Hello & Servus!

My name is Manuel Penaloza. I live in Austria and work as a web & software developer building things to enrich the internet and internal business processes. Doing so, I'm a big fan of considering and regularly auditing the aspect of "software has to support business success & goals". Find me on Twitter: @manpenaloza.

Understanding Javascript Promises - a short story

April 10, 2020

Understanding Javascript promises can be a little tricky. Let's make a short story taken out of life to show how Promises work.

Gatsby Themes, Gatsby Starters 🤔 - what's the difference and what to use

April 04, 2020

Gatsby Themes, Gatsby Starters 🤔 - what’s the difference and what to use When I started to build a website using GatsbyJS for the first…

Life Hacking Weekly #1

March 26, 2020

Upfront: This post is part of a series I started and explained in this initial post. The main idea is to ensure learning progress dealing…

Life Hacking Weekly

March 18, 2020

During these days of COVID-19, I thought a lot about those concepts and suggestions popping up regularly on social media dealing with “learn…

From NodeJS-based Javascript to machine code ⚭ C++ code compilation for fans of the NodeJS programming language

March 13, 2020

Not a single minute in my whole life I’ve spent actively learning C++. Yet I post an article about C++ code compilation? Doesn’t sound like…

Homeoffice like a boss! How to work well and productive within your own 4 walls.

March 12, 2020

Photo by Alisa Anton on Unsplash 🏡 💻 is not a work option I’ve done for years just because it’s been trendy and cool. Done correctly, it’s…

What are those PeerDependencies in a NodeJS project?

April 13, 2019

PeerDependencies, one of the terms that brought up confusion to my mind when I first got the PeerDependency warning in my terminal. In this blog post I'll write down what I found out about NodeJS PeerDependencies in a way that also might help others to better understand this topic.

src/.../styled.js - stairway to Styled-Component's CSS-in-JS heaven

March 24, 2019

Take a deep dive into the practical entry file to the Styled-Components library. The src/../styled.js file works hard to provide you an API that's tons of fun to work with.

My new personal website

March 12, 2019

This is my first post on my new website. That’s exciting! Also because this stuff is written and parsed from a markdown file using the…