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01.14.2019

Determining the Optimal Lambda Function size

Choosing a memory settingIt may not always be obvious what setting you should set the memory limit to on an AWS Lambda function. However, with a little bit of data, you can make an educated decision…
01.13.2019

Updated List of Programming Fonts With Ligatures

An Update On Fonts With LigaturesI previously wrote about adding a font with ligatures to VS Code. At the time I could only find three fonts, Hasklig, Fira Code, and Monoid. Those are all excellent…
01.12.2019

My Experience Moving JaredDev to Gatsby & Netlify

The ReasonRecently all the chatter has been about static sites and while I understood them in theory I had yet to actually use one. Since I'm primarily a React developer I wanted to use one that…
11.29.2017

Google Tag Manager Events Not Firing (and one possible fix)

I've recently been on a project that included integrating Google Tag Manager. Part of that integration included setting up several custom events for datapoints the client wants collected. During the…
09.13.2017

Laravel: Flash Session Data Not Working

Flashing Data to Session in Laravel 5.5 (most likely 5.2+)In one of the projects I've been working on at work I finally was to a point where I needed to flash a message to the user in response to a…
09.13.2017

Laravel Model Helpers Using Traits

I've become a fan of keeping my Laravel models "pure". By that I simply mean that they don't contain anything beyond the code for mutators, assessors, and the relationship definitions.I don't want…
09.13.2017

MySQL DB/MariaDB Fix UTF-8 Max String Field Length in Laravel

The IssueWith Laravel defaulting to UTF-8 you now need to specify the default max length for your fields with a type of that you create during migrations.The ErrorYou will see an error similar to the…
09.12.2017

VS Code: Emmet Support for React

The issueI've recently been learning React. One of the tutorials I followed used WebStorm. While this was a great editor I normally work in VS Code and wanted to see if I could get a similar…
09.10.2017

VS Code: Upgrade Your Font with Ligatures

Love your codeIf you are a developer you more than likely spend a LARGE portion of you day staring at code. If you lucky enough to have VS Code as your editor (or a handful of others) then you have…
08.03.2017

Impostor Syndrome Struggles

We all get itI don't know a single developer that has never struggled with impostor syndrome. If they've truly never felt it...well I'd just have a very hard time believing that!What to do?I'm sure…