Snowy EPFL Campus

Jan 24, 2023 | Picture | Switzerland | Vaud

Last week I was at the office, when suddenly it started to snow heavily and you could see the snowflakes falling very quickly through the window. I thought at that moment that it would be worth taking a picture and you can see the result above this text.

State of JS Frontend Libraries

Jan 19, 2023 | Chart | Javascript | Programming languages

State of Javascript is an online survey that since 2016 collects and analyze data from JS developers in order to detect the current trends of ecosystems and identify the upconming trends. Quite interesting!. A couple of days ago the 2022 version was released and the results are quite interesting.

React continues to be very strong both in number of users and its retention ratio (percentage of users who would use a library again). I have been lucky to work this library during the last years of my professional life and despite its drawbacks, I can understand why is stil quite appealing.

It is also interesting to see what happens with the other two big ones (Angular and Vue.js):

While Vue.js has similar retention levels to react, its number of users has not yet reached the same levels. Angular.js interest and retention levels are really low. This is surprising given that it is still one of the most sought after frameworks in the industry.

Right place at the right time in Morges

Dec 30, 2022 | Picture | Vaud | Switzerland

Sometimes taking a good picture involves a bit of good luck and being in the right place at the right time and that's just what happened in Morges, Switzerland a couple of days ago. I was riding back on my bike after buying some coffee, when I noticed the silhouette of the Morges church reflected in the lake, with that spectacular sunset in the background. Definitely a moment that called to stop and take this shot!

Winter World Cup

Dec 5, 2022 | Map | World | Sport

A couple of days ago I was chatting to one of my colleagues that this world cup has been really weird. Leaving aside all the justified controversies about the way Qatar treats migrant workers, the fact that this world cup is being played at Christmas time has been really strange. Since I live in Europe I have always associated this event with summer and people enjoying themselves outside, watching the games and having a good time. That has not been the case in 2022.

Now I wonder if any of the countries that have won the cup before will manage to do it again? Italy didn't even qualify, Spain is out this week, Germany and Uruguay didn't make it past the first round. So it could be Brazil or Argentina again? or European teams like France or the UK? We will see soon, but again this winter cup has lost a bit of its charm.

Amazing Bernese Alps in the Background

Sep 19, 2022 | Picture | Vaud | Switzerland

Yesterday when we were on our way home, my gf pointed out the window and said "look, look there in the background". I couldn't see at the beginning what she was talking about but then yeah, the amazing Bernese Alps where on full display there in the background. I quickly snapped this shot with my phone that you can see in the picture above. Really nice!.

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