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

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

If You Hate the Code You're Writing...

Here are four ways in which I remedy hating the code I'm writing, and what you should do if you hate the code you're writing.

Jan 25, 2019

Two Methods for Writing Better Code

Take yourself to the next level in any programming language by using the powers and talents of those that have come and done before you, and by reflecting those powers back on others who will come after you.

Jan 24, 2019

You Should be Embarrassed by Old Code

Looking at old code can be an uncomfortable, embarrassing, or infuriating experience. And that's a good thing.

Jan 22, 2019

Maintain Balance by Checking In

Balance is the key to doing anything well for a long period of time. But balance can fade slowly over time. We must check in to ensure we are maintaining balance in our lives.

Jan 16, 2019

Balance Belongs in Everything You Do

If you want to do something well in life, you must do it with balance.

Jan 15, 2019

My Favorite Tool for Managing Project-Specific Environment Variables

With many local projects, environment variables often conflict with one another. I tried several tools before landing on my favorite for managing project-specific values.

Jan 15, 2019

When to Use Environment Variables

Environment variables can seem like overkill to new developers, but there are two scenarios in which they are extremely beneficial to efficiency and security.

Jan 14, 2019