As I continue to write more and more on APIs (specifically RESTful APIs), I realize I use more concepts in these posts that I don’t explain. In an effort to demystify some of these concepts, I’d like to get into some of the requests I use when using services like…


While refactoring a previous project, I found that one of the organizations I used an API from previously also provides whats called an SDK, or Software Development Kit. In an effort to continue expanding my knowledge, I attempted to use the SDK, and found that it can be confusing to…


As I continue working on personal projects, I seem to use more and more external API’s. Because of these API calls, I wanted to get into more detail on the JSON responses.

JSON stands for JavaScript Object Notation. Though its syntax looks similar to JavaScript, many other programs and environments…


Two of the most popular relational database management systems are known as SQLite and PostgreSQL. While both serve similar functions, namely managing SQL databases, there are a couple differences between the two that should be noted before deciding which to use. This piece will explore some of these differences.

Servers


This piece will be a continuation of my React Bootstrap article from previously. Once React Bootstrap is set up within your app, there are a number of components that can be implemented into your code. Today, we’re going to explore the Navbar component.

Many sites use a variation of this…


This article came as a result of helping a friend (a new developer) troubleshoot their way through one of their early projects. The problem, in essence, was the CSS style sheet within the app was not connected to their HTML code. …


Recently, I found myself in a technical challenge using Bash, which is a Unix shell and command language. One of the tasks involved a reorganization of a directory, with specific files of different types ending up in different directories. This took me back to one of the first things I…


So this came up on a recent project I was working on, I wanted to embed some videos onto a site, and the videos were already posted on YouTube. I knew from previous experience it’s possible to embed files directly onto a webpage, but I wasn’t sure how to go…


For a recent project of mine, I recently had to setup a CSS Framework for my frontend, and wanted to go through a step-by-step process of how I set it up within my app.

Start with the “Why”

This is more of a conceptual step in my process, and this…


One of the earliest things I learned while coding was centered around a system called Git. It became clear very quickly that Git skills are very important, both for coding individually as well as with a team. …

Michael Causey

Flatiron School DC. Learning to code one day at a time.

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