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Written content to help you along your web development journey, without forgetting to have some fun along the way.

Cleaning Up Nested Conditionals

Flattening the logic of if/else conditionals can go a long way toward cleaning up your code.

Feb 06, 2019

Export Multi-Line Environment Variables

Storing multi-line strings in an environment variable is nice and easy to do, but the process is slightly different than a single line value. Here I present two approaches that achieve the same result.

Feb 04, 2019

What Change Means to a Developer

Three developers—The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly—each handle change in their own way. What does it take to become The Good, to ride off into the sunset with the gold?

Feb 03, 2019

Choose the Right Tool for the Job

A handyman (or handywoman) has a toolbox full of tools for any job that comes their way. What should be in your toolbox? And when should you open it?

Feb 02, 2019

You Can Solve Every Problem

You are a human, and therefore, you are capable of solving every problem.

Feb 02, 2019

Taking a Balanced Approach to New Technology

"New" is a dangerous word in the tech world. With so much changing every day, how do we make sure we know which tools and technologies to invest our time in and which ones to leave behind?

Feb 01, 2019

Use Personal Goals to Shape Everything You Do

Many jobs have formal goal-setting and goal-measuring programs. You should be doing the same for yourself and your personal life.

Jan 28, 2019

Does Your Code Spark Joy?

What would Marie Kondo say about your code?

Jan 27, 2019

4 Tips for Refactoring Like a Pro

Refactoring should be part of the code writing process, including the best developers. Here are four tips for working refactoring into your process effectively and efficiently.

Jan 26, 2019

The Solution to Task List Woes

I've never been able to get task lists to work for me, regardless of what app I used. So I threw all my lists and apps out and tried something entirely new.

Jan 26, 2019