Bitwise Operators in Solidity

This is a post about what bitwise operators are in Solidity.

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How to Deploy Your Smart Contract to Production

This is a post about how to deploy your Solidity smart contract to the mainnet via Infura and Buddy CI and Github.

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How to Create an Account and Get Test Ether with Geth on the Rinkeby Test Network

This is a post about how to create your first account in Geth on the Rinkeby testnet and get test Ether.

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Gatsby: Sharp Package Install Issue

This is a post about how to fix issue with package 'Sharp' in 'npm install' in Gatsby.

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Pragma && The Future

This is a post on what I learned building and failing with Pragma and my future moving forward.

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On Pragma

This is a post introducing Pragma and the future of help.

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How to Setup Kibana for Elasticsearch 5.6

This is a post about how to setup Kibana to visualize your Elasticsearch 5.6 data.

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How to Test a Sidekiq Worker

This is a post about how to test a Sidekiq worker with Rails and rspec-sidekiq.

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Smart Contracts Talk @SmartLogic

This is a post including my slides for my talk on Smart Contracts and how to deploy a 'Hello World' Smart Contract in Solidity using Remix IDE.

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How to Send Mail in the Future with Rails

This is a post about how to write a new mailer and get it running with a Sidekiq worker to send in the future.

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How to Fix the OpenSSL issue in RVM in Mojave

This is a short post about how to fix the OpenSSL issue with installing Ruby versions.

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Official Announcement: I've Joined SmartLogic!

This is a post on joining SmartLogic and officially working on a dev team.

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How to Setup RSpec for a Rails App

This is a short post is about how to setup testing with RSpec and basic RSpec commands for a Rails application.

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How to Write Doctests in Elixir

This is a post is about how to make doctests in Elixir.

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How to Publish Your First NPM Package

This is a post is about how to make a publish a package to NPM registry.

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IaaS vs. PaaS vs. Saas

This is a post about the difference between Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service, and Software-as-a-Service, as well as examples for all of them.

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UDP vs. TCP

This is a post about the difference between UDP and TCP and use cases for them both.

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Train Your First NLP Node.JS app

This is a post about how to build your very first natural language processing application using Wink-ner and Node.js

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Run A 'Hello World' React Native App

This is a post about how to build your very first native mobile application using React Native: Hello World.

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Deployment Issues with Rails 6

This is a post complications that may arise while deploying to Heroku with Rails 6 & Ruby 2.6.0 as well as how to fix them.

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Write Your First Red-Green Test

This is a post on writing your first red-green test with Jest and Enzyme using a simple create-react-app application.

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Add Query Variables from Props to <Query>

This is a post on how to make a query take variables passed as props from a parent component in a React/Apollo/GraphQL front end applications.

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Get Test Ether from Rinkeby Faucet

This is a post on how to get 18.75 ether from the Rinkeby Faucet for the Rinkeby Test Network.

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IPFS vs. HTTP

This is a post introducing the InterPlanetary File System and briefly how to use it.

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Differences in Solidity

This is a post going over the differences between various elements of Solidity that are commonly mistaken such as mappings vs. arrays, visibility options, and interfaces vs. contracts.

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Random Numbers in the Ethereum Blockchain

This is a post going over the solutions to the true randomness number generator problem in Ethereum blockchain.

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Gryd: A Blockchain Use Case

This is a post about Gryd, a Yelp! for help, that is a blockchain use case for the conclusion of the Coursera course 'Blockchain: Foundations and Use Cases`.

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Build Your Own Ethereum Block Display Site

This is a post about how to build a ethers.io API empowered site to explore the Ethereum blockchain.

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Crypto Hash Functions, Miners, Nodes, and the Anatomy of a Block

This is a post is an introduction to the basics of a block, cryptographic hashing, nodes, and mining.

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Introduction to the Gossip Protocol

This is a post is an introduction to the gossip protocol used by blockchains to spread information across decentralized nodes.

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Brief History of Blockchain

This is a post about the brief history of blockchain as paraphrased by Consensys.

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Making Custom Generators in Rails 5.2

This is a post about how to make custom generators in your Rails 5.2.1 app.

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Incorporating Materialize UI into Rails 5.2.1

This is a post about how to integrate Materialize UI into your Rails 5.2.1 app.

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What are structs in Solidity?

This is a post about what structs in Solidity are.

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How do I setup my Ethereum Dev Environment in OS X Mojave?

This is a post about setting up your development environment for Ethereum with ganache, truffle, solc, web3, and more!

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What are typeDefs in GraphQL?

This is a post about typeDefs and how to define a very simple schema in GraphQL.

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Write Your First Smart Contract

This is a post about how to write and execute your first smart contract using Solidity and Remix IDE.

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PoW vs. PoS

This is a post about Ethereum Proof of Work versus Proof of Stake mining processes.

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YC: Graduation: Reflection (Part 2)

This is a post about YC Startup School graduation and reflection on material learned.

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YC: Graduation: Reflection (Part 1)

This is a post about YC Startup School graduation and reflection on material learned.

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Useful Ruby Methods: A Review

This is a post about useful ruby methods.

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Flatiron School: Graduation

This is a post about graduation and moving forward.

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atRest: Part 2

This is a post about the final project for Flatiron School's in-person immersive.

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Introducing atRest: Part 1

This is a post about my final project built using Mapbox, React, and a Rails 5.2 API.

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Make Your First Blockchain Trade

This is a post about how to make your first blockchain trade using Docker, nvm, Node, Yeoman, XCode, IBM Hyperledger Composer, and more.

