Posted on June 15th 2021
Recently I had to do some work with HTTP cookies and wanted to write a brief post on what I learned. I've used cookies off and on for different projects ...[continue reading]
Posted on June 15th 2021
We have a set of bird feeders on our balcony that we refill throughout the year. This spring we had more birds than usual, and I thought it would be fun to try and get some pictures of them. I had been looking for an excuse to play with an ESP32 Camera Module, and realized I could build a small device that would do all of this. In this post, I'm going to share what I built and talk about some cool things I learned a long...[continue reading]
Posted on May 18th 2021
Recently I worked on a project that used an Azure Function to download a file. This was really unique (to me) because basically the frontend application basically just did the whole thing with a GET call. I've written many applications...[continue reading]
Posted on May 18th 2021
I've recently been working with Azure Functions and wanted to write a post on some cool things I learned. In this post I'm going to introduce Azure Functions and also talk about some fun things you can do with them. I'm going to be focused on how you use Azure Functions with Web Development specifically. So I'm looking at them ...[continue reading]
Posted on May 4th 2021
Over the last several years, virtual assistants have become much more popular. The big cloud providers all have their own flavor including, Alexa, Cortana, and Google's Home Assistant. The technology that runs these assistants has become more accessible and easier to work with recently. The process to build one of these...[continue reading]
Posted on April 22nd 2021
If you're building React apps today, you'll probably have heard a lot of different opinions on testing. Some people swear by it, and even follow Test Driven Development (TDD). Other folks are less opinionated, but still prefer tests in categories like "unit" or "integration." On top of all of these opinions, there are a lot of different patterns and...[continue reading]
Posted on April 20th 2021
Over the past few months, I've been working on a fun side project that is for anyone that is a fan of wine. I built an Angular Progressive Web App (PWA) that ...[continue reading]
Posted on March 24th 2021
I recently used a Raspberry Pi, Python, React, and Recharts to help me in a fun experiment at my house. This post covers what I did. I also have my results and code in a GitHub repo at htts:// I've got instructions...[continue reading]
Posted on March 15th 2021
With any Frontend application, End to End (e2e) testing can really improve maintenance and the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) of the application. E2E allows you to quickly verify changes, and also works to document features in your application. There are a few options for E2E frameworks today. Cypress is one of the newer and more ...[continue reading]
Posted on March 14th 2021
Every year on 03/14 everyone celebrates "Pi Day." This is a reference to the math number and also Raspberry Pi. I thought it'd be fun to write a short post to celebrate Pi Day. As part of my celebration, I also 3D printed a ...[continue reading]