June 11, 2016

JSONAPI is not JSON

or How MIME types can bite you in the ass

I've been putting in a few hours each day this week on my new project: Tempo . I've spent most of that time running into snags, but in the process have learned a lot of things. At the crux of my application are users, so it seemed like the right place to start. I've been trying to create a user…

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JavaScriptWeb Development
June 09, 2016

New Project

Codename: Tempo

Over the last year, I've put a lot of time and effort into learning Ember and building JSON APIs with Rails. While I've built a few tiny applications here and there, I have yet to build anything substantial with these tools. Since I would like to find an Ember job and it would be helpful for me to…

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May 14, 2016

Ember: Hello World

All the Different Ways to Make the Simplest Ember App

Ember.js is one of several popular JavaScript MVCs on the market today and particularly my favorite to use. Known as "a framework for creating ambitious web applications", Ember is a great choice for building quality JavaScript SPAs. For those of you getting started with Ember, I'd like to walk you…

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March 27, 2016

Why I Think Opening External Links In New Tabs Is a Bad Idea

In previous posts I've mentioned my vehement dislike of purposefully opening links in a new tab. Here's a short list of reasons why it's a bad idea: It's not the default behavior of links. It's extra work, generally because the developer will code it to open normally, someone will see it and say…

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Web Development
March 26, 2016

JavaScript: External Links in New Tabs

I've written before about my not so mild hatred for the request to open all external links in new tabs. For those who don't know, this is done by adding target="_blank" to the anchor tag. I don't like doing this for so many reasons, but I'll save that rant for another blog post. Now, I've been…

March 13, 2016

Intro to D3.js and Data Visualization

Recently, I worked my way through the D3 Intro Course taught by Ian Johnson over at Front End Masters and have been practicing what I've learned ever since. I'm not great at it (yet), and I haven't made anything too amazing, but I am getting a better grasp of this awesome library (big thanks…

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