JavaScript Array Methods & ES6

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As a front-end developer, much of my job is grabbing JSON data and manipulating it. While there are a number of fancy array methods to take care of sorting and delivering our JSON data in a readable way, ES6 introduced a few new snazzy ways to express this in a concise way. If you’re like me and do…

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FITC 2017 Toronto Recap

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FITC is Canada’s largest tech conference and is conveniently held in Toronto at the Hilton every spring. I’ve been going for the past four years, and I always feel like it’s time well spent. There’s usually a decent blend of practical knowledge that I can take back to my day job, but also also a foc…

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Iterating on an Interactive UI with ReactJS

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While building the beta of observ.io over these past few months, Paul tasked me with creating an interactive UI where users could compare individual tests that they have run. The initial ask was: We should help people diagnose problems by allowing them to view different test results and compare them…

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A Developer’s Guide to Designing

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Recently at WonderProxy, we started developing a new product that leverages our network of proxy servers. Using the technology of the Where’s It Up API, we started to build out a monitoring service called observ.io. The WonderProxy team first decided to buy some domain names, register our official t…

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User Feedback & UI Animations

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When you're just getting started in your career as a web developer, you just want to get the code right. Desperately. At some point down the line, when you've learned the JavaScripts, you get the looping-things, and maybe you even remember to do input validation, you'll finally have the energy to f…

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