November 10, 2017

Four Years In

Saturday, November 11th, marks my fourth year as a professional web developer. It's been a crazy journey. One that has already taken me further than I could have imagined. I wanted to take a moment and write down some of my thoughts about these four years. Gratitude The first thing that comes to…

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JavaScriptWeb Development
October 31, 2017

Time Well Spent

or You Want to Learn From the Best, You Gotta Go Where the Best Are

Warning : This is not a technical post. This is an introspective post that you may or may not find useful. Thought you should know. I have been thinking a lot lately about the future of my career, asking myself many quasi-existential questions. Questions where my life does not depend on their…

October 12, 2017

The Twitch Stream!

or How I Can Teach Others and Feel Less Lonely While Working on Side Projects

I want to let everyone know that I am now streaming on Twitch! Not this very moment of course (or maybe, depends when you read this), but at this general period of time. I've made a channel over on Twitch and a few times a week I am going to do some #livecoding . I'm going to focus mostly on…

September 07, 2017

Not All 'Just JavaScript' is the Same

I'm going to start this post with what will appear to be a tangent. I assure you, it's not. My wife, wonderful as she is, is not a very technical person. She is very caring, though, and will often listen to me talk about the technical things I am working on. This often means I need to use…

August 02, 2017

What I've Learned From Git Commiting Every Day for Three Months

or Code and the Shackles of Behavioral Psychology

I want to say this up front, I did not intend to do this. I never had a plan to get a streak of commits going. Frankly, I noticed that I had done it naturally for a few weeks and decided to keep it up. Now it's kind of at the point where I waver on a daily basis between keeping it going and…

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Web Development
July 12, 2017

How to Write Your Own JavaScript DOM Element Factory

A Basic HyperScript h() Function

Recently at an interview I was asked to write a custom component from scratch with vanilla JavaScript. I thought I'd take a few minutes to write part of that code for you. It's not as scary as it might seem at first. There are three basic parts to any DOM element: the type of element it is, any…

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