November 24, 2019
Noob Tidbit #2: Semantic Versioning
Ever wonder what those three little numbers stand for in the packages you install on your app? Any time the owner of an npm package makes an update, they update their version number, following the guidelines of semantic versioning.
November 23, 2019
Noob Tidbit #1: Update Your Darn Packages
Keeping your packages up-to-date is essential for every application. If this isn't something you're not doing somewhat frequently in your app, it's time to adopt it as a regular practice.
November 10, 2019
Netlify Environment Variables
If you've added environment variables to an .env file and are ignoring that file in .gitignore, Netlify won't have access to those variables and your deployment will fail. Add your variables to Netlify to easily resolve this issue.
November 03, 2019
Naming files on Mac or Windows vs Linux
Did you know that your Windows or Mac operating system is case insensitive? Depending on the tools you use this may never run into any case-based issues but, for most of us, aligning with systems that are case sensitive, can avoid potential headaches.
October 21, 2019
The New rachellerathbone.com
Originally built back in 2016 when I knew nothing about coding, my blog became a source of pain for me once I learned a thing or two. Everyone has to start somewhere but I'm overjoyed that I've finally found the time to rebuild this in React and GatsbyJS.
June 15, 2019
Tracking Events with Tag Manager
Setting up a Tag Manager account pretty straight forward but creating tags and triggers... not so much. I'll walk through how to create custom variables, tags, and triggers and show you how to test them on your site.
June 11, 2019
Filter Your IP in Google Analytics
If you're using Google Analytics you want to make sure you filter out any IPs that will create noise in your data. I'll show you have to create the necessary filter in Google Analytics so you can ensure the data you're tracking is coming from real users.
June 11, 2019
Setting Up a Tag Manager Account
Easily track events on your site with Google Tag Manager a try. I'll walk through the steps to set up a GTM account and, for those of you working with Gatsby, connect our app to our account.
March 18, 2019
2019: The Year of the Comeback
I had made blogging a habit but then then state of my codebase turned me off posting. I wanted to rebuild this site but life got a little busy! This year, I have plans to finally make the changes I've been long wanting to implement.
March 20, 2017
From Bootcamp Grad to Software Dev
I retired from teaching, completed a grueling six month bootcampt course and now I'm out in the real working in my first gig as a software engineer. So what's it like?
February 18, 2017
I've written an in-depth, first-hand view into the life of someone going through a challenging bootcamp course. If you're contemplating making the same career change I did, this post will give you the insight you might be looking for.