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Integrating React into Rails 5.2

This is a post about how to integrate React into a Rails 5.2 project.

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ElasticSearch: Up and Running in under 20 minutes

This is a post about how to get ElasticSearch up and running, as well as implement a basic version of full-text search.

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Gryd: Redesign and Preview

This is a post about Gryd and the effort to reboot and redesign it using OpenStreetMaps and Mapbox.

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FSP: GraphQL: Event-based Subscriptions

This is a post about a talk I gave on GraphQL and Event-based Subscriptions.

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Build A Real Time Chat App: React/GraphQL

This is a post about how to build a real time chat app with React and GraphQL.

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GraphQL: Make Your First Query

This is a post about how to make your first graphQL query, what graphQL is, and why it's important.

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Build a Real Time Chat App: JS/Express/Socket.IO

This is a post about how to build a real time chat app with JavaScript, Socket.IO, and Express.

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Three Types of DOMs Explained

This is a post about the difference between the virtual DOM, shadow DOM, and the real DOM.

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Build A Real Time Chat App: Elixir/Phoenix

This is a post about how to build a real-time chat app with Elixir and Phoenix and Websockets.

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Build A Real-Time Chat App: ActionCable/Rails

This is a post about what websockets are and how to build a real-time chat app using websockets, specifically ActionCable, that works on your local machine.

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Talking to My Duck: Real-World Debugging

This is a post about real world techniques I use to debug my code.

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Maps: They Don't Love You Like I Love You

This is a post about attitude, GIS maps, and starvation.

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If It Quacks Like a Duck: Duck Typing

This is a post about duck typing and an example of duck typing.

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Full-Stack Yelp!

This is a post about my Yelp! clone built with a ES6 JS front end fetching from a custom Rails JSON API backend.

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Flatiron Presents: Websockets && ActionCable

This is a post about my tech talk at Flatiron School on Websockets, specifically ActionCable.

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How to Build a Basic JSON API

This is a post that walks through building most of a Rails JSON API from scratch.

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Dear Internet Citizen

This is a post about the digital divide, solving Big Problems, and the future.

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The Final Countdown: Impromptu Assignment

This is a post about how to build a simple countdown Rails app.

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Flatiron BnB: Module One Final Project

This is a post about the Module One Final Project I completed with Jerry Lee: a Flatiron Bnb CLI App.

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Using Postman to Make Github API POST Request

This is a post about how to use Postman to make a POST Github API request.

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DC Flatiron School: Admissions Decision

This is a post about the Flatiron School DC admissions decision!

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Baltimore Node: Election Results

This is a post about the announcement of the new president for the Baltimore Node.

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Tic Tac Toe with AI: Update

This is a post about the Tic Tac Toe with AI final project lab in the Flatiron School.

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Migrating from Wangana to Lumen

This is a post about migrating from Jekyll & Octopress to Gatsby for this blog!

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HostHome, Gryd, & Grep|App.IO

This is a post about building MVPs with Heroku, Rails 5.1.4, Postgres, SASS, jQuery, AJAX, Twilio API, Stripe API, & more

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Stuck & Unstuck: Music Library CLI

This is a post about the Music Library CLI lab for Community-Based Flatiron Bootcamp.

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New Blog Layout! -- Wangana

This is a post about my new blog layout for my Jekyll & Octopress generated past blog.

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Stuck & Unstuck: Has-Many-Through Relationships

This is a quick post documenting when I got unstuck from the object relationships labs in Flatiron School

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Stuck & Unstuck: Intro to Object Relationships

This is a post about OO relationships from the Flatiron School.

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Stuck & Unstuck: OO-Counting-Sentences

This is a short post to time stamp when my Disqus comments weren't working on my Jekyll & Octopress generated blog.

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Unstuck: Solving the Alphabetizing Problem

This is a short post to time stamp when my Disqus comments weren't working on my Jekyll & Octopress generated blog.

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Stuck: Alphabetizing an Array within a Hash

This is a short post to time stamp when my Disqus comments weren't working on my Jekyll & Octopress generated blog.

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YAML Templates

This is a short post to about what YAML is and what it looks like for Jekyll.

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Disqus Comments Working Now

This is a short post to time stamp when my Disqus comments weren't working on my Jekyll & Octopress generated blog.

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charmCityJS: Webpack, Slack Bots, and more...

This is a post about when I migrated my blog over to Jekyll using Octopress.

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charmCityJS: Webpack, Slack Bots, and more...

This is a post about a meetup for Javascript coders in the Baltimore area.

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Disqus Comments Not Working

This is a short post to time stamp when my Disqus comments weren't working on my Jekyll & Octopress generated blog.

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OO Tic Tac Toe

This is a post about a Ruby lab for the Flatiron School.

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SQL Crowdfunding Lab

This is a post about a SQL lab for the Flatiron School.

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SQL Library -- First Technical Post

This is a post about a SQL lab for the Flatiron School.

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Why I Choose Software Development

This is a post about why I chose to become a software developer.

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Community-Based Bootcamp Update: Number Two

This is a post about Community-Based Bootcamp for Flatiron School.

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Community-Based Bootcamp Update: Number One

This is a post about Community-Based Bootcamp for Flatiron School.

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Bootcamp Prep Update: Number Two

This is a post about completing the Basic Javascript track in Flatiron School Bootcamp Prep.

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Community-Based Bootcamp Invite

This is a post about the Community-Based Bootcamp Invitation I received from the Flatiron School.

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Bootcamp Prep Update: Number One

This is a post about the HTML5/CSS3 Bootcamp Prep track for Flatiron School.

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