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Neptune (Gremlin) Local Dev Setup
I am playing with some graph databases right now, for a fun project I may write about later. When I first started out I was using Neo4j, which has an excellent local development story, a lovely… [more]
you’re a journeyman
"The secret is never forgetting that you’re a journeyman actor and that nothing is your final thing, nothing is your greatest thing, nothing is your worst thing. I still consider … [more]
First Impressions: Redux/Flow
I am trying to write more and more quickly... so this is just a few quick thoughts from learning flow and redux right now for a new project I just switched to at work.
First, I love the the… [more]
Over the past several years I’ve been working on a new application framework for nodejs. Monument is currently on it’s second major release.
What is Monument
Monument is fo… [more]
Critiques and Code Reviews
This is another of my attempts to clear out my drafts folder. I started writing it on 3 August 2011 (So long ago!). Still seems relevant.
Let’s talk about critiques, or as engi… [more]
Let's talk about Boot camps
So the giant article I’ve been planning to write from what I learned prepping for that talk I gave on being senior<… [more]
Language Drift and finding code beautiful
As I was driving int… [more]
Death to Jquery
Yesterday I presented ’Death to jQuery’ at Pandamonium, our internal Tech Conference at Instructure, because honestly it’s time.
jQuery was critical to the development of th… [more]
Being Senior Part 1- the books and data
This is just a quick post to throw up the books I quoted from and a link to the data for anyone who attended my presentation at Utah JS Conference 2016 today. I am putting down my thoughts in a lon… [more]
CSS Only Partial Width Borders
A design that I was recently implementing required a partial width underline for some headings and a partial height border as a divider between two elements.
But I didn’t want to add any ex… [more]
Io: the language, not the moon
This is the first in the Seven Languages series of posts and covers the Io language, a small prototypal language.
Let’s get this out of the way righ… [more]
safe-shrinkwrap: for all your shrinkwrapping needs
One of the challenges that we have had in the recent past at work is with dependencies that don’t lock down their dependencies well. A lot of this probably rises from a misunderstanding of more]
Learning the Trade
I thought I would throw together a list of resources I have found interesting and useful when it comes to building the internet. This is by no means exhaustive and will be updated over time as I fi… [more]
Details. Details. Details.
A few days ago my wife and I had dinner at a restaurant in Salt Lake City. The food is d… [more]
Thoughts on Components and stuff
TLDR: Create small shared granular components for everything, and a "view" is just an ordered collection of components.
Warning: this is rambly and mostly a brain dump. Read on...
REST vs. RPC and a mention of HATEOS
This is a modified and expanded version of an email I sent a few days ago, here for public consumption.
So RPC is great, right? I need to do X to my data so I’ll just make an endpoint c… [more]
Approaching CSS the OO Way
In an interview somewhere in the web development industry:
"Hey, have you heard of CSS?"
Oh yeah! Totally... it’s that stuff that designers write right? You know it makes things p… [more]
There is a Right Way
I grew up working with power tools. I think I was 9 the first time I used a router. As a family we were making mancala boards for christmas presents for family and friends. The noise was intense, t… [more]
Current Projects Update
I realized tonight that I have a whole bunch of projects lying around that aren't mentioned anywhere here on designfrontier. So to remedy that I decided to put together this quick article.