April 6, 2021
I've started a little late on those pesky new years resolutions. So late in fact, that I'd forgotten what I have for them exactly. No matter, one thing I know I need to start doing is blogging.
I sometimes get caught up with too much fiddling with my blog set up, but that should be no excuse not to publish a few posts every week. Since I started watching @aliabdaal's YouTube channel, I KNOW that I should start documenting what I work on everyday. And even if I fiddle about with my NuxtJS blog setup, I should still write a post about my fiddling, you know, "document, not create".
Since I started to trade options for an income, I wanted to build personalized tools that help me with tracking and analyzing my trades. And probably the most important is writing about all I learn while doing it. At this point, nothing is up at Grok the Greeks, but I anticipate blog posts around options trading along with tools for tracking trades, trade journaling, and analyzing options plays. I will build this with the Phoenix framework for Elixir, mostly because I've been learning it, but it's also definitely well suited for the problem when I integrate the tools with my brokerage and/or data feed(s). Also, it doesn't hurt that @balajis has a vote of confidence in the language.
Lastly, after working with Laravel in a client project, I started looking for something like that using TypeScript, and I've found it with AdonisJS. I have a site that is just a collection of tools for my freelance consulting business that just requires a simple CRUD app, and what better way to manage it than to use AdonisJS for it. I don't imagine needing to scale this app, so I don't feel I need to even wait for AdonisJS 5.0 to reach beta for me to start using.