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What is a melodica and why is it cool?


Last week I spoke at TacoJS on “Serverless, what is it even?” You can find the slides online. It’s pretty much the same as I did at BrooklynJS, and people liked it! If you’re interested in me bringing something along those lines to a conference you’re organizing, let me know. In other happenings, I also […]

Simple HTTP requests in Node (no packages)


This was surprisingly difficult to find, so I’m writing a wee blog post about it! I was working on a project recently (more on that soon!) and didn’t want to have any dependencies because $REASONS. And I needed to make some AJAX requests. Most of the time in Node, it seems that require(‘request’) or another […]

Checking out Create React App: Create React Apps without* Configuration!


I’ve recently used the create-react-app package a couple of times and I’m into it! The create-react-app package is an officially supported way to create an app with “a modern build setup with no configuration.” No configuration? Not really … from the user’s perspective, sure, but the configuration is just behind the scenes. Why? Ever thought […]

Thoughts on Cory Doctorow’s Keynote at HOPE XI


This past weekend, I (finally!) got to check out the HOPE conference. I missed two years ago to various work nonsense (mostly being guilt-tripped about requesting funding for a “weird community conference” … whatever haters!). Totally worth it! Had an excellent time, met up with some Recursers, and frequently visited the Cinnamon Snail. I took […]

Angular 2 and Django too


I gave a talk at Djangocon earlier this week on Angular 2 and Django REST – not so much an intro to Angular 2 (you can go through a tutorial for that), but talking about why Angular 2 is something to pay attention to, plus looking at how you might use Angular 2 and a […]