Analyzing Two Frontend Technologies: Vue vs. React


Two of the most popular front-end technologies today are React and Vue.js. Current usage statistics reveal that React has been the most-used front-end technology for quite some time, with none of the other options really challenging its position. However, Vue.js, a new, progressive JavaScript framework, is gaining popularity and boasting satisfaction ratings comparable to React’s. 

This post provides my opinions on the strengths, weaknesses, and overall usability of these two frameworks. Though I’ve only spent about one year working with each, I’ve had the opportunity to explore many of the features they have to offer and see firsthand how each has been designed to respond to developer needs. 

Increase QA ROI by Cloning Large-Fingered Button Pushers


In quality assurance (QA) testing for new applications, it is often the case that there are more buttons that need pushing, or tests that need running, than there are testers to push the buttons in the timeframe by which those buttons need to be pushed. When teams encounter this, there are three common reactions: 

High Gas Prices are Okay: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Electron


If you didn’t care about electric vehicles (EVs) before, the current gas prices might have you rethinking your stance. With EV sales on the rise, we are seeing the beginning of an automotive revolution; one that will likely change the framework of American transportation in the next few decades. 

In this post, I am going to discuss the history of EVs, the challenges and benefits of the EV revolution, and why you should care (if you don’t already). 

Become a Figma Ninja: Introducing Figma Shortcuts


Several weeks ago, I stumbled upon a presentation entitled “Become a Figma Ninja.” While the presentation did nothing to improve my martial arts skills, it did provide incredibly beneficial keyboard shortcuts to improve your Figma efficiency. So, if you are interested in upping your Figma game, this post is for you.  

Story is King: Storyboarding for Short Form Videos


In this age of smartphones and digital cameras, anyone can capture photos and videos. However, for most people, the content is then left in the device’s memory to gather dust. When they eventually look back at the images, they no longer remember the little details that made that event so special. 

Rails Conference 2022 and the Dual Boot Upgrade Strategy


RailsConf, which took place in Portland, Oregon in May, is arguably the biggest and best Ruby on Rails conference in the world. It is the best place to go for newcomers and first-time conference goers, as the sessions tend to be geared towards more general approaches and strategies. By comparison, the Ruby Conference, which took place in Denver last November, has a more technical deep dive into the language and frameworks. This year, RailsConf 2022 focused on tips and tricks for upgrading Rails, and introduced a new upgrade strategy to elevate your Rails experience.

Developing Workflows in Group Side Projects


In 2019, when my friends and I found ourselves with extra free time, we decided to invest the time into making something that we could all enjoy. After sharing our interests and brainstorming ideas, ten of us decided to work together to create a video game. However, the time and effort needed to create a game far exceed the time and effort it takes to play it. In this blog post, I will use our video game creation to highlight the processes we utilized to stay organized and make our vision a reality.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning


A human sits across from a robot having a deep conversation. From the outside, it’s impossible to tell which is the human and which is the machine. This scenario is the theme of many a sci-fi story and the dream of many artificial intelligence (AI) engineers. 

Kotlin Multiplatform for Cross-Platform Mobile Development


Mobile Cross-platform app development has become an important alternative to traditional native development. With cross-platform app development, developers can design an app once, and then launch it on both Android and iOS simultaneously. It has become especially popular among startups, as it represents a rapid, cost-effective way to reach a wide range of users. 

One of the newest cross-platform frameworks to hit the market is Kotlin Multiplatform. As you can see in the table below from Statista, Kotlin Multiplatform is not among the largest market shareholders. However, while it is still new to the market, I believe it contains promising features that may attract more developers in the upcoming year.