Failures and stories of 2020, hopes and dreams of 2021🎊

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Hey there 👋 Happy New Year of 2021. The tradition is settled already, to extend thanks and warm wishes not only to my blog readers, those who bought my yet to be updated book, and those who use my online products! 🙏🏻

Other previously published blogs are the 2020, 2019, 2018. Those that never made it are 2017 and 2016, and a procrastinated of 2015.

2020 wasn’t that great from a life and product development perspective in general, but really rewarding from personal and career perspectives, writing, and I wish that was the…


Failures and stories of 2019, hopes and dreams of 2020🎊

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Hey there 👋 Happy New Year of 2020. Can you believe it is an end of a decade ? As it is becoming a tradition now, I would like to thank you for reading our my, motivations and suggestions you send to me be in public or private really make me sticking to my pen(keyboard)! It is always nice to hear from you, and I can’t thank you enough for that.

As part of this new tradition, I will extend thanks and warm wishes not only to the blog readers, but also to those who use my online products or…


Testing Node.js Applications Book Cover

Testing Nodejs Applications became a book ;-)

The book is available on the following platforms: Amazon, Google, Apple, Leanpub and Gumroad

The content of the book at glance

  • Objectives — Why, What and How to test
  • Setup — Making testing environment suitable for work
  • Workflow — Automation Tools for productivity
  • Project Layout — Conventions for nodejs Projects
  • Modularization — Transitioning to small modules
  • Servers — Strategies to test nodejs servers.
  • Routes — Testing Authenticated REST endpoints
  • Configuration — Tuning depending on environment
  • Middleware — Testing Middleware in isolation
  • Controllers — Testing Route Controller in isolation
  • Utility Libraries — Starting from…


Stuff we did together in 2018 and what is cooking for 2019🎊

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Hey there 👋 Happy New Year of 2019. Thank you for reading our blog — Your appreciations, suggestions and love shoot through the roof this year, and I can’t even find words to thank you enough.

Like it is becoming a tradition, Here is a highlight of 2018 accomplishments and shortcomings, as well as 2019 agenda, hope you enjoy new year head 🙏🏻

2018

  • Elon Musk’s BFR had a successful maiden launch and Aretha Franklin passed away, Bito O’ Rourke succumbed to Tedd! A roller coster of mixed emotions ~ that is how I will remember this year.
  • As promised…


Lead generation tools to boost and sustain your business growth

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Intro

Have you ever wondered how to “constantly making the right people aware of your product existence”? All marketing strategies boil down to that same bottom line.

Besides, how do you define your “right people” anyways? This question is well answered by your market research analysis. Even though it is beyond the scope of this post, it worth to mention that you should do it while evaluating your “product/market fit”.

The persona willing to pay you for your product, should always be in mind while plotting your next marketing stunt. …


Does it really make sense to raise your first round or bootstrap?

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There is an ever ending discussion between bootstrap-pers and round-raisers on where operational costs should come from. The reality though is running out of cash is the worst nightmare both camps can have.

This blog is a part of “The Productive Solopreneur”, a series of articles about tools that help Solopreneurs to stay sane and productive. If you are more into technical stuff, read “AppEconomy” series instead.

The obsession of growth makes most young tech companies strategize about raising the next round before strategizing about how to make customers happy if they have any.

Lack of paying customers, known among…


finance analytics tools to give insights on where your money is spent

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This article is more of sharing the stack of applications I use. Here is a suggestion of 5-ish tools to help you better manage your money, and answer give you answer to where your dollars are being spent.

This blog is a part of “The Productive Solopreneur”, a series of articles about tools that help Solopreneurs to stay sane and productive. If you are more into technical stuff, read “AppEconomy” series instead.

  • Mint ~ This Nerd Wallet and Level Money are more of personal finance applications. The basic idea is to connect your bank account to one of the apps…


Tools to familiarize with trends for educated UI decisions

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It is a common miss-conception that design is only a designers job. The same applies to other fields such as marketing, programming, distribution and many other fields that will induce you to question the meaning of the whole teamwork thing.

This blog is a part of “The Productive Solopreneur”, a series of articles about tools that help Solopreneurs to stay sane and productive. If you are more into technical stuff, read “AppEconomy” series instead.

Teamwork is not about being an expert in every aspect of the business, but being able to contribute input even on things you are not expert…


Tools that can help you make sense of data and discover missing features

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As an extension to a well-known paradigm in software engineering of test-driven development, data-driven development is a data-driven decision-making process that helps to create new products or improve existing ones based on data interpretation.

This blog is a part of “The Productive Solopreneur”, a series of articles about tools that help Solopreneurs to stay sane and productive. If you are more into technical stuff, read “AppEconomy” series instead.

You don’t need to be a genius to understand that customers are willing to pay for something that improves their lives. …


CoWorking Space tools to help managing a CoWorking space

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The photo above was taken at Royal Bank Tower — located on 360 Saint-Jacques Ouest in Montreal , Canada. You may wonder what a bank’s corporate office has to do with a CoWorking space!

This blog is a part of “The Productive Solopreneur”, a series of articles about tools that help Solopreneurs to stay sane and productive. If you are more into technical stuff, read “AppEconomy” series instead.

That would have been reasonable, haven’t the Royal Bank of Canada phased out the building in 2010-ish. An idle landmark spot gave opportunity to Crew founders to repurpose it into a CoWorking…

Pascal Maniraho

Web lover, code crafter, beer drinker, created http://hoo.gy, Montrealer, and training to run a half-marathon :-)

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