Recreating useSelector for an app that doesn’t use Redux.
I’m an escape room enthusiast, some may say addict, and for the past few months I’ve been missing it. A friend of mine, a true addict with over 500 rooms to his […]
Becoming a programmer can be a daunting task. After reading Your First Year in Code, you might wonder what awaits you long term. My book, What is Programming covers more of the […]
In Ben’s post, he questions whether switch statements are cleaner than if-else chains. I contend they are, because they better express the semantics of the code, allow less room for errors, reduce […]
Dynamic changes in layout properties, either because of user actions, or animations, requires a recalculation of the layout. Maintaining a stable frame rate during recalculation is challenging, as the layout process is […]
How to use custom short-codes to create an author-box in a template.
I like Python, but wish it had static typing. The added safety would go a long way to improving quality and reducing development time. So today I tried to make use of […]
Perhaps I wrote that I don’t know how to create a website, but glancing back, I certainlyhave built a lot. And oh boy, there’s quite the variety of technology involved. I thought […]
“Clever programming tricks have no place in programming interviews. They usually involve a small amount of code and solve an innocent-sounding question like “find the loop in a linked list”. Often unfair […]
As programmers, it’s vitally important for us to understand what our code should be doing. This knowledge starts with knowing the people using our product. While we’re deep in the code, […]
C++ requires many algorithms to be implemented in amortized constant time. I was curious about what this meant for vector insertion. To get started I first wrote an article about amortized time […]
I published my first video class, How to Write a Great User Story, something all programmers should know how to do. Even though the class only went live recently, there’s already a […]
Are you afraid to write code? Does the thought linger in your brain that somewhere out there somebody has already done this? Do you find yourself trapped in an analysis cycle where […]
“Lists are perhaps the fundamental data structure in code. There’s virtually no program that doesn’t use lists. Interviewers love asking questions that involve lists, either intentionally, or just because almost everything uses […]