React JS 101 – What You Need to Know

Over the past few years, you may have come across React JS more, and more frequently. That’s not a coincidence: since the library was open sourced and released to the public in 2013, adoption of React has been increasing rapidly. It’s estimated that there are 1,365+ developers and 94,000+ websites that currently utilize React and…

Ken Mazaika

How to Optimize Your Time in the Developer Job Search

When you’re searching for your first job as a developer, there is one thing you can never get enough of. The time you have each day to find and apply to jobs, build your network, and keep your skills sharp is limited. You’ll want to use your time wisely, but it’s usually not obvious what…

Ken Mazaika

How I Tricked My Boss Into Hiring Me As A Developer

Shortly after college, I interviewed for my first position as a web developer.  I had a bit of experience writing desktop applications, but virtually no experience in web development. At the time I had a fascination with learning Ruby on Rails, so I started learning it for fun. This was around 2008 before Ruby on Rails was…

Ken Mazaika