · CEO of Microsoft, said — Awais is an awesome example for developers. 🙌 Leading developers and publishing technical content for over a decade 💜 Loves his wife (Maedah) ❯ Read more about Ahmad Awais. 👋… Awais is mostly active on Twitter @MrAhmadAwais
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purple is genius!
I like computers, problems, and using the former to solve the latter. I believe in elegance over adequacy, thoughtfulness over impulse, and the wonder of the world as we see it. I have been developing and designing web pages since the early days of tables and spacers. And no – I’ve never used the scrolling marquee with Comic Sans fonts.
Improve Developer Experience: The /home shortcut
tl;dr: When I’m logged into a SaaS app, it’s super hard to access the company’s homepage unless I log out. I want every company to do a “domain.tld/home shortcut so I can check out their homepage. Do that; it’s an excellent developer experience. As developers, we often find ourselves constantly switching between [...]Ahmad Awais
Wordle Solved: Reverse Engineering and Hacking Wordle
The story of how Awais reverse-engineered the famous Wordle game and built not one, not two, but three small tools to help developers and non-developers solve Wordle.Ahmad Awais
Developer Relations Rap Song (Use it if you will)
[Verse 1] We’re the Developer Relations team, at the top of our game We bring developers and the company together, it’s a beautiful thing Our tools are the best, with features that impress But without a strong team, it would all be a mess [Chorus] We’re the glue that holds it all together Without us, the company would fall [...]Ahmad Awais
🐙 RapidAPI DevRel 2021 Year in Review: 20M Developers, Learn Platform, Teaching & Helping Developers!
It’s 8 am on a fine Saturday morning. I’m sitting here in the park at Union Square, San Francisco — prepping for the company 2022 kick-off next week. The work new year has just begun. Yep, today it’s December 74, 2021 (😅 not a typo). I can’t help but look back at 2021, a year well spent. In this blog post today, [...]Ahmad Awais
Won MongoDB Innovation Award: Front Line Heroes 2021 “corona-cli”
Dev Ittycheria, CEO at MongoDB, has awarded Ahmad Awais with the MongoDB Innovation Award 2021 for the category of Front Line Heroes. Project: corona-cli.Ahmad Awais
My Open Source Code Contribution to NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Goes to Mars 🚀
When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut—exploring space and whatnot. But I was afraid of heights, told my mom I'll settle as a scientist who'd invent things like rockets. Later I became an Electrical Engineer — switched to Computer Science and wrote a lot of open-source code. Less did I know my code will make it to Mars one day.Ahmad Awais
GitHub Stars Award
After creating open-source software for about a decade, I've been awarded a GitHub Star by folks who run GitHub. Wrote a little something about that.Ahmad Awais
I Helped 9.5 Million Developers Solve Coding Issues via StackOverflow
Ten years ago, I started giving back on StackOverflow. Today I’m celebrating that I have managed to help over 9.5 Million developers find solutions to their coding issues. That led to a 25,922 reputation and a top 0.37% profile this year. Humbled! 🥳 I studied Electrical Engineering in college and attempted Computer Science exams as [...]Ahmad Awais
Hiring the DevRel A-Team
I have some pretty big news. I am hiring and extending RapidAPI’s Developer Relations (DevRel & DX) team. A team of developers, program engineers, developer advocates, and dev-community advocate roles. And I want you to be a part of it! This is your chance to join a DevRel A-Team and make a difference for over 50 million developers [...]Ahmad Awais
My Command Line Audio Video Workflows with FFmpeg
If you know anything about me then you know I love automating anything and everything. I even have a complete course on building automation CLI tools with Node.js. In this post, I am sharing a couple of super useful ffmpeg workflows. FFmpeg is a free and open-source software project consisting of a large suite of libraries and programs for [...]Ahmad Awais