Things have come a long way with code editors since I started my development career four years ago. During my coding bootcamp days, I was using Sublime Text. When I moved into my first job I used Atom, and then eventually Visual Studio Code (VS Code).
At this point, I think VS Code is a top choice for new web developers because of all the wonderfully helpful extensions available to users.
How many times have we gotten stuck on something because we can’t find a missing bracket? …
Several years ago, I lived in a house that was not close to a lot of things. I bought the house because it was close to the school that I was going to teach forever. Two years later I was commuting 45 minutes or more into downtown Raleigh.
For three years, I spent most days driving about 120 miles/day. My commute to and from work was the ultimate time-suck. Without traffic, it was about a 35-minute drive on the highway. I was getting up and leaving by 6:15 am to avoid traffic backing up and increasing my commute.
On average, I spent about 2.5–3 hours in the car. On some workdays, it might’ve been more. …
We have all written code we don’t quite understand! And that’s okay. I’m here to help!
Last weekend I spent four wonderful days on a North Carolina mountain vacation. My two closest friends and I headed west to a town called Leicester in the North Carolina mountains, just 30 minutes outside of Asheville, North Carolina. As I’ve mentioned before, I have a love/hate relationship with fall in North Carolina, but the mountains in October are certainly one of the reasons I love it!
This was the first time I had seen my friends since February 2020, and the first people I had spent time with outside of my own family. …
It’s fall y’all! And for me, one of my favorite parts is about this season is Trader Joe’s fall items. It’s mainly food offerings, but I do have one non-food item on this list.
These are in no particular order, but they are only available for a limited time. I will also say unless you like the taste of apples and pumpkins, then this list may not be for you. It’s all about those fall scents, smells, and tastes.
Enjoy and hurry to your local Trader Joe’s before the season is over! …
The syntax is fairly simple.
The first and required parameter you pass the array method is the value that you want to search for in the array. This value is case sensitive, and it is looking for an EXACT match. …
Greetings from Oak Island, NC! My brother, his girlfriend, and I came down to see my parents for the weekend. It’s always a nice time, but it goes by really fast.
It is starting to feel like fall in North Carolina!
I do love this time of year, but at the same time, I hate to say “goodbye” to the summer. I love the summer and just sitting on the beach with a book. I could do it for HOURS.
Speaking of hours, I am already missing longer days. I used to be able to read on my patio at home until 8:45 pm at one point during the summer. …
I have been reverse dieting for a few weeks now, and while I love eating more food it is really hard to watch my weight fluctuate all over the place.
I’ve thought about reducing the amount that I weigh myself, or not weighing myself at all for a few weeks, but that hasn’t always been the most successful solution for me. I tried this after I had knee surgery in early 2015 and the result was an additional 15 pounds. …
forEach() was not on my radar. If I needed to iterate over an array,
for loops were my everything.
forEach() iterates over an array in a clean and succinct way. Unlike with its predecessor (
for loop), you don’t have to indicate that the loop should run for the duration of the length of the array. …
It has been a great, but exhausting week!
Last week was my first week at my new job, and waking up earlier to get things done. It’s amazing how different I feel waking up when the sun is shining versus when it’s still dark out! But- I did it!
I know some of you are probably rolling your eyes because you get up much earlier than 6 am, but I’ve spent the last several months getting up naturally with my dogs at about 7 am. It is WILD to me how much of a difference it makes. …