Build Your API in Minutes and Start Dev'ing

Data is a fundamental part of web/mobile/all applications. In a world of RESTful interfaces with data services we're often left with the responsibility of standing-up these services so we can deliver REST methods to interact with our data. At my current job with TelePharm we had the same…

Quickly Setup Oh-My-ZSH on Codio

I recently tried out Codio as a new web-IDE and so far am really liking it. Easy to setup and at $8/mo for unlimited private workspaces and boxes it's pretty unmatched. The one thing that bugged me is the bash terminal out-of-the-gate is just your run-of-the-mill white-on-black with minimal…

Deploy Multiple Environments of Same App on Nodejitsu

After struggles with several PaaS providers supporting our application (primarily socket.io) I tried out Nodejitsu and was a big fan of the simplicity and the fact that the jitsu CLI worked really well without needing much hackery. The Problem The one issue I had was that we want to…

Device Emancipation - Develop in The Cloud

Oh shit, I just spilled coffee all over my laptop. There goes my afternoon. It doesn't happen every day, but it happens, or a hard-drive dies, or your significant other takes a hammer to your computer because "you won't unplug for five damn minutes". Whatever the reason, your laptop is…

i18n ALL THE THINGS

I recently started a rebuild of my company's flagship product. We went over a lot; tech stack, workflow, deployments and all the usual planning. However, internationalization (i18n) was never really covered, an oversight in the midst of all the foundational coverage on how we were going to build the platform…