Several years ago, I found myself sitting in a classroom on a Saturday morning. It was an exciting day for me, attending my first code camp. I was surrounded by other developers with a shared enthusiasm for what we do, and had already seen several outstanding presentations. The subject for the classroom in which I […]
A curious thing happened in a recent conversation. I was discussing the growth of Docker and I kept hearing bits of information that didn’t quite seem right in my mind. “Docker is just inherently more enterprise” “it’s only tentatively working on OSx, barely on Windows” “I’m not confident I can get it running locally without […]
On Monday, January 16th, the pre-sale for my Docker Recipes for Node.js Development ebook opens up. As I said in the last post, I need to sell 100 copies in the pre-order period, to ensure the book moves forward. But before the pre-sale starts, though, I wanted to give you a sneak peak at the […]
I’m writing an ebook and compiling a repository of Docker solutions for developing Node.js applications… and I need your help!
It’s no secret that I’m a fan of various ES6 features. I use a lot of the new syntax options and methods on various objects whenever I can – in browser based apps as well as node.js apps. But I recently stumbled upon on a situation that had me wondering if the barrier to entry is really worth the cost, right now.
Using a module that’s hosted in npm or on github is fairly easy. You can “npm install” or just update your package.json file with the github location and be done. But what about developing locally? How do you get your code from a module that you are building, into a project that needs it, without […]
I’ve been running WordPress on various blogs for a few years now. Prior to that, I’ve tried out several different solutions for blogging and other needs that WordPress can fulfill. While I think WordPress as a whole, leaves a lot to be desired, I also see it as a very useful tool for getting a […]
Over the weekend, I attended and spoke at the Nodevember conference in Nashville, TN. At this conference, I spoke on the subject of destroying your IDE in favor of using smaller, light-weight, flexible and composable tooling like Grunt, Grunt-Contrib-Watch and others. I had a strongly positive amount of feedback from the session, which is always […]
Nicole Sullivan asked a question on twitter: Is there something like rails c or irb in node? — Nicole Sullivan (@stubbornella) July 3, 2014 I was immediately intrigued by the possibility of having an equivalent of a “rails c” for my NodeJS apps, so I started digging in. Rails C? IRB? What? In case you’re […]
(Like how I totally made that epic gruntjs logo with the watch on it’s face, for grunt-contrib-watch? I’m such a rock-star designer. You should totally hire me for my hawt photoz skillz! :P) I’ve been using both Nodemon and grunt-contrib-watch a lot in the last month. These are both great tools, and I think […]