The best thing about being a part-time freelancer in the web programming world is that you can keep your skills sharp in technologies outside of what you use at work while bringing in some extra cash on the side. I already have a great day job working for Peapod, a groundbreaking e-commerce grocery company where I get to find new ways to make its new AngularJS site more useful and where the team is so great that I wouldn't want to leave just to drum up a higher paycheck. But since I want to bring in more cash (who doesn't?), and I want to increase my exposure to other technologies, part-time freelancing seems like a great choice. But there is a down side.
I had the chance to go to O'Reilly's Fluent Conf in San Francisco this month and it was an exciting time.
This post will help you create a basic file that lets you run Grunt, and also show you how to make Grunt watch your files and automatically run jshint on when you change them.
I was looking for a good image tagging and analysis API and found an unexpected treat of a website: market.mashape.com. Mashape is apparantly a company that sells software to API providers for a variety of things, but the cool thing about them is their API marketplace.
This is a beginner's guide to making a table in Backbone.js. In this example it will be a table of books with data for the title and author.
The coin sum problem seems to be something that people in various programming languages try to tackle. The idea is that you have a money system with various coins all worth a different amount. Write a function that will tell you how many combinations of coins are possible that will result in a given total.
This summer I started learning about servers (and code in general) for the first time. I downloaded Node and began trying to build a bare-bones back-end that would connect to a MongoDB database and let me build a project that I could use to apply to Hack Reactor. The trick is, I wanted to build it without a framework.
mdn.io/thing in your browser bar, with "thing" being a keyword that would probably point to the documentation page you need.
I'm currently building a project without any frameworks as a learning exercise, and trying to query a MongoDB database for blog posts. It can be a lot harder than you would expect.
I just watched a nice Tuts+ tutorial about
server.on. It's an eventlistener, in that when the server gets a certain event (specified by the first argument), it calls a callback function (specified by the second argument).