While hunting for your first dev job, or your next, you’ll often be given a code challenge. These will often be performed in front of one or more interviewers or it might be sent to you as a take home challenge. In my case, the challenge was the latter, and…


A few weeks ago I had a connection on LinkedIn reach out to me to ask how I was doing with my job search. This connection was a fellow Flatiron Alum, but otherwise not somebody I knew personally. You’re likely aware that this isn’t an uncommon practice on LinkedIn, and…


Your Github tells a story, and if you want to control that story, you’ll need to take action! If you’re reading this, it’s pretty likely that your Github doesn’t look like mine above. It’s probably highlighting some popular repositories, and showing your contribution graph, and not much else. So how…


So, you’ve graduated from a software engineering bootcamp and you’re ready to tackle the job search process…but where to begin? After exiting a highly regimented and structured environment, it can be hard to know how to proceed to get the most out of your days. There are innumerable ways you…


Early in my software engineering journey, Typescript seemed daunting and unnecessary to me. I used to parrot complaints about it and reference it as a headache before I really knew anything about it. These days I know better, and now I say that stuff about Java instead (similarly unfounded, stay…


So you’ve finally finished your first big web app and deployed it. You’re hoping it’s successful, but this being your first attempt it might also be a total flop. You find yourself researching server space and…woof. Servers aren’t cheap…nor small. And how many do you need? Get too many and…


If you’re like me, you might have noticed Amazon Web Services coming up on just about every job posting out there. That’s because AWS is arguably the last word in cloud computing and APIs. With enticing pay-as-you-go pricing, unrivaled data durability and near-global data availability, AWS is your new best…


Sometimes you just want to get up and go right? If you already know the basics of a frontend framework, a good starter tutorial will ideally show you how to set up a boilerplate and leave the rest to you and your relevant docs. So let’s do that for Vue!

Ben Dunn

Full Stack Software Engineer

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