My Development Graveyard, Part 1

My Development Graveyard, Part 1

(Image from Max Pixel ) The concept of a Github Graveyard was started by Isaac Lyman in this dev.to post . The idea is to go through all your old projects that you never touch anymore and remember where you’ve come from to help you get to where you’re going. I loved the idea…
React's new Context API and Actions

React's new Context API and Actions

Photo: unsplash-logo Daniel Watson Edit: 4/2/2018 - It was pointed out to me that the example in this post had a performance issue, where was called on Consumers unnecessarily. I’ve updated the article, examples, and the CodeSandbox to rectify this. The new React Context…
Stuff made out of things: Composing Components

Stuff made out of things: Composing Components

So. You’re sitting there. You have a thing. But now you wish it did a slightly different thing. But you don’t want to have to make the thing all over again. Still with me? Over the last week or so I’ve been working on a visual novel player and editor using React . This webapp is…
Yelling at Silicon (Part 1)

Yelling at Silicon (Part 1)

The use of various voice-activated home assistants in everyday life has been booming lately. It started off with Siri, and Google followed with their Assistant. Alexa came on the scene and even Cortana has given it a go. These assistants come with a good set of features and…
Playing with Canvas and ES6 Classes

Playing with Canvas and ES6 Classes

A Train Ride This past Labor Day weekend I took some time to take the train down to New York City with my wife to see the sights, eat some good food, and generally get incredibly overwhelmed by the sheer denseness of the city. It’s a great city and I know many people love it…