Omar Shishani

Podcast – Overthinking

A brief podcast talking about how letting go of overthinking seems to help me enjoy life, and get faster towards my goals. This is almost counterintuitive, since I often think that thinking about issues so much helps me cover all the bases.

Podcast – Coding Meetup; Working on React Native projects for new contracts 🔥

Talking about going to my first coding meetup since before covid in NYC and meeting some new people. Also, talking about moving into more React work and branching out and learning new skills when it feels like I’m stagnating at my current position. Being bored at work is unacceptable for me. If that is happening, …

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How to Watch Sass in Only Certain Folders in VSCode (Live Sass Compiler)

This post is in regards to the “Live Sass Compiler” VSCode plugin. Sometimes we want to “Watch Sass” in only certain folders. For example if we have some plugin files in our project folder, we don’t want to watch all it’s containing Sass files when we click “Watch Sass”. See this post as a video …

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How to Group State and Pass it Down to Children with React Hooks

Sometimes we have a React component that needs to pass many state values to its parent. Sometimes we even have grandchildren or props several generations deep that need to set state to their grandparent. See this example: Instead of passing all of that state as props to the child component, we can actually just save …

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What are the Different Parts of HTML Text Input Elements For (in React and normal HTML)?

The HTML “text” input name For a text input, the name is part of the data sent to the server when the form is submitted. The name is paired with the input’s value, and these are sent to the server in the form name=Chris (if your input value was “Chris”). value The value of an …

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