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I'm Khalil. I teach advanced TypeScript & Node.js best practices for large-scale applications. Learn to write flexible, maintainable software.


I create courses, books, and articles for aspiring developers on Enterprise Node.js, Domain-Driven Design, GraphQL, and writing testable, flexible JavaScript.


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Client-Side Architecture Basics [Guide]
Though the tools we use to build client-side web apps have changed substantially over the years, the fundamental principles behind...
Absolute and Relative Complexity
Determining if the complexity of a problem is related to the nature of the problem or related to the way that we approach solving ...
Enforcing Coding Conventions with Husky Pre-commit Hooks
In this guide, we'll learn how to setup Husky to prevent bad git commits and enforce code standards in your project.
How to Deploy a Serverless GraphQL API on Netlify [Starters]
Exploring two starter projects you can use to deploy a serverless GraphQL API on Netlify with or without TypeScript.
How to Get the Currently Playing Song using the Spotify Node.js API & TypeScript
A quick and straightforward guide to hooking into the Spotify's awesome API to show the current song that you're listening to. It ...
Domain-Driven GraphQL Schema Design | Enterprise GraphQL
A GraphQL schema is a declarative, self-documenting, organization-wide API. It's pretty important to spend a little bit of time on...
How I Write Testable Code | Khalil's Simple Methodology
The single biggest thing that improved the quality of my designs was understanding how dependencies influence my ability to write ...
GraphQL's Greatest Architectural Advantages
There's a lot of advantages to using GraphQL instead of REST on your server, and there's a lot of advantages to using Apollo Clien...
How Apollo REST Data Source Deduplicates and Caches API calls [Deep Dive]
Apollo's REST Data Source does a lot more than you'd think behind the scenes, and that's why it's recommended instead of using a w...
How to Setup a TypeScript + Node.js Project
In this guide, we walk through the process of creating a TypeScript project from scratch with cold-reloading, and scripts for buil...
Where Do Domain Events Get Created? | Domain Driven Design w/ TypeScript
In this post, I explain how good ol' fashioned encapsulation + TypeScript getters and setters enable us to effectively create Doma...

My book on Node.js / TypeScript software design and architecture just pre-launched 📕 (%33 off)!

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Recent Blogs

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5 Ways to Manage Lambda Cold Starts
Jun 27th, 2020 / 6 min read

In this article, you will learn how cold start issues occur, what factors contribute to cold starts, and how to manage Lambda cold starts…

The Three Responsibilities of a Client-Side State Management Solution
May 14th, 2020 / 2 min read

Historically, when starting on a new React project, we’ve had to design and implement the state management infrastructure from scratch in a…

Enforcing Coding Conventions with Husky Pre-commit Hooks
Mar 10th, 2020 / 5 min read

Intro On most projects I've ever worked collaboratively on, someone takes the role of the code cleanliness champion. It's usually the team…

How to use Prettier with ESLint and TypeScript in VSCode
Mar 8th, 2020 / 9 min read

Intro In the previous article in this series, "How to use ESLint with TypeScript", we learned how add ESLint to our project and configure it…



Recently Edited Wikis

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The Dependency Rule
Updated Mar 28th, 2020 / 4 min read
A software architecture rule that specifies the relationship between layers, namely that an inner layer should never rely on anything from an outer layer.
Pascal Case
Updated Mar 7th, 2020 / 2 min read
Pascal Case is a naming convention that promotes naming identifiers using all upper-case words.