We Compiled Stats for the Top JavaScript Projects of 2017. Here’s What We Learned.

Announcing 2017’s JavaScript Rising Stars Every morning at 6:00 a.m. Japan Time, there’s a tiny piece of code stored somewhere in the cloud. It wakes up,...

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Announcing 2017’s JavaScript Rising Stars Every morning at 6:00 a.m. Japan Time, there’s a tiny piece of code stored somewhere in the cloud. It wakes up, hits the GitHub API, and then goes back to sleep until the next day. It then takes that GitHub data, compiles the number of stars for a pre-selected range of JavaScript...
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A Guide to Responsive Images with Ready-to-Use Templates

Why generate 12 versions of the same image when just 2 media-queries do the job? The users won’t notice. But Google will. Responsive images that are in...

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Why generate 12 versions of the same image when just 2 media-queries do the job? The users won’t notice. But Google will. Responsive images that are in the wrong format, images that are not compressed properly, and images that are too big will all decrease the page speed and impact your SEO. According to Google, anything above 2...
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Hugo + Firebase: How to create your own dynamic website for free in minutes

Ever thought of having your own website for putting up your project portfolio or resume or a blog for yourself. By the end of this...

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Ever thought of having your own website for putting up your project portfolio or resume or a blog for yourself. By the end of this article, you will be able to create one. Generally, to develop a website you need to know HTML, CSS, and a bit of JavaScript (sometimes). But, for this, you don’t need...
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The life-changing wonder of Continuous Integration and Deployment

Photo by Jordan Madrid on Unsplash In the first year or so of Remote, I used Dreamweaver to piece together sites page-by-page. When I was done,...

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Photo by Jordan Madrid on Unsplash In the first year or so of Remote, I used Dreamweaver to piece together sites page-by-page. When I was done, I’d FTP the results to my hosting provider via my 56k modem, and would let them do whatever it was that they needed to do to make the site run...
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Code Splitting with React and React Router

Code splitting has gained popularity recently for its ability to allow you to split your app into separate bundles your users can progressively load. In...

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Code splitting has gained popularity recently for its ability to allow you to split your app into separate bundles your users can progressively load. In this post we’ll take a look at not only what code splitting is and how to do it, but also how to implement it with React Router. Note that this article...
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My favorite examples of functional programming in Kotlin

One of the great things about Kotlin is that it supports functional programming. Let’s see and discuss some simple but expressive functions written in Kotlin. Collection...

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One of the great things about Kotlin is that it supports functional programming. Let’s see and discuss some simple but expressive functions written in Kotlin. Collection processing Kotlin has some of the best support for collection processing. It is expressive and supports a lot of functions. To see an example, let’s say that we make a...
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Going Beyond Android: how Kotlin works on the Backend

This article is part of a series. While most developers use Kotlin on Android, it is also a viable option on other platforms. In this article,...

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This article is part of a series. While most developers use Kotlin on Android, it is also a viable option on other platforms. In this article, we’ll look at how it works on the backend. As I have written about this before, I think that the interop between Java and Kotlin is quite seamless. This also means...
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Inspirational Success Stories from self-taught web developers

Finding motivation from the experiences of others Credit: Austin Schmid How can you stay motivated while learning to code? Studying web development is a path with many ups...

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Finding motivation from the experiences of others Credit: Austin Schmid How can you stay motivated while learning to code? Studying web development is a path with many ups and downs. You might have one day where you figure out a tough problem and feel absolutely amazing. But the very next day you get stuck on a seemingly easy...
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Understanding the basics of Ruby on Rails: SQL Databases and how they work

Image from HeaderLabs After learning about Ruby, the first step we took was to understand how the web and the Ruby on Rails request-response cycle work....

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Image from HeaderLabs After learning about Ruby, the first step we took was to understand how the web and the Ruby on Rails request-response cycle work. Now it’s time to learn about databases and how they connect with Ruby on Rails. Basically, the answer is the Model: the M from MVC , as we learned here. Before learning...
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How to build a Serverless URL shortener using AWS Lambda and S3

Using graphics from SAP Scenes Pack Throughout this post we’ll be building a serverless URL shortener using Amazon Web Services (AWS) Lambda and S3. Whilst you...

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Using graphics from SAP Scenes Pack Throughout this post we’ll be building a serverless URL shortener using Amazon Web Services (AWS) Lambda and S3. Whilst you don’t require any previous experience with AWS, I’m assuming some familiarity with ES6 JavaScript and Node.js. Ironically, the URLs that will be generated from our URL shortener will often be longer...
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