Eyas's Blog

Occasional musings on software development, tech, the Middle East, and anything else.

Use AsyncPipe When Possible

I typically review a fair amount of Angular code at work. One thing I typically encourage is using plain Observable s in an Angular Component, and using AsyncPipe ( foo | async ) from the template html to handle subscription, rather than directly subscribing to an observable in a component TS file. Subscribing in Components Unless you know a subscription you're starting in a component is very…

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What, other than hypocrisy?

Close to half a million Syrians have died in the Syrian Civil war since 2011. In Aleppo alone, since 2012, over 100,000 Syrians have been killed. As of 2015, the UN puts the estimate of civilians killed by the Syrian regime at 250,000. Other estimates range from 150,960 to 470,000. More Arabs have been killed by Bashar Al-Assad since 2011 than by Israel since 1948. More Arabs have been killed by…

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A fifteen year-old lesson from New York

Reading Gloria Steinem’s My Life on the Road gave me many treasured lessons. Many are relevant on election years. One is especially relevant on the heels of the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and particularly during an election year where fear and Islamophobia are on the ballot. As a large portion of Americans react to fear of terrorism and religious-inspired radicalism with…

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Reconsider! Are College Students Really Demanding 'the Right to be Comfortable'?

Originally published on Medium, see Reconsider! here. There is an empathy gap with how many academics and others view the issues happening on college campuses today. Take a step back and notice that many participants of these movements are people of color, especially women of color, trans and gender-non-conforming people, etc. Their experience is not your experience. Sometimes, in an attempt to…

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The Evolution of Bernie Sanders on Race

Bernie Sanders flip-flopped too, and that’s okay. People keep mentioning Hillary Clinton’s shifting on issues as a mark against her, but as she explains, this is only evidence that she is a person who responds to new information and develops their opinion, not a block of granite . Sanders, too, has shifted left on race issues and gun control in the past several months . This is a wonderful thing…

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