How to Buy a Boat

Friday July 19th, 2019 Well, we did it. Four years since we concocted this hair-brained scheme, and it’s finally starting to come together. Today we completed phase one of our three part plan for world domination: today we bought a boat.  According to an old saying, that means  1. today is the happiest day of…

How to Open the Developer Console in Google Chrome

Learning Javascript is the best way to put yourself on the “full stack developer” career path, and a great way to get your feet wet with coding if you’re a beginner. Simply put: if you are new to programming and want to learn your first language, you cannot go wrong with JS. It runs in…

10 Things I Did to Help My Reactive Dog

The day I brought my rescue dog home was one of the happiest of my life. Aloy was perfect: a big, rambunctious, lanky mutt with soft eyes, floppy ears and the coolest markings I had ever seen. It was the end of a months-long process of searching, researching and preparing. I had watched all the…

Traversing the DOM with Recursion

Ah, recursion. What wonderfully simple poetry when you understand it. What a nightmare of emotions when you don’t. It will either enable you to write like Hemingway, or it will crash your computer. Well, I’m not saying I totally get it. But I started reading Douglas Crockford’s “JavaScript: The Good Parts”, and I figured recursion was…

Which coding bootcamp is best?

A comparison of coding bootcamps and my application process. This is a long one….  TLDR at the bottom. About a month ago, I decided to start applying to bootcamps. Until that point, I had been chugging along on Free Code Camp, hoping to complete their program by the end of this year and start applying…

Javascript .reduce()

How to write the Javascript reduce function yourself This function can be confusing for beginners. Actually, it can be confusing for non-beginners too. This tutorial is an attempt to clarify for myself (and you guys) how this function works. Let’s dive in. What does it mean to “reduce”? I think the name of this function…