Secret Santa With ReactJS: Part 2

Dec 31st, 2016 ReactJS, Tools Kerry 7 min read

In part 1 of my Christmas themed React series, I got to the point where people could be added to our list of participants. The goal for this post is to assign recipients to each person and display that information to the user. The algorithm we’ll employ will be nothing fancy and in a future post I might look to improve upon it. It probably…

Secret Santa With ReactJS: Part 1

Dec 26th, 2016 ReactJS Kerry 15 min read

Trying to keep the pace. My last post got me all setup to start creating a web app with React. So let’s make something. ‘Tis the season so I’ll be making a secret santa generator. Let’s take a look at the requirements of the app: Add people as participants. A participant has a name and an email. Display the participants and their recipients. Assign each person…

Get Up and Running With ReactJS

Dec 10th, 2016 ReactJS, Tools Kerry 3 min read

On the path to becoming a cool kid, these days you can’t escape Facebook’s UI framework called React. Read all about it on the developer website for a more eloquent explanation than I’m going to provide, but basically, React manages a virtual DOM composed of stateful components and elements and intelligently updates the DOM to match. There’s lots of good info in the developer pages that I…

Hello World!

Sep 20th, 2016 Thoughts.Random() Kerry 2 min read

I’m not a writer. I’m barely a programmer. What am I doing? I bought my own domain and slice of internet a while ago and until now it’s been a vacant lot. I keep getting charged for it. I guess I figured I’d try to build something. I doubt it’ll ever touch the sky but my focus here is on process and not the product. That’s why this blog is…