Build In Customer Support to Your Mobile/Web App/PWA

Here are my slides on Build in Customer Support: Simplify support of your mobile/web applications for a "lightning talk" that I gave at the October Northwest Chicago JavaScript meetup.

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I've been a developer for a while and have worked in organizations who have been focused on the customer (really …

Cypress E2E Testing Overview Presentation

Here are my slides on Cypress E2E Testing for a talk that I gave at the June Northwest Chicago JavaScript meetup.

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I first tried Cypress when testing my Agility Course Master hybrid mobile (Ionic) application/website. I was really impressed with how easy it was to install and use. The …

PouchDB and Couchbase Replication for the Offline-First Web

I gave a short talk on 'PouchDB and Couchbase Replication for the Offline-First Web' at the September Northwest Chicago JavaScript meetup.

It builds on Peter Mbanugo's blog post: Using PouchDB and Couchbase in an Offline-First Application by using the PouchDB API in place of the Hoodie API Peter used.

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Using the Ionic Framework for Mobile and Web Development

Here are my slides on Using the Ionic Framework for Mobile and Web Development for a talk that I gave at the July Northwest Chicago JavaScript meetup.

Screenshot of first slide of my presentation

I've been using Ionic since early 2017. I was drawn to it because it allowed a single code base to create native applications …

Using Gestures in Angular 2 with TypeScript Lightning Talk

Here are my slides on Using Gestures in Angular 2 with TypeScript for a lightning talk that I gave at the December Northwest Chicago JavaScript meetup.

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I converted the Reveal.js slides checkout to use the Angular 2 CLI. That let me include two small Angular 2 components within the …

Maximize and Minimize Code Blocks in Reveal.js Slide Shows

I was working on a slideshow about Using Gestures in Angular 2 Components for a lightning talk at the December Northwest Chicago JavaScript meetup and I found the code sections just weren't large enough. So I threw together a little JavaScript to add "+" and "-" buttons next to each code section …

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Pelican For Fast Site/Project Development

I was working on a simple single page website for calculating dog agility jump heights and was really missing the tool chain I normally use in Flask and Django web sites for bundling, compressing, and versioning CSS and JS files and a mechanism for putting the bundled/versioned file names …

ReactJS SVG Path Player Component

I've been a big fan of SVG images for many years for their light weight and resolution independence. I started playing with them back when most browsers needed a plugin to render them; which kept me from using them in web sites. Within the past few years SVG has become …

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Reducing the Cost of Client Side Analytics

I read Andy McKay's blog post on timing user experience on the Mozilla Webdev blog the other day and it reminded me of an idea I was thinking about for measuring client side timings at work. I had been toying with the idea of rolling our own library to capture …

Embedding JSON Within Generated HTML

Ran into an interesting problem at work this past week that had a simple and pleasing resolution. We have an in house developed JavaScript grid on some of our pages and when users entered some text strings we'd generate invalid JSON payloads that would give the user an error page …