How To Write ProcessingJS Outside Of Khan Academy

If you’ve spent any time learning to code at khanacademy.org, then you’ve most likely started learning JavaScript and a library called, ProcessingJS. The library is a great way to get young sapling programmers doing some really cool things with very few lines of code – provided that you’ve preconfigured a friendly environment that hides all of the complexity of setting up a ProcessingJS project. Most KA students don’t know how to write ProcessingJS outside of Khan Academy, and so I’m going to show you exactly how it’s done.

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Using a Daily Log to Boost Performance

I’ve tried many different things to track what I do and learn in my day-to-day work. I’ve tried a couple task managers, Trello, my blog, and even hand writing in a journal (bullet journaling). The last two months I’ve been trying out something new, and so far I’m pretty happy with it. Here’s how I’ve been using a daily log to boost performance at work.

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Using Guards to Write Cleaner Code

I’ve been trying really hard to take a lot of care in the code I write these days. I’m fortunate enough to work at a company that strives for quality and understands that the process of writing clean code takes time, exploration and experimentation. One quick tip that I’ve picked up recently is using guards inside my methods. Let me explain.

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Organizing a freeCodeCamp Meetup

FreeCodeCamp is awesome – just saying. I’ve been a proponent of the organization for a long time now, and figure it’s time I host a meetup. It’s also the first time I’m hosting an event like this, so I want to share my process.

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When Would I Apply Algorithms in The Real World?

I was asked by a colleague at UoPeople about how he would apply algorithms in the real world, outside of the classroom. I think it’s an interesting question, and thought it was worth sharing my personal experience as a web developer.

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Install Laravel 5.4 on Windows fast using Laragon ✔

If you’ve been working with Laravel but are a Windows user, you’ve probably had a few headaches. Homestead, the officially supported Vagrant box doesn’t play nice with Windows, and Valet isn’t even available. I found a nice alternative to both. Laragon.

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13 Things I Wish I Did When I Started Programming

Learning to program can be tough. Real tough. There are many hard to answer questions out there like what language to learn, whether or not you should learn in an IDE or a command line, and what resources are best for learning.

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Improving Google PageSpeed Insights

I’ve been wanting to update my portfolio site for a while now, but have been putting it off for one reason. My Google PageSpeed Insights score was crap and I wanted to see how high I could get it before doing anything else.

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When Should You Use Recursion

Last year in school, one of my assignments was to explain the reasons for using recursion. I realized I forgot to share this, so here is a slightly edited version of that assignment.
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Beginner’s Tip: Organize Your Coding Projects

When you first decide you want to learn how to code, it’s typical to experiment with a number of different languages, code editors, IDE’s etc. Which makes it challenging to figure out what the best way to organize your coding projects will be. I too went through this struggle and I want to share a few of my thoughts on managing many projects in many different languages and environments.

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