Javascript – Understanding the basics

The magical world of JavaScript awaits! Where should I begin? So you want to learn how to work with JavaScript? You're brand new, and have heard talk of all these fancy frameworks & libraries. You've heard talk of what they can offer. While React & Vue seem to be the big ones right now, there…

What is Minimalism?

Whats all the buzz? I am sure by now, most people have heard the term "minimalism". It seems to be everywhere these days. From documentaries and Netflix shows, to books and blog posts(much like the one you're reading now!), it seems to be everywhere. If you were to go on any blogging website and type…

Financial debt and minimalism

A little backstory Like a lot of people my age, I am all too familiar with credit card debt. Living in a consumer driven culture, we are constantly bombarded with ads for the next phone, a nicer car, or that new home that will make our lives so much better. It is really hard to…

Want to build Desktop apps using JS? Say hello to Electron

What is Electron? I think it's safe to say Javascript is used everywhere at this point. From NodeJS for the backend, React and Vue for the frontend, and Cypress and Jest for testing, it can handle a lot. But what if we want to build an actual application to be used on our computers? Welcome…

React Basics – Lets create a functional component – Part 2 of 2

In part 1, we set up a basic class based component. This time around, we will build out a functional component! I have set up a very basic functional component below. Take a look at the code, and then we can walk through it. function CityName(props) { return <h2>{props.city}</h2>; } function App() { return (…

Using functions with SCSS

Did you know you could write functions in SCSS, much like you would with Javascript? Neither did I until recently. I was so blown away by this, that I thought I'd share my findings. To write a new function, we simply go into our.scss file and set one up like I have below. Much like…

React Basics – Lets create a class based component – Part 1 of 2

In this example, we will be creating a class based component. We will then be creating a basic state object, and then using the props from the state object in our return statement, which we will present to the user. There are a few different ways to build components in React. The two that I…

How to set up React.js for development!

So you want to learn react in 2020, but aren't sure where to start? I'm here to help! This guide will be broken into several small sections, with the first being how to install a code editor and react application on your computer. The first thing we need to have is our code editor. I…

Want to write test cases with JavaScript? Say hello to Cypress.io!

From the start of my time writing software, I knew I wanted to work with JavaScript. It does what I need, has a really robust community, and there doesn’t seem to be an end to the number of resources out there. One of the things I’ve always wanted to do for my personal code was…