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You Don鈥檛 Need To Pay for the OpenAI API During Development

If you鈥檙e developing or thinking of creating an app that leverages the OpenAI API but don鈥檛 want to put down your credit card until you鈥檙e sure you have something, I have good news for you. In this article I鈥檓 going to show you how you can create a backend API which is compatiable with the OpenAI API. However, when running this API locally during development, we will use the Llama3 model running locally on your laptop....

July 10, 2024 路 6 min 路 Arsh Sharma

How to Approach Technical Content for Dev Tools Companies

I鈥檝e been creating technical content for quite some time now. Initially it was just a hobby - I just liked learning new things and talking about it. Then I started doing it as part of my work as well. When I joined my current company we were still a pretty early stage startup so a lot of our focus was mostly on execution. We would brainstorm ideas and areas we wanted to talk about and then I would write technical blogs, record tutorials and create other content around them....

March 12, 2024 路 6 min 路 Arsh Sharma

WTF Is a Developer Experience Engineer

I鈥檝e been working at Okteto for over two years now. My job title officially is Developer Experience (DevX) Engineer. I鈥檝e been asked more times than I can count what it means and what my role involves. I think after two years, I finally have enough understanding to write about it in detail :) How It Began I鈥檒l be completely honest - when I had joined the company, I didn鈥檛 fully know what I was signing up for....

February 12, 2024 路 6 min 路 Arsh Sharma

Things I've Learned About Conference Speaking

On the wall across from my desk, I鈥檝e got badges from all the conferences I鈥檝e been to. The collection has grown quite a bit over the past two years. Recently, taking a look at it made me take a trip down memory lane and reflect on the first few talks I gave, as well as the ones I鈥檓 giving now - what鈥檚 changed, what I do differently, and the things I鈥檝e learned....

January 4, 2024 路 8 min 路 Arsh Sharma

Building a Blog With a CMS Using Hugo and Netlify

I consume a ton of media - books, shows, movies, games, you name it. And there are moments or lines in them that stick with me long after I鈥檓 done. So, I wanted a place to keep all these gems. Instagram was a big no-no for me because I have a love-hate relationship with that app. I wanted something different. Surprisingly, I couldn鈥檛 find a convenient solution to save and list all these snippets for later viewing....

November 15, 2023 路 10 min 路 Arsh Sharma