Tips for SXSW from a SXSW Virgin

I went to the Interactive portion of the 2013 SXSW Conference for the first time, below are a few of my tips for anyone attending SXSW for the first...

Simple Backbone View Animations

Single page apps can be very jarring if you’re not used to animations to show views with new or detailed views. Animations in a SPA can be trickier to...

Using Comparator For Sorting Backbone Collections

The comparator method in Backbone is quite useful and is only limited by your imagination. The Backbone documentation doesn’t give us any sample code, so here are a...

Email Newsletters for Front-end Developers

Email has gotten a bad name for itself over the last decade. Spammers, phishers and Nigerian Princes have mastered it. Even Facebook now has their own version of email. I...

Updating Java on Mac OS X and IntelliJ 12

Many blog and Stack Overflow posts are instructing users to set their $JAVA_HOME path within Terminal or by directly adding it to their ~/.bash_profile file. The highly esteemed OJDX...