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I’m Jose, a software engineer. I live in Madrid with my wife and 2 kids. You can explore my writings here or reach out to me in the networks.

Creating a side project when you don't need the money

I鈥檝e recently launched a side project, a SaaS product to manage absences in companies. It might generate some money in the future and yet, I don鈥檛 need any of it. I know what you鈥檙e thinking. Money is always nice, and you鈥檙e right, but I鈥檓 also working full-time as a software engineer. Any extra income is welcomed but not needed. This is a great path for many creative people. You have the good parts of working for an employer and the benefits of having a side business where you can fully unleash your creativity and learn new things, and learning is so important for professional growth....

April 4, 2021 路 3 min

Good code is invisible

We all try to create good and clean code, projects that are maintainable and easy to change and yet, we don鈥檛 appreciate when we have one. Do you remember the last time you easily change something in your code? Maybe it was a simple constant that was only in one place, or a new parameter in an API endpoint that was fast to test. You might remember but I bet you didn鈥檛 stop to appreciate how easy the change was.

February 19, 2020 路 4 min

How to schedule a post in Hugo with Gitlab

I鈥檝e recently used a nice feature in Gitlab to automatically post my articles scheduled in the future in Hugo and I share how I did it in this article.

November 19, 2019 路 2 min

Why I keep a personal log of bugs

When creating software, you鈥檒l make mistakes. Sometimes they鈥檒l be huge, sometimes they鈥檒l be small but you can always learn from them if you spend some extra time documenting them. In order to learn from those mistakes and try to avoid them in the future you can develop a bug log. We鈥檒l see here what that is and how it works but I promise it helps.

October 24, 2019 路 5 min

How to render a React component in Hugo

In order to render a React component in the static generator framework Hugo, we need to do some adjustments to our theme. In this guide we鈥檒l see all the steps to use JSX too.

October 17, 2019 路 5 min