WordPress workshop for beginners

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I’m running a WordPress workshop in Stamford Innovation Center (Stamford, CT) next Wednesday, May 11th. This class is for beginners who want to learn how set up and customize a website (personal or for business). It’s a great opportunity for anyone who wants to launch their website or someone who is getting into web development Continue…

Education for web developers

I’ve been a web developer for over 8 years, and got hooked on web development the very first time I wrote HTML. The process of creating something people can use out of nothing is very powerful. Before I began my career in web development, I was doing construction and then later help-desk work. To me, Continue…

Power of technical documentation

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Good technical documentation makes a difference There are so many open source projects out there that it’s hard to sort through them all.  Some of them are successful, some of them not so much. If we take all popular projects (meaning over 2-3 thousands of stars on github) – they all have easy-to-follow detailed documentation. Continue…

Why web developers need side projects

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A few years ago, when I was working at a startup (Ruby on Rails app) as a front end developer, from time to time I had to go in and make back end changes. It was terrifying because I didn’t know what I was doing. I decided to learn Rails and bought books and took Continue…

React.js route state name

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React.js router is at version 2.0 as of now. It’s changing fast. So this may not work few months from now. I had the case where I wanted to create REST URLs but still re-use components where possible. That’s one of the selling points of React as a library. In my case I wanted to Continue…

Learning React.js and Redux

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TL;DR I had a hard time learning React.js, because it requires complex boilerplate setup, tooling and special application architecture such as Flux or Redux. After watching many intro videos or tutorials I wasn’t making progress until I decided to develop simple open source project with React+Redux using open source boilerplate. As I try to make Continue…