How I used one to solve an actual life question


Being in software engineering, specifically the job search, one is inundated with algorithmic problems. While there are many great tools out there for practicing, most of the problems aren’t super prevalent in everyday life. Meaning, those specific problems would never…

Congrats! Now what?


One of the major accomplishments a software engineer or web developer can achieve is finishing and hosting and deploying a project. Whether this be on the job or for personal pleasure, this is no small feat. …

ES6 Syntactic Sugar and Practical Uses

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With the release of JavaScript ES6 came the introduction of arrow functions. Arrow functions are a concise, syntactically sweet variation on the traditional function expression. While it has its pros, it also has some cons. Let’s take a look!


A traditional function expression looks…

Using JavaScript to implement the Web Storage API


The last few weeks, I’ve been working on a code challenge that was required for an internship application. The challenge was to create a webpage that helped manage nominations for an award show. Users could search a database and nominate their…

Declaring Variables Successfully

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When working in JavaScript, we, as developers, have to deal with a concept called scope. Simply put, scope is where something lives, and defines where within the context of our code it can be accessed. …

One Way of Using the toFixed Method

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Getting Started

I’ve mentioned in some of my previous articles that I have been working and practicing on a transaction app — a simple application where a user can view and add recent transactions. One practical user story I wanted to implement was being able…

Using date objects from your database


Within the context of my last few blogs, I discussed using the JavaScript date constructor to create and access information from date objects and using JSON Server to quickly create databases for prototyping and mocking. …

Firing Up a Quick Database


This last week, I’ve been brushing up on ReactJS. When I think React, I think components, state, props, and event handling. As I was jotting down ideas and planning out topics to practice, it occurred to me — I hadn’t touched fetch requests in…

A quick debriefing on FIFO and LIFO

Greetings, one and all! With the holiday season upon us, it’s easy to find ourselves feeling festive, joy, and generous. In fact, the holiday season is a perfect time to show love and appreciation with gift giving. And, I couldn’t think of a…

Using JavaScript’s Date Constructor


Over the course of the last week, I was given a React mini code challenge. One of the deliverables was to create a component that returned a live, updating date and time. This, using date and time, was surprisingly a new topic for me. I…

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