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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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.
When recording a screencast (video tutorial) I like to hide my cursor. It’s distracting to see a cursor hanging around for no reason. Leads to a bad user experience, many times you think of it as your own cursor and try to move it away while watching a video — only to realize it’s not yours, and you’re stuck with it. Trick [...]Ahmad Awais
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) 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