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SOLID Principles: The Software Developer's Framework to Robust & Maintainable Code [with Examples]
May 18th, 2019 / 15 min read
The SOLID principles are a set of software design principles that teach us how we can structure our functions and classes to be as...
Flexible Error Handling w/ the Result Class | Enterprise Node.js + TypeScript
May 15th, 2019 / 9 min read
Purposefully throwing errors can have several negative side effects to the readability and traceability of your code. In this arti...
REST-first design is Imperative, DDD is Declarative [Comparison] - DDD w/ TypeScript
May 15th, 2019 / 11 min read
A comparison between designing Node.js applications using REST-first design and Domain-Driven Design.
Clean & Consistent Express.js Controllers | Enterprise Node.js + TypeScript
May 11th, 2019 / 8 min read
In this article, we explore how to structure a clean and consistent Express.js controller by using abstraction and encapsulation w...
TypeScript vs. JavaScript [Pros / cons]
May 11th, 2019 / 4 min read
TypeScript is arguably one of the best things to come to the JavaScript world helping developers comfortably create complex enterp...
Junction Model Pattern: Many-to-Many - Sequelize
Apr 30th, 2019 / 4 min read
Many-to-many is a common modeling relationship between two entities. Here's one way to handle it with the Sequelize ORM.
UML Cheatsheet | Resource
Apr 26th, 2019 / 1 min read
Here's a handy-dandy UML cheatsheet.
Migrate Primary Keys to UUIDs - Sequelize/Node
Apr 20th, 2019 / 9 min read
This is how and why I took upon myself the hellish task of migrating an existing Sequelize + TypeScript application to use UUIDs i...
How to Build a Related Posts Component with Gatsby.js
Apr 16th, 2019 / 7 min read
Here's how to build a "Related Posts" component for your Gatsby.js site.
An Introduction to Domain-Driven Design - DDD w/ TypeScript
Apr 9th, 2019 / 9 min read
Domain-Driven Design is the approach to software development which enables us to translate complex problem domains into rich, expr...
Value Objects - DDD w/ TypeScript
Apr 7th, 2019 / 6 min read
Value Objects are one of the primary components of Domain-Driven Design. Here's a simple Value Object class in TypeScript.
When To Use TypeScript - A Detailed Guide Through Common Scenarios
Apr 6th, 2019 / 15 min read
Strap yourself in. In this guide, we compare when it's absolutely vital to be using TypeScript, the strictly-typed programming lan...
Fix Macbook Audio Not Working on Discord
Nov 25th, 2018 / 1 min read
Use this script to fix Discord's audio problems on Mac.
Code Challenges #2: 0's surrounded by 1's
Aug 10th, 2018 / 2 min read
This week in Code Challenges, I was asked to write an algorithm to find the longest sequence of 0's surrounded by 1's.
Code Challenges #1: parseInt() deep dive
Aug 10th, 2018 / 3 min read
This week in Code Challenges, I was asked to do a deep dive into the parseInt() function in JavaScript.
Cleaner Code with Async / Await Tutorial
Jul 30th, 2018 / 7 min read
Asynchronous programming in JavaScript used to be difficult to write clean code with. Today we have options. You can write asynchr...
Fixing Sequelize Models with Migrations
Jul 17th, 2018 / 8 min read
Sequelize is a great ORM for NodeJS applications that are built on relational backends. Inevitably, you'll need to update your mod...
How To Optimize Your Gatsby Blog For SEO
Jun 19th, 2018 / 6 min read
Gatsby is a great tool for creating static websites, landing pages, and blogs. This post will show you how you can optimize your b...
What Does A Tilde Do In JavaScript?
Nov 16th, 2017 / 3 min read
The tilde in JavaScript is actually surprisingly useful for shorthand determining the truthiness of a value.
How To Easily Understand Callbacks In JavaScript
May 30th, 2016 / 7 min read
Understanding callbacks in JavaScript is one of the very first things that anyone starting to program with JavaScript should know....
Hacking the Asterisk AMI to Send Missed Call Notifications with NodeJS
Jan 29th, 2016 / 11 min read
This is actually a little bit of an oldie but a goodie. I figured out how to get my IP phone to send me a notification when I miss...