Blog

Below you’ll find my blog posts. Lately I’ve been more of an active speaker than an active writer, so feel free to also check out some of my talks.

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),...

Programming Concepts: Type Introspection and Reflection

Often times during the runtime of a program, we need to ask...

Building ES6 Javascript for the Browser with Gulp, Babel, and More

ECMAScript 6 is the most recent update to Javascript, and with it has come a...

What’s with the Name?

Update: As of April 2019, this site’s domain name has been changed...

My History with Beer

Seeing as how we’re approaching the New Year, I felt this topic...

Building a JSON API with Rails – Part 5: Afterthoughts

This post has been a long time coming, but I wanted to...

Programming Concepts: Static vs. Dynamic Type Checking

When learning about programming languages, you’ve probably heard phrases like statically-typed or dynamically-typed when referring...

What Does It Really Mean to Support IE8?

Note: This post is geared towards developers who have heard about IE8...

Programming Concepts: Concurrency

For the third post in this Programming Concepts series, we’ll be discussing...
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