If Only

Or, Why Hulu is Keeping Me Up at Night I love Hulu, but their “mature audiences” advisory bothers me to no end. Specifically, the position of the word “only.” Every time the announcer reads these words, I mute the audio and look away. Don’t get me wrong; odds are I’ll commit a passel of crayon-worthy constructions before reaching the end Read More …

Product Strategy: Greenfield or Established Market?

Getting Our Fix I’m going to reveal a deep, dark, and personal consumer secret: I love Reese’s Dark Chocolate Miniature Cups. So does my wife. They’re our go-to treat, snack, dessert. We never run out of them. Almost never. I say this because recently, an inexplicable thing happened. All of the stores we visit that Read More …

Building on Ethereum: Part 8 – Deployment

In this series, I’m discussing the phases of a project encompassing a non-trivial set of Ethereum smart contracts and the React/Redux application that communicates with them.  The project, called In-App Pro Shop, aims to help Ethereum developers easily support in-app purchases as ERC-721 Non-fungible Tokens (NFTs). Part 1 – Decisions Part 2 – Functionality Part 3 – Setup Read More …

Building on Ethereum: Part 7 – Client to Contract Communications

In this series, I’m discussing the phases of a project encompassing a non-trivial set of Ethereum smart contracts and the React/Redux application that communicates with them.  The project, called In-App Pro Shop, aims to help Ethereum developers easily support in-app purchases as ERC-721 Non-fungible Tokens (NFTs). Part 1 – Decisions Part 2 – Functionality Part 3 – Setup and Read More …

Building on Ethereum: Part 6 – Bootstrapping the Client

In this series, I’m discussing the phases of a project encompassing a non-trivial set of Ethereum smart contracts and the React/Redux application that communicates with them.  The project, called In-App Pro Shop, aims to help Ethereum developers easily support in-app purchases as ERC-721 Non-fungible Tokens (NFTs). Part 1 – Decisions Part 2 – Functionality Part 3 – Setup and Read More …

Building on Ethereum: Part 5 – Writing Tests

In this series, I’m discussing the phases of a project encompassing a non-trivial set of Ethereum smart contracts and the React/Redux application that communicates with them.  The project, called In-App Pro Shop, aims to help Ethereum developers easily support in-app purchases as ERC-721 Non-fungible Tokens (NFTs). Part 1 – Decisions Part 2 – Functionality Part 3 – Setup and Read More …

Building on Ethereum: Part 4 – Writing Contracts

In this series, I’m discussing the phases of a project encompassing a non-trivial set of Ethereum smart contracts and the React/Redux application that communicates with them.  The project, called In-App Pro Shop, aims to help Ethereum developers easily support in-app purchases as ERC-721 Non-fungible Tokens (NFTs). Part 1 – Decisions Part 2 – Functionality Part 3 – Setup and Read More …

Building on Ethereum: Part 3 – Setup and Test

In this series, I’m discussing the phases of a project encompassing a non-trivial set of Ethereum smart contracts and the React/Redux application that communicates with them.  The project, called In-App Pro Shop, aims to help Ethereum developers easily support in-app purchases as ERC-721 Non-fungible Tokens (NFTs). Part 1 – Decisions Part 2 – Functionality Part 3 – Setup and Read More …

Building on Ethereum: Part 2 – Functionality

In this series, I’m discussing the phases of a project encompassing a non-trivial set of Ethereum smart contracts and the React/Redux application that communicates with them.  The project, called In-App Pro Shop, aims to help Ethereum developers easily support in-app purchases as ERC-721 Non-fungible Tokens (NFTs). Part 1 – Decisions Part 2 – Functionality Part 3 – Setup and Read More …

Imperative vs Declarative JavaScript

I was recently doing a JavaScript code review and came across a chunk of classic imperative code (a big ol’ for loop) and thought, here’s an opportunity to improve the code by making it more declarative. While I was pleased with the result, I wasn’t 100% certain how much (or even if) the code was Read More …