Stop Using React

BSD + != F/OSS. Stop using React.


6 minute read

tl;dr The BSD + pattern is not F/OSS. Facebook is trying to goad you into entering a mutually assured destruction patent stalemate, but you don’t have nukes. They do. Stop using React, there are other better alternatives. Before you get into my thoughts, maybe you’ll want to look at some other debate from other strangers on the internet: Discussion of Facebook’s explanation on HN Discussion on Apache Foundation banning use of React on Reddit


3 minute read

I very often use PureCSS because it’s a pretty reasonable “micro” CSS Framework and has some clean styling. There are lots of other options of course, like skeleton, but I generally find myself gravitating towards Pure for most projects. While working on projects of mine that use pure for styling though, I find myself adding some odds and ends to it, so I figured I might as well share: /****************/ /* Pure Overrides */ /****************/ .

Three month (coding) bootcamps are not enough

Three month coding bootcamps just aren't enough to properly learn and be productive with the trifecta of HTML/CSS/JS, nevermind the rest of the modern web stack.


9 minute read

Three month coding bootcamps just aren’t enough to learn just frontend, nevermind the whole web stack DISCLAIMER: I have never been through a code school – I graduated from a 4 year university, had amazing professors, did terrible in some classes while learning a lot (and well in some classes while learning very little). I got an internship early on and got used to writing code for enterprise pretty early, and it eased my transition into the workforce immensely.