Category Archives: Technology

D3 Tree

The picture is something I got from a florals postcard art collection from the late 1800s. The creator is unknown. I like the antique feel of it an I think it goes well with the tree, establishing the idea that … Continue reading

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Fat Arrow Functions

In ES6 it is common to see fat arrow functions. This way of writing functions has a syntax like this: const MyFunction = () => { return 1;} That is equivalent to: Function MyFunction() { return 1; } You’d call … Continue reading

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Javascript Iterators and Iterables

The EcmaScript2015 standard specifies Javascript iterators and iterables. These specifications are protocols rather than builtins or syntax. You can implement the protocols in any object just by respecting some conventions. Iterators: Iterators are objects that know how to access items … Continue reading

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Promises

Promises are a good way to handle asynchronous functionality in javascript. That asynchronous behavior makes a single thread of javascript run at a furious pace with apparent parallelisms without all of the fuss of threaded code. In years gone past, … Continue reading

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Learn Mern, React First – part 1

Learn Mern, React First I already have a working knowledge of MongoDB, Node and Express but not React. In order to refer to myself as MERN stack enabled, I’ve needed to learn React. I also want to be able to … Continue reading

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MEAN vs MERN

The Mean vs Mern stack decision for me has a couple parameters. I would like to choose between Angular and React based on which is most likely to bring the greatest return on learning time invested. These two both involve … Continue reading

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Learning MeteorJS

This article looks into my experience learning the MeteorJS Application Framework and doing a production project based on that. The article should be useful to you if you are trying to decide whether to invest the time and effort needed … Continue reading

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Google Drive for WordPress

The integration of Google Drive for WordPress offers some great features.  A plugin for WordPress called docs to WP connects Google Drive to WordPress, allowing a person to create post and edit posts on a Google Drive account. If you’ve never … Continue reading

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Websites for Mobile News

Websites for mobile news is a topic I’ve been working on lately. I’m pretty focused on news and technology now, as I am doing some consulting development for a newspaper. In the process of researching this topic I came across … Continue reading

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Responsive Web Design

Responsive Web Design is another one of those ideas that has taken the web community by storm. Responsive Web Design, a.k.a.RWD, is a set of techniques that allows a web site to present content well to all are almost all … Continue reading

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