Development Thoughts & Findings

June 7, 2018

Emmet – A must see if you ever write HTML!

Reading Time: 2 minutesVS Code + Emmet If you’ve spent any amount of time programming, you will learn quickly to enjoy a particular editor or IDE. The great part of Visual Studio Code is that you can extend it in ways that you’d never believe sometimes. Emmet is just one of those ways. Emmet might be the coolest..

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May 26, 2018

Hiatus Over! Get More Efficient Today!

Reading Time: 1 minuteIt’s been well over a year since I last made a write up. In that time I’ve seen contracts and projects come and go. I’ve created a full-stack startups MVP (Angular/Node) and continued building my client list. I’ve taken the time to get a great feature of using async/await in ES6 to good use –..

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May 4, 2017

iOS Auto Layout Programmatically

Reading Time: 2 minutesFor some reason getting a grasp on ios auto layout programmatically seemed to be a bit of a challenge and most of the resources I found on it were scattered or not very good. The official Apple docs on ios auto layout programmatically seemed over the top on theory and then how it describes what..

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April 8, 2017

Install A New Cocoa Pod Module, Can’t Import

Reading Time: 1 minuteI’ve been working a ton with Swift and iOS and ran into this problem when I had an existing project using CocoaPods, where when I installed a new cocoa pod module, I couldn’t import it. Basically when I went to do the ‘Import ModuleName’ statements to bring the newly installed pods into my project, they weren’t..

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December 18, 2015

Large Scale AngularJS App

Reading Time: 2 minutesMy list of how not to completely screw yourself over on a large-scale AngularJS project – The biggest project I’ve done has gone from Angular 1.0.x to 1.4.x. These are what my findings were: Setup the style guidelines right from the get-go. Seriously, this simple starting point will in the end give you at least..

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September 15, 2015

Absolute Positioned Textarea Text Not Appearing

Reading Time: 1 minuteI’ve been doing a LOT of CSS with my projects as of late, mainly with SASS and LESS, but that isn’t related to this issue. In creating a popover textarea entry directive, I got all of the CSS in place and then noticed that for whatever reason the textarea wasn’t showing any text that I..

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August 28, 2015

MEAN Stack – Full Test Sample Application

Reading Time: 1 minuteIn order to help the development community at large, I thought I’d push out the app that I had used in my write up for testing the MEAN stack. You can check it out on github here: It still has some work needing to be done to it, but enough is currently done to help..

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August 11, 2015

AngularJS Multiple Identical API Calls

Reading Time: 1 minuteWith a large AngularJS application, and even smaller ones, you can run into this issue where you end up with multiple identical API calls being made if your using the $q service. This occurs because there is a conflict with overlapping calls, which basically re-try the last API call for all of the call conflicts…

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July 31, 2015

Contracting vs Employee vs Freelance?!

Reading Time: 3 minutesI’ve always been adamant about the fact that I have only so many working years in me. Maybe another good 30 years? Maybe only 20? Maybe 40? It’s hard to say without a crystal ball to tell me my future. In the development world there are definitely no shortage of opportunities, and with so many..

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July 26, 2015

Unit Testing Full Stack Part 2 – AngularJS Part 2 of 3

Reading Time: 5 minutesThis is part 2 of 3 unit testing full stack javascript. In this post we’ll talk about testing some more of Angular: Services, Directives and Filters. In case you missed it, this unit testing series of posts are: Part 2A – Installation, Routes, Controllers Part 2B – Services, Directives, Filters Part 2C – Coverage Reports, End..

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