Guest Post: Getting Started with webpack
I work with a guy named, Raghu Kasturi. This talented buddy of mine shared a tutorial with us — getting started with webpack. We will learn about webpack, why we might use webpack, and finally, how to actually use it to enhance our work. The following knowledge-bombs and practical tutorial are straight from Raghu, writing from Bangalore, India.
Unix to Know this Command Series: Reverse-i-Search with CTRL-R
If you want to look cool, save time, and live a better life, then spend 5 minutes learning the shell command
CTRL-R — sometimes called reverse-i-search. There is rare shell command that I use more often as a software engineer; I would like to pass my love for this wonderful utility on to the rest of the world. Here we go <3
Guest Post: 5 Mins to Deployment - Ubuntu 14.04 and PostgreSQL 9.3 on Digital Ocean
My friend and talented colleague, Ryan Leung, wrote this guest tutorial on deploying to Digital Ocean with an Ubuntu and PostgreSQL setup. The following step-by-step guide is from Ryan…
Sudoku Solution Validator - Code Example
Five months ago, I was asked to solve a problem with a pair — the challenge was to write a Sudoku solution validator. We were expected to take a two-dimensional array that represented a Sudoku board and determine whether or not the board was ‘solved’ based on the rules of Sudoku.
Popular Interview Question Series: Variations on Asynchronous Map
One of my favorite ‘toy problems,’ often asked in technical interviews during a ‘screening’ phase, is to implement an asynchronous mapping function. This problem can be tricky because it tests your knowledge of asynchronicity and your ability to use callback functions. This knowledge is considered necessary for a web-application engineer — asynchronous programming techniques, event systems, and use of callback functions are standard for building web apps. So, many interviewers use this question to cut to the chase.
Popular Interview Question Series: Balanced Parentheses and a Stack
In early-screening technical interviews, the Balanced Parentheses question is quite popular. It goes something like this:
In this post, you will learn why you should concatenate and minify your scripts and stylesheets into one small file using the task runner called Grunt.js. You will also learn how to concatenate and minify your scripts and stylesheets with Grunt.