I am Desmond Lua, been programming and building apps for 20 years and still loving it. Looking forward to being a programmer for life.
This blog serves as an online repository for my
- Technical HOWTOs
- Code snippets
- Setup & Configuration
- Research / Reviews / Recommendations
- Codes I keep forgetting (and keep googling)
Most online tutorials suck because the writers didn’t use the code they demonstrated in production (they just learn enough to write a blog post about it). I do it the other way around: I wrote the code for an actual app, then I document the process with practical notes and caveats (what didn’t work, common errors, etc.). I probably use the tech for the first time, so the learning process is still fresh in order to create a practical guide for newbies, but it might lack some depth and comprehensive coverage.
I write in short and concise point form, as I don’t have to boost vanity metrics like word count. It is fast to read and good as notes, but it might not be suitable if you need a long-winded explanation of things.
I frequently search this blog for answers which I have forgotten, so I have the opportunity to fix some mistakes or confusing text.
Feel free to follow me at @d_luaz or email me (
desmond.lua at domain name).