Alex Kondov

Alex Kondov

Blog of Alex Kondov - I write code during the day. Play Dungeons & Dragons by night. Lift weights in between.

To UI Engineering and Back Again

October 07, 2019

This is going to be one of those once upon a time articles so buckle up and prepare for a story. When I wrote my first lines of code I wasn…

How Good is TypeScript?

September 05, 2019

You may be asking yourself if using TypeScript for a project is a worthwhile investment of your time. The hype around it is high…

Architecture of Express Applications

May 06, 2019

When I started my first job I worked with PHP. We built WordPress projects - sites, ecommerce and the occasional plugin. After I did that…

Finding Long Term Motivation

April 30, 2019

In the past to be successful and accomplished you needed to have access to information. At first you needed it to understand your surronding…

Design Systems #3 - Creating a Lean Design System with React

March 11, 2019

In the previous two article in the blog I wrote about the importance of design systems and how implementing a lean one can have a massive…

Design Systems #2 - A Lean Design System

February 28, 2019

In my previous article I wrote about the importance of using a design system even in our small side projects. I touched on the benefits of…

Design Systems #1 - What is a Design System?

February 08, 2019

In the scope of this article I will explain what a design system is, how it works and the benefits it provides even for small hobby projects…

React and the Intersection Observer

January 23, 2019

Everyone who has worked in web development knows how important it is to provide good UX for the users of your application. A big part of…

Jiu-Jitsu and Becoming a Better Developer

January 14, 2019

In the beginning of each year we start looking back at what we accomplished in the previous one and what we didn't. We look back at the…