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Technical posts and tutorials covering a range of languages, technologies, and concepts.

Goodbye, GitHub Pages—Hello, Netlify

GitHub Pages is a great option for hosting your site... until it isn't. Here are some of the reasons why I decided to switch to Netlify for hosting my blog.

Creating a Responsive Navbar Without Bootstrap

Want to create a navbar that works on mobile and desktop? Ditch the frameworks—in this tutorial, we'll create a responsive navbar using HTML, CSS, and JS.

Stuck in Tutorial Purgatory?

Tutorials can help you grow as a developer. But they can also hold you back if relied upon excessively. Stuck in tutorial purgatory? Here's how to get out.

Is JavaScript Pass by Reference?

Developers are often taught that JavaScript passes objects by reference. But this isn't true. Here's why JavaScript is actually a pass by value language.

How to Add a Copy-to-Clipboard Button to Your Jekyll Blog

Learn how to add a copy-to-clipboard button to your Jekyll blog using some clever Liquid templating and just a few lines of JavaScript.

Python Google Sheets Tutorial

In this quick tutorial, you'll learn how to automate data entry tasks using the Google Cloud Platform and the Python Google Sheets API, with minimal setup.

Getting Started with Jekyll and GitHub Pages: Your First Website

Jekyll is a static site generator that makes it easy for you to create a website and blog. If you're interested in getting started with Jekyll and GitHub Pag...

Finite State Machine (FSM) Tutorial: Implementing an FSM in C++

Finite state machines (FSMs) are used in lots of different situations to model complex entity state. In this finite state machine tutorial, I'll help you und...

Create a Free Contact Form with Formspree

Formspree makes it easy for you to add a free contact form to your website. Setting it up takes no more than a few minutes. Learn how to get started!

How to Create Invulnerability Frames in Unity

Learn how to implement invulnerability frames in Unity using coroutines. This popular game mechanic exists in many modern and retro games.