Blog

I keep my blog posts on other platforms, like Medium and dev.to. This helps me keep my engagement in as few places as possible.

The things I wish I had done before my first job

The things I wish I had done before my first job

Before I landed my first paying role as a software developer, I had to learn how to stay fired up about working in tech. After graduating…

  • Tags:
  • Programming
  • Job Hunting
  • Writing
  • Tech
  • Life Lessons
Learn to Build a GraphQL Server with Minimal Effort

Learn to Build a GraphQL Server with Minimal Effort

Today in web development, we will be learning how to:

  • Tags:
  • JavaScript
  • Nodejs
  • GraphQL
  • Web Development
  • Tech
I Wrote a Go Script to Generate Gists, Here’s What I Learned

I Wrote a Go Script to Generate Gists, Here’s What I Learned

There is a lot of busywork that comes with writing blogs and posting them to different platforms.

  • Tags:
  • Golang
  • Productivity
  • Software Development
  • Programming
  • Web Development
How to build sturdy React apps with TDD and the React Testing Library

How to build sturdy React apps with TDD and the React Testing Library

One thing I struggled with when I started learning React was testing my web apps in a way that is both useful and intuitive. I used Enzyme…

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  • JavaScript
  • React
  • Testing
  • Tech
  • Productivity

Why Use GraphQL?

To be honest, I didn’t know what to think of GraphQL when I first heard of it. I was watching Netflix engineers talk about scaling their…

  • Tags:
  • GraphQL
  • JavaScript
  • Web Development
  • API
  • Data
Learn to Architect and Test GraphQL Servers by Observing Spectrum

Learn to Architect and Test GraphQL Servers by Observing Spectrum

Something that has held my interest recently has been finding better ways to build and test JavaScript applications, particularly those…

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  • GraphQL
  • JavaScript
  • Nodejs
  • Apollo
  • Node
The Vue from React: Building apps with Vue using my knowledge of React

The Vue from React: Building apps with Vue using my knowledge of React

A couple weeks ago I got this crazy idea to try out a new front end framework that isn’t React. Given the recent hype behind Vue, I figured…

  • Tags:
  • JavaScript
  • Vuejs
  • Vue
  • React
  • Reactjs

Building a Coffee Map with React Native and Expo

The young web developer knows the web. They’ve spent countless hours slinging divs and casting margins. They’ve hammered out countless…

  • Tags:
  • React Native
  • JavaScript
  • React
  • Coffee
  • Mobile App Development
Shiny Object Syndrome or: How Not to Focus

Shiny Object Syndrome or: How Not to Focus

When I consider my status as a dev, I like to think of myself as a hobbyist first, then a professional.

  • Tags:
  • Gaming
  • Development
  • Technology
  • Productivity
  • Ramblings