On the Shoulders of Giants

On Software, and seeking the Craftsman Mindset

React, Part I: Building Reactive, Component-based UIs

Managing UI complexity is hard. State exists on the server, in browser memory and in the DOM, all mutating over time. Keeping it in sync is easy at first, but as you dial up the interactivity things get buggy and fragile. Is there a simpler way? We'll look at building apps that minimize mutable state and embrace a simpler, functional data flow with Facebook's React.

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Ben Anderson

NPM Workflow, Tips and Tricks

NPM is an immensely useful tool. Here are just a few tips on how to get the most out of your daily usage.

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Ben Anderson

Naked Statistics: A (Re)Introduction

A light review of Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data
by Charles Wheelan

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Ben Anderson

Tales from the gist, Part II: me.hasOwnProperty('forgetful')

This is the second in a series of two articles discussing Rebecca Murphey's gist challenge for javascript developers

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Ben Anderson

Tales from the gist: 'for loopiness'

This is the first in a series of two articles discussing Rebecca Murphey's gist challenge for javascript developers

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Ben Anderson

Productivity for Programmers

A brief review of the Screencast offered by Peepcode

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Ben Anderson

The High-Tech Illusion

The widely held conviction among people who deal with any aspect of new technology... that they are in an intrinsically high-tech business

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Ben Anderson