Setting goals for (my version of) success.

April 08, 2016

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

March 20, 2016

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

December 31, 2015

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

December 24, 2014

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

February 11, 2014

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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Stop writing For loops. Start using underscore.

February 06, 2014

How many for loops did you write today? This week? Sure. That's harmless enough. Ugly and weird, but not something to really complain about. But this is all too common: Which on the scale of bad code, isn't even that bad, but you start throwing some if s in there and the insanity really starts. I…

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How to Build a Subscription Service on Rails: A Noob's Guide

October 30, 2013

There are few things as nerve-wracking as pushing your first subscription website into production. Am I covering all the bases? Will everything break and leave me in a pit of customer support sadness? How do I even take payments? Are they just going to laugh at me? Some Background My friend John…

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