React Native - The future is here

I have been developing web applications for almost 10 years and have had the privilege of seeing the web become what it is today. If you are writing web applications in 2015 you should appreciate all of the wonderful tools and technologies that we have at our disposal to build…

Announcing JSDev.io

I have been working with a good friend of mine Dwayne Charrinton on a very cool project called JSDev.io, a javascript oriented news website similar to EchoJS and Hacker News with a couple of twists added. We have some ideas on how to improve the site and make it…

EC2 Setup: Authenticating the proper way

Yesterday I was setting up an EC2 instance with Ubuntu/Nginx/Node/Mongo/Meteor on it and ran into a couple of issues with the first attempt that could have easily been avoided. When you are setup an EC2 instance on AWS (Amazon), you will be asked whether you want…

iOS: Using NSArray arrayWithObjects? iOS 8.1 might have something to say

Today I decided to fix some bugs on the oaSES Online iPhone app. I wrote this application back in 2012 and it performed beautifully, a real success. Since then I have been working on a lot of other projects but since iOS 8 came out, we noticed that a lot…

Building RaveDish

A month or so ago, I decided to build a mobile application that would allow me to rate dishes at restaurants, and most importantly, be able to browse other ratings from friends and users of the application. I decided to call this application RaveDish, and came up with a stack…

Name your functions in Webstorm for better intellisense

Since I joined DLA TV, we have refactored our AngularJS code into an advanced and well documented structure that supports large scale development by remote teams. We also decided on using Jetbrain's Webstorm as the IDE of our choice (although you can use anything as long as you follow the…