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10 Lessons from 10 Years as a Software Engineer

November 18, 2016

On a sunny Wednesday in September 2006, I showed up for my first day of an

Thoughts on ES6 Proxies Performance

October 28, 2016

Proxies are a powerful ES2015 feature that let you intercept operations on object properties by defining "traps" (function handlers) for getting/setting a property. For example:

The 80/20 Guide to MongoDB Geospatial Queries

October 14, 2016

MongoDB's powerful built-in geospatial queries are one of the big reasons

Using Ramda as a Dependency Injector

September 23, 2016

Ramda is quickly becoming an indispensible part of my node projects. Lodash is more accessible and beginner-friendly, but ramda is far more powerful and expressive once you wrap your mind around it. In this article, I'll take a look at the applySpec() function and how it can replace dependency injectors like wagner.

Mongoose 4.5 Custom Query Methods

August 04, 2016

One particularly neat feature of mongoose is the chainable query builder API. This API provides the ability to build up MongoDB queries with helper methods, rather than via a JSON object.

Mongoose 4.5 Virtual Populate

July 18, 2016