Why Web App Performance Matters and What to Watch Out For - An Interview with Tammy Everts

Tammy Everts is one of the featured speakers at Improving Your Apps - Performance and Debugging online event that I am running this Wednesday, January 17 at 12pm ET. You can sign up for free today. I’ve been a fan of Tammy’s for years - her writing on the topic of web performance has been important and influential for years. I then had the opportunity to see her speak at an event several years back at Web Unleashed and I remember thinking something like, “This topic is so important to developers, but these sessions are often at non-developer events.” I...…

From Ice Skating to Bootcamp to Full Stack Dev - An Interview with Aimee Knight

Aimee Knight is one of the featured speakers at Improving Your Apps - Performance and Debugging online event that I am running next Wednesday, January 17 at 12pm ET. You can sign up for free today. Aimee recently gave a keynote at the Nodevember conference where she gave her, “It’s not dark magic” presentation. Just to give you a sense of the reactions: Mind blown by @Aimee_Knight’s day 2 keynote! “It’s not dark magic” #nodevember #nodevember2017 #sketchnotes #visualnotes pic.twitter.com/ZLAT52rRTn— David Neal (@reverentgeek) November 28, 2017 You can see other glowing reactions here and here for example. Needless to say, this...…

Resolve to catch up on some great presentations in 2018! 🎆

2017 was a busy year! Since launching in August, I hosted 6 free online events with 13 speakers and 11 different presentations via Certified Fresh Events - covering everything from JavaScript to serverless to bots and tech culture. If you missed any of these, they are all recorded and available for free! …

Best Music of 2017

Those who know me well know that I listen to (and actually purchase!) a crazy amount of music. I’ve also been publishing these lists of my favorite songs for probably as long as I’ve been blogging (though the current iteration of my blog only has archives back to 2014). My tastes tend to lean towards alternative and electronic. Most of the time, I favor unknown artists, though from time to time I pick a winner (like when I featured artists like Lorde and Tove Lo on my internet radio show years ago with Bob Silverberg or more recently when I...…

Getting Started with Kinvey mBaaS - A Simple Vue App

Following up on my prior post, I wanted to try to integrate the Kinvey HTML5 (i.e. JavaScript) SDK into a Vue app. Kinvey already provides pre-built SDKs for some frameworks such as Angular, AngularJS and, though it isn’t as commonly used anymore, Backbone. However, if you are using a different framework like Vue or React, you can still leverage the JavaScript SDK. …

Getting Started with Kinvey mBaaS - Pulling Data Anonymously

In my new role at work I’m going to be focusing on Kinvey. Much of this is as new to me right now as it may be to you as well, so I invite you to join me in this series of posts (of which this is the first) where I’ll be experimenting and learning Kinvey (along with some other technologies). …