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...
Helping businesses build developer-led adoption for 10+ yrs.
VP of Developer Relations and Google Developers Advisory Board (gDAB) founding member. 📟 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. ✨ As quoted by: Satya Nadella · CEO of Microsoft — 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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Accomplished engineering leader; who loves the purple color.
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.
Let's talk about web development. I'm a web purist and I don't plan to change that any time soon. Which means I chose to stick with the web platform. I love the web platform. I have seen it grow since 2002.Ahmad Awais
Next.js Absolute Imports and Aliases
Since Next.js v9.4 you have the ability to use absolute imports or aliases for your import statements. I love this feature with all my heart.Ahmad Awais
Making Google Fonts Load ~20% Faster
Google fonts now use the display=swap property to make the CSS file load in async fashion. Gain ~20% faster page load by preconnecting and preloading Google fonts.Ahmad Awais
Generate Gmail App Password to Send emails with 2FA Two Factor Authenticated Accounts
If you have 2FA two-factor authentication enabled for a Gmail account, you cannot use it as an alias to send emails by setting up the SMTP settings on Gmail. For that, you need to generate an App Password and use it in place of your actual password when setting up the SMTP details. How to Generate Gmail App Passwords# Login to your Gmail account [...]Ahmad Awais
Developer Experience (DX) in one word?
Developer Experience (DX) is the experience of using a developer tool or extending your product (meant for developers), API, open-source code, or just about anything that has to do with developers. It's the equivalent of User Experience when the primary user of the product is a developer.Ahmad Awais
Deno: Learn by Example
Deno 1.0 has just been released. It seems to be pretty awesome. Learn deno with Awais and build a couple of example projects.Ahmad Awais
Vercel is the new ZEIT
ZEIT just announced that they have raised a $21M funding and have rebranded the platform as Vercel. This is amazing news. I believe in the mission of making it easier to build, deploy, and ship web apps. Read why I'm so excited about Vercel and Next.jsAhmad Awais
My Open-source COVID19 Tracking CLI Tool
How I Built My Own Teaching Platform
I love to teach. It's a genetic bug in me (both parents and grandparents are teachers, eh). In this post, I discuss how I built my teaching platform for teaching VSCode.pro, NodeCLI.com, and DenoBeginner.comAhmad Awais
Vercel + Cloudflare Domain Setup (formerly ZEIT)
ZEIT is awesome, so is Cloudflare. Learn how to set up a Cloudflare domain with ZEIT Now with full SSL and CDN capabilities. Set up the domain and test if it works well.Ahmad Awais