ReactJS, or 'Why Client Side Is Fun Again'

Wow. It’s been almost a year since my last post! I should probably do this more often.

Over the last several months I’ve been diving deep into Facebook’s ReactJS library for client-side web development. And after more than 15 years of developing in HTML/JavaScript, it’s finally fun.

I received my Infinity Keyboard kit from MassDrop about a week ago, and it’s taken me a while to figure out how to program it. I’m going to document the process here both for my own future reference and in the hopes that it can help somebody else in the process. I will provide a more in-depth review in a later post.

Infinity Keyboard assembled

Recently I had need to integrate a templating system into the project I’m working on, because designers like that kind of thing. Being a primarily .NET shop, our defacto HTML generation language here at Stack Exchange is Razor.

What’s the big deal? Well, these templates need to live in a library that doesn’t depend on System.Web (that is: not an ASP.net project).

I’ve been working a lot in Ubuntu lately, and my terminal of choice over there is the xfce4-terminal, specifically for it’s “Dark Pastels” theme.

Dear Redis,

I like you, but you're crazy