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Aadi Bajpai
Aadi Bajpai

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What's your favourite side-project?

You know, that one thing you made for just your own use but is pretty cool.

I'll start: I was pretty annoyed at having to manually update my rรฉsumรฉ every month or so. With things like download numbers, it gets outdated pretty fast.

Enter DynamicLaTeX. Auto-updates stuff every day and deployed to Heroku. Pretty nifty, imo.

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๐Ÿ”ฎ auto update LaTeX documents with the latest numbers and info

DynamicLaTeX ๐Ÿ”ฎ

Your LaTeX document always has the latest numbers when clicked. Originally created for updating LaTeX resumes.

Highly extensible.

๐Ÿ“œ Usage

  • Define this new command in your LaTeX document:
\newcommand{\py}[1]{\textit{\%#1\%}}
  • Wherever you want to format the dynamic variable, use the command as:
\py{<variable_name>}
  • Add your LaTeX code in resume.tex.

  • In main.py, add the same variable names and updation function to template_values. That's it!

Serve your pdf by running main.py. I've used my name in the endpoints so do change that with your own :)

There are a few updation helper functions provided in updater.py already as well.

โ” Why?

I use it to get the latest downloads count for SwagLyrics and SwSpotify then write that so the resume is always up to date Previously, I had to update the download count manually. Now, it's accurateโ€ฆ

What's something you made to automate the boring stuff?

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Carl Mungazi

I'm currently re-building various parts of the frontend stack from scratch. So far I've started on a UI framework and also built a testing library and a module bundler. You can check it out here

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zurez-sgig

Hi when is Part 5 coming out
Really loved the series. An eye opener it is.

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Carl Mungazi

Hey - glad you like it. Itโ€™s ready, I just need to edit it. Hopefully in the next fortnight.

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zurez-sgig

Thank you. By any chance can we expect something on how Redux works with React and what is RxJs?
I have never been able to understand how these stuff works from inside and your tutorials make sense.
I know this is a lot to ask. But as I said you are a good teacher. :)

Thanks ,
Zurez

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Hari Haran๐Ÿ˜Ž

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