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Create your definitive automatic newsletter signup form for free

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Over the past few months, I have tried several services to build custom signup forms. The majority of them are not free, or when they are free they come with too many limitations. Moreover, several websites do not allow you to embed forms created with them. …


How to effectively use the spaced repetition method

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My memory is bad. Unbelievably bad. Yet, I know at least 30,000 total words in 4 different languages. This is not an easy goal to achieve, especially for anyone like me who struggles hard to remember new terms and expressions. But learning new languages is one of my favorite hobbies…


CEOs taught me that technologies are nothing more than tools

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Since I became a freelancer, I have been working with several startups all over the world. Most of them were just born. Consequently, I thought that one of my main tasks was to help them choose the best technology stack. But I could not be more wrong. This is what…


This approach allowed me to reach 250k views and 100k reads

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Exactly 4 months ago, I wrote an article to share the story of how I reached my first 100k views on Medium.

Today, I celebrate 250k views. Plus, today I reached 100 comments and 100k reads, making this day even more special.


Do not invest in foreign countries before you are familiar with their culture

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Two years ago I moved to Sirmione. This small Italian town is one of the most gorgeous and appreciated places by tourists in Europe. In particular, it represents a dream destination for wealthy people looking for a place to enjoy their retirement. Consequently, there are so many rich people living…


An article that does not address the why is purposeless

The Power of WHY
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I have been a professional writer for over a year now and still have much to learn. At the same time, I feel enriched by this experience. In fact, turning writing into a habit has changed my way of conveying messages forever. But this would never have happened if I…


What language learners do not want to talk about

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Today I celebrate three years in the language learning community. Since my first day of this journey, I have tried to be a serious student. Moreover, I have been exploring this fantastic world with insatiable curiosity. Therefore, I have tried most of the apps and methods out there. …


Avoid using native SQL queries by registering native functions

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JPA supports native SQL natively. This is useful when you want to take advantage of the unique features of the database in use. On the other hand, native SQL queries are not database agnostic, and this might turn into a problem.

For example, when switching from MySQL to PostgreSQL or…


Allow clients and customers to effortlessly start a chat with you

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A few years ago, messaging apps entered the market. Since then, they have become increasingly popular, reaching billions of users. This has made them the most convenient way for people to get in touch with each other. …

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