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    Incapsula Web Application Firewall

    When I speak with people who have interviewed for front-end jobs at cryptocurrency exchanges, they always tell me how surprised they are that a majority of the interview questions are security-centric.  Basic front-end security practices are fair game for all front-end developer interviews but anything...

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    Set a Default Push Remote with git

    During my early days of git usage, my config allowed me to simply type git push instead of git push {origin} {branch_name} which I need to now.  Up until recently I needed to type out the long version...(I know)...which was incredibly annoying because I like using detailed branch...

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    5 Crucial Concepts for Learning d3.js and How to Understand Them

    You may have already heard about d3.js, the dazzling JavaScript library that lets you create beautiful charts and graphics with just a few lines of code. You might have seen some of the fantastic examples of D3 in action, or you may have heard that...

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    Exchange Rates and Currency Conversion with fixer.io

    My most stressful tasks as a coder have always revolved around money.  Whether you're coding a site for a client, your own business, or your employer, you want to be damn sure that any handling of currency is accurate, secure, and localized.  We always want...

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    Building a NodeJS App with MongoDB Atlas and AWS Elastic Container Service – Part 2

    In my last post, we started preparing an application built on Node.js and MongoDB Atlas for simple CRUD operations. We've completed the initial configuration of the code and are now ready to launch this into production. As mentioned in part one, I want...

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    Script & Style Show: Episode 4: Tooling

    On this week's episode:  David starts the show by revealing he has a headache and an hour of discussing JavaScript tooling will not make it better.  The show covers the history of JavaScript tooling (from nothing to JavaScript loaders, minifiers, webpack, and more), the pitfalls of...

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    React Video Player

    Streaming entertainment is a massive interest of mine as both a consumer and web developer.  My love for streaming entertainment dates back to the early days of RealPlayer and the misery of a million codecs.  Fast forward to today and I'm working a lot with ReactJS...

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    Building a NodeJS App with MongoDB Atlas and AWS Elastic Container Service – Part 1

    Building apps has never been faster, thanks in no small part to advancements in virtualization. Lately, I’ve been exploring better ways to build and deploy apps without having to worry about ongoing front-end work, such as patching Linux machines, replacing them when they fail, or even...

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    Script & Style Show: Episode 3: Working Remotely

    On this week's episode: Todd and I talk about working remotely, transitioning to being a remotee, keeping on task, and avoiding (or embracing) the hermit lifestyle! Next Episode: Q&A! Todd and I would like to host a Q/A session where we answer your questions! Please tweet...

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    Force a React Component to Re-Render

    The beauty of React components is that they automagically render and update based on a change in state or props; simply update the state from any place and suddenly your UI element updates -- awesome!  There may be a case, however, where you simply want to...