I just finished watching the Netflix miniseries, The Queen’s Gambit.

It’s a great show and if you haven’t watched it already you may want to stop reading now. This post is full of spoilers.

There’s been a lot of analysis on the final game with chess experts racking up millions…


Last week, I was approached by a friend regarding a freelance job she’d been offered. She wanted to know the benefits of freelancing and whether it was an opportunity worth pursuing. She isn’t the first person to approach me; many people wonder why I freelance. …


There are a lot of simple tricks that can massively speed you up as a developer and save a lot of keystrokes.

Here are a few hidden gems that many programmers I meet aren’t aware of. Many are aimed at beginners but a few of these will help experienced developers…


Our team recently won the Olim in Tech Hackathon. Twenty-five teams entered and over 100 people participated. This article discusses what we learnt from it. The second half is more technical, so if that’s what interests you feel free to skip the first few sections.

Despite the bold title, this…


A short collection of quotes by highly successful people on failure and its celebration.

Marc Andreesen

“I’m old-fashioned. Where I come from, people like to succeed… When I was a founder, when I first started out, we didn’t have the word ‘pivot.’ We didn’t have a fancy word for it. …


I work as part of a team of freelancers and the typical projects we do use React/React Native, NodeJS, GraphQL. This post is aimed at those interested to learn how we build full-stack apps, and as an onboarding tool for those that join us in the future.

These are our…


I recently launched a mini side project that catalogues the latest investments in Israeli high tech:

It’s a simple site: one page containing a list of the 20 most recent investments that have happened in Israel. It also has a Google Sheet connected to it which acts as the database…


I recently started using TypeORM in a project with MongoDB and thought I’d share my thoughts on it.

TypeORM is typically used with SQL databases, but also has basic MongoDB support. Before I deciding to use TypeORM I tried doing some research online, but not too much came up. Others…


A friend of mine looking to start a company has asked me to help him on the tech side.

He is in the process of raising seed funding and comes from a non-technical background. He is building an app that will need to be available across web, iOS, and Android…


If you’re a Javascript you likely make use of many npm packages. There are times a package has a bug or doesn’t do exactly what you want. This post details a few different ways to work around this.

I have often found myself wasting hours trying to make a one…

Eliezer Steinbock

Founder: Skilled.co.il & Draft Fantasy. Full stack JavaScript Engineer. https://elie.tech

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