September 24, 2020
Noob Tidbit #6: Refs
For beginning React developers, refs can be a tricky concept to grasp. You don't really understand what they are, let alone how to use them. Let's take a look at what a ref is, how to use refs, and when to use them.
September 13, 2020
Noob Tidbit #5: Event Delegation
August 15, 2020
Website Accessibility - Part 4
You may not think there's much you can do when building a website to help people who have physical disabilities. However, there are several key things you need to make sure you're doing to make your sites accessible to this group of people.
August 01, 2020
Website Accessibility - Part 3
Over 5% of the world's population have disabling hearing loss. Of this 466 million, 34 million are children. Learn how you can make your web apps more accessible to people who are hearing impaired.
July 18, 2020
Website Accessibility - Part 2
There are 285 billion vision impaired people in the world, let's talk about what you can do to make your website accessible to them.
July 13, 2020
Website Accessibility - Part 1: Intro
A large number of people globally have a disability that makes websites inaccessible to them, unless we do a little bit of extra work to ensure all our users can access our content. Unfortunately, this key piece of web development is often overlooked.
May 24, 2020
Alexa Slots, Part 2
Amazon has a large number of predefined slot types for you to use in your Alexa skill but there will undoubtedly be times when you need something more specific. Learn how easy it is to create custom slots to easily identify your users needs
May 09, 2020
Alexa Slots, Part 1
Grabbing a part of what a user says while using your Amazon Alexa skill is easy with slots. By using either predefined or custom slots, you can save parts of speech to variables that can be used at any point during the current session.
April 19, 2020
Work Locally on Your Alexa Skill
If you've created a Lambda function for you Alexa skill you can work in the AWS console but that's not the nicest experience, especially when you have a text editor configured exactly how you want it. Thankfully, it's simple to work locally and deploy.