Working remotely, at your own time, own place. It’s great! Right? Well, that’s what it might feel like at the start, but after working from home for a long time, the dark side of working remotely starts to show up.

Don’t get me wrong. Many people dream of working remotely and it’s great, mostly. But as with anything good, there are also cons of working alone at your apartment, sitting in front of the computer all day long.

One of the major side effects of working from home is feelings of depression, anxiety, and loneliness.

Here are 7 ways to battle the feeling of isolation and loneliness while working from home:

1. Force yourself to reach out to others

When working in an office…

Unless you have been using Notepad or Notepad++ as your choice of text editor, you must be using something like Sublime Text, Atom, or VS Code.

If you came to me a few years back asking which text editor is best, I would have said, go use an IDE. But that’d the back-end developer in me talking, I guess.

But as I started to get more and more involved in front-end development, I started using text editors for front-end development, along with IDEs. My first choice was Sublime Text. …

Laravel is a great back-end framework for server side logic implementation. It has intuitive code structure, great documentation and very active community. Although the learning curve for Laravel is a bit steep, the payoff is also great. Laravel provides out of the box security tools for the application. With all that being said, while I was building my REST API using Laravel, I found the performance starting to slow down as the APIs grew larger.

So, I thought I’d do a post on how to optimize a Laravel back end system for maximum performance. In larger projects, performance is a…

The pandemic has forced most of us to work from home and whether we like it or hate it, we better get used to it. In this series I’ll talk about some of the things I have learned over the last couple of months of working remotely, that helped me make sure that I stay healthy, fit, and productive.

So, first thing’s first. We need to set up our workspace properly. …

You would think that being a knowledge worker, your greatest asset is your mind, which is true. But if your tools can’t keep up with you then you can’t be as productive as you could be. The right tools can increase your productivity and speed without compromising on quality.

Here’s a list of top 11 free tools that I use almost on a daily basis and think every remote working engineer should check out. Some of these you probably use everyday. …

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