The Productivity Tools I Use

In this post, I talk about which productivity tools I use for my work as a developer, my personal development projects and my personal life.

11 June 2020

A Small Script for Responsiveness

I recently wrote a small script using TypeScript that can be used to determine the size of the view port using the breakpoints as defined by Bootstrap.

2 June 2020

BookJournal 1.0.0 Released

I am happy to announce version 1.0.0 of BookJournal has been released! The program is free and available for Windows, macOS and Linux.

21 May 2020

Introducing BookJournal

I am excited to announce the first public release of a program I have been working on for the past year or so. It is called BookJournal and is exactly what the name says it is: a digital book journal.

11 August 2019

Batch Convert 4-Space Indentations to 2-Space

While adding a linter to an old project, I wrote the following bash script to convert 4-space indentations to 2-space indentations. This example recursively looks for *.js files starting at the script’s location. Of course, it can be used for any type of file though by simply changing the extension.

1 March 2018

Automatically Compile SASS Using Node.js and Express

For about two years I have been using Grunt to compile my SASS files into CSS for projects for work as well as for personal projects such as this website. This workflow has served me well and I still use it for most of my PHP-based projects. However, I’ve come up with an even easier and faster solution for my Node.js-based applications.

4 December 2017

Using Redis Sentinel with Docker and Marathon

Using Redis Sentinel with Docker and Marathon is a relatively complex procedure that requires every instance of Redis to be able to communicate with all other instances.

18 November 2016

Using Redis Sentinel with Docker Compose

This article describes how to create a failover solution using Redis Sentinel and Docker Compose.

14 November 2016

Working with Linux in Windows: Linux Server in VirtualBox

I have written before about having to work in Windows 7 with Docker which only runs natively on Linux, macOS or Windows 10.

1 November 2016

Debugging Node.js in a Docker Container with WebStorm

Node.js + Docker + WebStorm is not an unusual setup for Node.js developers, but there is nonetheless surprisingly little information available about how to setup debugging in WebStorm while running a Node.js application locally in a Docker image.

25 October 2016

Resize an NSImage Proportionately in Swift

For the past couple of days, I’ve been working on a small project for OS X written in Swift where it was necessary to import an image and scale it down proportionately based on a given width and height.

18 June 2016

Node.js: Fixing a memory leak in Express MemoryStore

When using a combination of Express and krakenjs in your Node.js application, there is a feature enabled by default which automatically leads to a nasty memory leak.

16 June 2016