Learning React

Learning React is hard. On one hand the code looks like HTML.  But it's not straight HTML, it's got other code decorators injected into it. As a result the browswer can't read the files as it can read straight (vanilla) javascript. An intermediate compiler/transpiler...

Node.js: Redirecting to new page after an XML Delete request

I couldn't think of a clearer way to title this post, other than describing the action I was trying to accomplish.  It took me 4 days to sort this out from hints I received online (Free Code Camp Gitter Help channel), the MDN Javascript documentation and a host of...

Free Code Camp’s Front End Certificate

I've been involved with Free Code Camp from nearly the beginning. I stumbled across an article by Quincy Larsen about how difficult it is teaching yourself to code. The thing that stood out to me was that he acknowledged how much time can be wasted, and progress...

The JavaScript Event loop for Emergency Physicians

If you're a reader of my blog past or present you'll know that I've long been interested in programming and am also an Emergency Medicine physician.  While studying javacript callback functions I was referred to this talk which explains them well, but it didn't really...

Converting a Javascript object to a readable JSON file

While working through the final challenges at FCC (Free Code Camp) I coded a live working Angular.js project alongside the hand-holding tutorials that are entirely done in side the browser. The tutorials at CodeSchool are excellent as they prompt you step by step...