Blog

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Why Random Numbers are Impossible in Software

The title of this post might seem preposterous to you – I...

My Experience as a Contract Developer while being Employed

Last Fall of 2016, I had the experience of taking on a contract...

Design Patterns: Dependency Injection

If you’re a developer, you may have heard of the phrase dependency...

Building a JSON API with Rails – Part 6: The JSON API Spec, Pagination, and Versioning

Throughout this series so far, we’ve built a really solid JSON API...

Programming Concepts: Garbage Collection

Continuing on in this series, today we’re going to talk about garbage...

What Meta Tags Your Site Should be Using

Whenever you’re building a new site, you probably pay more attention to...

Core Functional Programming Concepts

If you’re a developer like me, then you probably grew up learning...

How Daemons, the Init Process, and Process Forking Work

If you’ve ever worked with Unix-based systems, then you’re bound to have...

Optimizing Your Web Page for Speed

We’ve all had it happen – that web page that you navigate...

ARIA Roles and Attributes: How to Actually Use Them

If you’re a web developer, then there’s a chance that you’ve heard...

How Public Key and Symmetric Key Encryption Work

Public-key encryption and symmetric-key encryption are two of the most fundamental cryptographic...

My Interviews with Amazon

Last Fall in 2015, I interviewed with Amazon Web Services for a senior web developer...

Combining BEM and SMACSS

Code architecture is super important when you want to have clean, readable, and...

How Browser Caching Works

Have you ever noticed that when you load a web page for...

How WebSockets Work – With Socket.io Demo

As a developer you may have heard the term WebSockets thrown around in...

Installing the Docker Client CLI on 32-bit Windows

If you’re unfamiliar with it, Docker is one of the newer development...

The 3 Rules of Dev Blogging

This post covers a short lightning talk I gave at OKC.js this...

Controlling Spotify with Slack and a Raspberry Pi

After moving to a newly constructed floor at Staplegun (where I work),...
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