Why we hire consultants to help build egghead.io

Over the past few years we have built egghead.io from a relatively simple “video blog” and into a full blown platform for developers to publish their knowledge about software development as screencasts and get paid for it. The process has been intense! Every step of the way was a new road block…

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2016 was amazing. Best year yet.

2016 as a year took a lot of criticism as a year. Beloved celebrities died in a seemingly endless parade of "noooooooo". We were subjected to a painful and divisive US federal election cycle, which resulted in another shameless ass-clown getting elected to the highest office in the land. The entire…

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Setting goals for (my version of) success.

There is this amazing conference in Las Vegas once a year called MicroConf. It's a gathering of like-minded entrepreneurs that (for the most part) are boot-strapping their business. This means that they aren't taking outside investment, specifically of the venture capital variety. It's a spectacular…

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Build an Image Gallery Using React, Redux and redux-saga

Building an Image Gallery The image gallery we will build is a simple application that displays an array of image URLs loaded from a service (Flickr), and allows the user to select them individually. It will be built with React, using Redux and redux-saga. React is being used as the core framework…

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2015 Year in Review

It’s been two years since I woke up dreading a workday. And I work almost every day. When we first set out to build egghead, I told my parter John that all he had to do was make amazing content, and that I would do the rest . {% emoji flushed %} For the most part, I took that very seriously, and…

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Bootstrapping egghead.io to feed my family: 2014 in Review

2014 Year in Review It's that time of the year. People dusting off the blog and endeavoring to capture the past 12 months of their life in a wordy nutshell. It's something that I've never participated in, but I thought I'd give it a try. I quit my job. This still frightens me. In February I quit a…

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Let's Make Full-Ass AngularJS Directives

With best intentions we set forth to create the mighty directive. The steepest slope of the dreaded AngularJS learning curve. The "place where the jQuery goes." So what is a directive? We've talked about this before , and decided that they are not where the jQuery goes... usually... if you are…

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