Challenge #4 – Taking what’s long and making it short

I'm going to be honest upfront, Challenge 4 of our coding challenge feels, well, less than challenge 3. I thoroughly enjoyed the 3rd challenge, so this was a little bit of a letdown. We went from making a search tool against Star Wars movie scripts to a URL shortener. Right? Not as much fun, but... Continue Reading →

Keeping React component’s state top of mind

I'm impatient I've done this too many times: // api call to get the contact Luke Skywalker // process a little data return ( <Card> <Card.Title>{person.name}</Card.Title> </Card> ) just to get a lovely Can't read property 'name' of undefined error. Yuck. I fire up the dev console... Network tab, is the API returning data? ✅.... Continue Reading →

Challenge #2 – Staying focused with a tomato

Here we go with challenge 2 of our little coding challenge! What's with the tomato? Well, this challenge was to make a pomodoro timer, check this out: Our second challenge gets more tangy! We'll be building a Pomodoro timer.  To provide some background, the Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in... Continue Reading →

Style up your console.logs

This is nothing new, but something I only recently started doing. Ya know those console.logs you're using in your JavaScript code? Did you know you can style them in the dev toolbar? YA! In both your browser console and nodejs! Styling the browser console It's really that simple! Throw a %c in your console.log message,... Continue Reading →

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