Learning Japanese: My Lifelong Goal To Learn A Foreign Language

May 10th, 2017 Foreign Language, Japanese, Tools Kerry 4 min read

Language is hard. It’s always been a goal of mine to be bilingual. I took Spanish in middle school and high school and didn’t do so caliente. I tried my hand at Korean in college and hoped my genetics might help me out. Maybe I’m not actually Korean. I’ve stopped and started Duolingo more times than a car in city traffic. Either I’m stupidly persistent or…

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…

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…