Max Rozen

Max Rozen

Thoughts by Max Rozen.

Passionate about GraphQL and Frontend.
I also run OnlineOrNot, a GraphQL testing service.

How to get started with side projects

April 06, 2019 • ☕️ 4 min read

Side Projects. Employers say they love them, your peers seem to all have them: how do you get started?

An appreciation for stubbornness

March 20, 2019 • ☕️ 1 min read

There are few moments in a career that can significantly alter your course - let me describe one I experienced a couple of years ago.

How to implement tab-based navigation with just HTML and JavaScript

March 07, 2019 • ☕️ 4 min read

If you've ever used React & React-Router to implement Tab-based navigation, you might want to know how to do it in pure HTML and JavaScript.

Things I've learned while trying to bootstrap my own SaaS

February 27, 2019 • ☕️ 4 min read

If you think you can start a SaaS business just because you can write code, you're in for a rude shock

On demonstrating your value as a Software Engineer

February 03, 2019 • ☕️ 4 min read

The company you work for likely has several departments that can't fathom the cost of hiring you. Here's how you can fix that.

Tales of refactoring a frontend mono repo

January 13, 2019 • ☕️ 4 min read

An article in which I describe the experience of fixing 'best-practices'

The books I read in 2018

January 02, 2019 • ☕️ 1 min read

A list of books I read in 2018

2018: Reflections on trying to start an internet business

December 31, 2018 • ☕️ 7 min read

A review post on what I've done this year in terms of trying to start an Internet business

How to fix: pg-promise can't resolve pg-native

November 17, 2018 • ☕️ 1 min read

A Fix for the error message 'pg-promise cant resolve pg-native'

Ideas for testing and monitoring GraphQL servers

October 16, 2018 • ☕️ 3 min read

Ideas for testing and monitoring GraphQL servers

Thoughts on Measuring Developer Efficiency

October 06, 2018 • ☕️ 3 min read

Thoughts on Measuring Developer Efficiency

On server and web app reliability, and the rise of the Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)

October 03, 2018 • ☕️ 2 min read

On server and web app reliability, and the rise of the Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)

Start your own app with React, GraphQL and Serverless architecture: Part 3 - Let's build a GraphQL backend!

August 16, 2018 • ☕️ 6 min read

Start your own app with React, GraphQL and Serverless architecture: Part 3 - Let's build a GraphQL backend!

Start your own app with React, GraphQL and Serverless architecture: Part 2 - Deploying to a real domain name

August 15, 2018 • ☕️ 5 min read

Start your own app with React, GraphQL and Serverless architecture: Part 2 - Let's get this running in production

Start your own app with React, GraphQL and Serverless architecture: Part 1 - Server-side Rendering, Serverlessly!

August 08, 2018 • ☕️ 7 min read

Start your own app with React, GraphQL and Serverless architecture: Part 1 - Server-side Rendering, Serverlessly!

How to learn TypeScript

August 05, 2018 • ☕️ 1 min read

How to learn TypeScript

Apollo Vs Relay: Picking a GraphQL Client

August 04, 2018 • ☕️ 4 min read

Apollo Vs Relay: Picking a GraphQL Client

Side Projects: Another one

June 23, 2018 • ☕️ 1 min read

Side Projects: Another one

How to fix 'rule is not a function' error

June 15, 2018 • ☕️ 1 min read

How to fix 'rule is not a function' error

Tips for making Server-side rendering in React easy*

June 04, 2018 • ☕️ 3 min read

Tips for making Server-side rendering in React easy*

Generic tips for a new developer starting in 2018

May 25, 2018 • ☕️ 2 min read

Generic tips for a new developer starting in 2018

Learning server-side rendering in React with GraphQL

May 15, 2018 • ☕️ 2 min read

Server-side Rendering in React with GraphQL

2017: A Recap

May 06, 2018 • ☕️ 3 min read

...5 months later

So I had an idea...

February 26, 2018 • ☕️ 3 min read

A retrospective on my entrepreneurial endeavours of the past week

Run your own GraphQL server

February 21, 2018 • ☕️ 1 min read

Setting up your own GraphQL backend - step 1 PART 2 of my Welcome to GraphQL resolvers series

My First hackathon

February 14, 2018 • ☕️ 3 min read

An overview of my approach to my first ever hackathon

What's new in JavaScript ES6?

February 13, 2018 • ☕️ 2 min read

Going over new features that definitely aren't compatible with Internet Explorer 11

Setting up your own GraphQL Backend Resolvers

February 11, 2018 • ☕️ 1 min read

Setting up your own GraphQL backend - step 1 of my Welcome to GraphQL resolvers series

List of BaseCS resources

February 09, 2018 • ☕️ 5 min read

A list of resources from BaseCS - basics of Computer Science

Getting started with Terraform

February 07, 2018 • ☕️ 1 min read

Getting started with Terraform - step 0 of my Welcome to GraphQL resolvers series

How to setup MailChimp with GraphQL

January 16, 2018 • ☕️ 2 min read

How to add MailChimp to your GraphQL resolver backend - surprisingly easy to do!

What is GraphQL?

January 04, 2018 • ☕️ 3 min read

What exactly *is* GraphQL? Using NodeJS and AWS Lambda to illustrate an example

My Side-project: https://JobsOk.io

December 20, 2017 • ☕️ 2 min read

A rundown of my latest side-project: A job board dedicated to Digital jobs

How to resolve 'X defined in resolvers, but not in schema' with babel-plugin-inline-import

December 12, 2017 • ☕️ 1 min read

Showing how to resolve the dreaded 'Query.X defined in resolvers, but not in schema' issue when your X is **definitely** defined in both

How to style react-select with styled-components or emotion

December 11, 2017 • ☕️ 1 min read

A quick how-to code dump of how to use the popular CSS-in-JS libraries with react-select

Static Blog Time!

December 10, 2017 • ☕️ 1 min read

Here's hoping I actually keep writing!

Billdivider.com

July 03, 2017 • ☕️ 2 min read

Divides your bills!

NGHBR

July 03, 2017 • ☕️ 1 min read

A hyperlocal social network for the suburbs

Can I Go Outside Yet?

July 02, 2017 • ☕️ 1 min read

A simple way to check if it's worth going outside today