By Gabriel Poça

  1. The Worst Decision Of My Career

    A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be patched up to make it work. You have to start over with a working simple system

    On September 25, 2020
  2. React state management and side-effects with Redux and RxJS

    Over the years I worked on many front-end projects. I don't always enjoy it, but I've found some libraries that make it more pleasant. One of those libraries is RxJS.

    On June 9, 2020
  3. How to program Vim using Ruby

    In this article, I hope to demonstrate how you can program Vim using Ruby.

    On September 4, 2017
  4. How to build offline web applications with CouchDB and PouchDB

    You may have heard about Progressive Web Apps (PWAs). These are web applications that leverage the new Web APIs to look and feel like native applications. There is plenty the web can do today that was only available to native applications before.

    On April 20, 2017
  5. Subvisual Weekly #12

    I'm proud to introduce the top geeks: Miguel and Fernando.

    On October 14, 2016
  6. Subvisual Weekly #11

    Last week was awesome. On Friday, everyone got together for a company hackathon. There was paper, code, and food all over the place. We even had a delicious meal prepared by a guest.

    On October 7, 2016
  7. Subvisual Weekly #9

    I can tell that something's off. Boxes are laying around on the floor, unorganized. People show up at our door asking us to taste food. Phones are ringing all day. And everyone is tense. Everyone but Laura; she's just pulling her hair off.

    On September 20, 2016
  8. Weekly #8

    There's just one thing I need to be ok: alone time. Being by myself is how I recharge and find the motivation to keep going. Knowing this, just imagine how sweet it sounded when I was invited to go to the UK to work with a client at his office. It happened last week, and it was music to my ears.

    On September 13, 2016
  9. Subvisual Weekly #6

    Our new office is great. The team is growing, so the extra space and meeting rooms help maintain our sanity. We'll be hosting the next editions of BragaJS and BragaUX, so it's the perfect excuse for you to visit us and see it.

    On August 29, 2016
  10. Subvisual Weekly #5

    On August 22, 2016
  11. Subvisual Weekly #3

    I'm lucky to have a friend who really knows how to bring people together. He is the brains behind everything our group of friends does, whether it's a Christmas dinner, a summer picnic, or a trip somewhere. We know that he makes sure it happens.

    On August 8, 2016
  12. Subvisual Weekly #2

    Last night I left home to have a drink with a friend. Next thing I know I'm at the office's door. This has been happening a lot. My mind wanders into the future, and my body goes into auto-pilot. Sometimes the mind wanders so deeply that you forget what you were up to in the first place.

    On July 29, 2016
  13. Subvisual Weekly #1

    Our journey begins in the sunny city of Braga, as we adventure ourselves through the tall, green, grass. We were not prepared for this. But we pushed through. An empty Pokédex and just one Pokéball in our pockets, ready to take on the world.

    On July 22, 2016
  14. A bridge between Redux and Meteor

    The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how to use Redux on a Meteor application.

    On April 28, 2016
  15. A better reset for the mobile web

    Mobile web applications are expected to work differently from desktop applications. They need to feel responsive to the user's touch. Having worked on a couple of mobile web applications in the last year, I found that I always start by changing the browser's default appearance and behaviour. This article contains my setup to make a mobile web application feel more like a native one.

    On April 9, 2015
  16. Offline Web Apps with Meteor

    In this blog post I'm presenting a solution to make Meteor apps work completely offline. In fact, Meteor apps already work offline, as long as the user doesn't close the browser.

    On November 26, 2014
  17. Tutorial: HTML Audio Capture streaming to Node.js (no browser extensions)

    I'm taking the time to write the tutorial I wish I had some months ago. My task was to set up some user voice recording mechanism in the browser. It should record for about one hour, non-stop, saving to a server. The idea was to use the getUserMedia API. No browser extensions should be used.

    On June 24, 2014
  18. Dipping the toes in Phonegap

    Like most developers I know, there is a list of things I want to learn and experiment with. Mobile development was on the top of that list until last December, when we took a day off for an internal hackathon and some of us got to work on a mobile app.

    On May 21, 2014
  19. Using calc() for responsive CSS

    If you implement responsive design then CSS's calc() is a must-know feature.

    On January 7, 2014