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  • Learn Next.js in 10 Tweets

    Next.js has taken the web dev world by storm It’s the React framework devs rave about praising its power, flexibility, and dev experience Don’t feel like you’re missing out! Here’s everything you need to know in 10 tweets Let’s dive in 🧵 🐦 View & Share the Tweet Thread 1. Next.js is a React.js framework …

  • Colbyashi Maru

    For a while I’ve sat on this idea of using the name Colbyashi Maru for some kind of fun content series. What the Colbyashi Maru? If you missed the reference, Colbyashi Maru is a play on the Kobayashi Maru from Star Trek, which is a training exercise presenting a “no win” scenario to those taking …

  • 2020 Content Roundup – Year in Review

    This year has been hard on pretty much everyone in the world, some more than others. It's led to a boom in content creation as people are forced to move to a digital life in a remote world and new learners looking to find a new career like learning how to code. Through this time, …

  • Lessons Learned: Building Geeky Ecommerce Product Experiences at ThinkGeek

    Working at ThinkGeek was fun, challenging, and rewarding. Those experiences taught me how to be a better person and how to apply those experiences to my work. This post will focus on some of the takeaways from my time working at ThinkGeek. Learning from past experiences It’s about to cross the 4 year mark since …

  • Lessons Learned: Building My First Ebook 50 Projects for React & the Static Web

    The process of writing an ebook provided a lot of value in helping me grow as both a developer and content creator. It’s helped me understand how I can more effectively educate others and reflect on things I already know. While I’ve ultimately now published a second ebook (Jamstack Handbook), this post will focus on …

  • Building Maps with React Leaflet – Course on egghead.io

    If you’ve been following along with my work, I tend to talk about maps every so often. This includes tutorials like how to create a Coronavirus (COVID-19) statistics map or even how to create your own Santa Tracker. tl;dr my new course Building Maps with React Leaflet is now available on egghead.io! Why so much …

  • 50 Projects for React & the Static Web

    I’m proud to officially launch my first ebook 50 Projects for React & the Static Web. Ebook Cover This free ebook includes 50 project ideas complete with project briefs, a layout idea, and resources if you get stuck. I fully believe the best way to learn is by doing and this can help you stop …

  • You’re Allowed to Overengineer Your Blog

    A common thread in web development thought pieces is why you shouldn’t use a certain framework on your blog or why simply, you shouldn’t overengineer it. But what can overengineering our personal projects like our blog do to help us grow as developers? What do I mean by overengineering a blog? One of the main …

  • Top 5 Things to Learn First with AWS and How to Get Started with Amazon Web Services

    AWS has taken the tech community by storm. It’s easily sold as one of the most reliable providers with an exhaustive list of services from object storage to machine learning. But it can easily be overwhelming for someone new to the cloud. Where should you start when trying to learn AWS? Object storage with AWS …

  • How to Build Tech Communities in a World of Pandemic

    The global pandemic has had widespread effects, not just in how we go to work or go out to eat, but how we socialize and network in our local tech communities. What impact does this have on our journeys and what can we do to make the best out of the current climate? Living in …