Category Archives: Coding

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Revelations of Bitech: A React Odyssey

Once a function, twice the hooks,
Every day, a new component cooks.
Slowly rendering in the dark,
A virtual DOM, leaving its mark.

Code spinning, mind abstracting,
Designing UI, forever adapting.
In the night, debugging, whining,
Of people’s expectations, intertwining.

The code grows, complexity arising,
Error messages, oh so mesmerizing.
Yet we persist, pushing through the fear,
For in React’s embrace, we find cheer.

Props and state, they dance together,
Creating interactivity, a bond that’s clever.
Components, like building blocks, align,
Forming a user interface divine.

Hooks and context, the tools we adore,
Reusing logic, our coding score.
Zustand stores, managing state’s flow,
The architecture evolves, like winds that blow.

CSS styles, styled-components gleaming,
Transforming the visuals, a designer’s dreaming.
Responsive layouts, media queries align,
Making our app, oh so sublime.

React-router, navigation’s guide,
Routing paths, to journeys we stride.
Fetching data, API requests sent,
Asynchrony embraced, with every event.

A data grid, displaying rows and columns,
Sorting and filtering, it solemnly summons.
Table pagination, endless rows to scroll,
Visualizing data, the developer’s goal.

Once a favour, twice the work,
But in React’s realm, we never shirk.
For with every line of code we write,
We bring ideas to life, with all our might.

A much needed break

Since the beginning of the year I’ve noticed that I’m edgy and quick to get agitated. I started flaming out on people. It felt like I lost the drive in programming. I lost my will to live. I felt used.

Forward a couple of months. I took a break. We went on holiday for a week and I had time to clear my head. A few weeks before I completely stopped working after hours. My day job and after hours contract jobs started clashing. 13 Hours a day, 6 days a week really eats your time and energy.

With more free time started looking in doing different things. My idea was, by getting away from the computer, my inspiration and drive for programming will come back. Funny how things turned out though. I bought myself a Yamaha YZF450 dirt bike and started doing En-duro and off road trips. The adrenaline helped me get my mind off things.

Forward a month or two, I now own a Kawasaki KLR650 and I’m biking again. Can’t wait to do a proper weekend trip. I’m also doing 3D Printing now and we are cutting stickers and vinyl.

I’m only focused on my day job at the moment and the future of the company. Our development stacks seems to be fixed on Go-Lang, React and PostgreSQL. Interestingly with the changes and people leaving, things are better. I’m dealing with less back-end bugs and frustration.

We will see where my development journey leads. Money is not everything and time is precious.

The schedule of nightmare street

Once a favour, twice the work

Every day short an hour

Slowly creeping in the dark

A schedule from a far.

Code spinning and mind crying

Designing however trying.

In the night whining

Of people defying.

The code grows

It’s all terrifying.