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How to check if a JavaScript object is empty

I had the following snippet of code and wanted to log an error only if whatever the block receives is an actual object with actual values. Needed a solution. The code calls a smart contract getter, using Web3.js , retrieves whatever the return value is, and returns its plain text representation…

Does reading in a foreign language affect learning?

This is not the usual type of article you’d expect from me. It’s a more detailed description for a question I asked on Quora — Does reading in a foreign language affect learning? . The point is that I’m not sure if and how does reading in a foreign language affect learning. How does it affect what…

My fear of publishing

Here's a funny story: I have around 70 unpublished articles in various stages of evolution — from only an outline and a title all the way to fully fledged articles. I also have four book ideas out of which two are almost done , five or so courses that are fully outlined as well as a host of product…

Blasphemy! Multiple microservices, shared database.

Here are some of my thoughts on microservices. It's a small rant, but if you bare with me, you'll also get some value from it. We’ve come to believe that some microservices rules are set in stone. The microservices cargo-cult is getting bigger and bigger. You need to have 30 services and each of…