Ok, so in my last blog about this game, we talked about building the character objects for the playable characters and enemies. This time though, let’s start digging into how you actually choose these characters to battle.

Now, down the road, when this is all set up properly, we’ll ideally…


VILLA PARK, IL — 36-year-old Thomas Kowalski remembers exactly where he was the day that Bears social media tweeted out the now infamous Andy Dalton QB1 image.

“Yeah, I was scrolling on my lunch break at work. And I saw that post and thought ‘Alright, you know what I’m behind…


Recently, I’ve started to learn Vue.js in my free time. Overall, it’s been a really enjoyable and pretty easy framework to pick up. It’s easy on the eyes, pretty intuitively laid out, and has a lot of the same positives I really like in React. …


Recently I’ve been building out my portfolio website in React. And for about 99% of this process, React has been highly unnecessary. Almost everything you really need for a simple project like a portfolio can be adequately handled with simple HTML/CSS. …


How to set up a rich text editor in your React App.

My Chicago Sports Blog Project

Recently, I’ve been working on building a WordPress-style blog from scratch using React. And before we get started, I realize that this is somewhat of an inherently trivial exercise because WordPress already exists. And as it turns out…


After spending most of my still relatively short coding journey learning and working with React, I’ve recently started exploring a new JavaScript framework for the first time. While there are other options, I decided to give Vue.js a go. I chose Vue for a number of reasons, including its relatively…


Dynamically Adding Points on a Map via Forms

In the first part of this two part series of posts, we introduced the Google Maps API, and went over how to incorporate a functional map in your app, with markers generated from your backend that dynamically route to specific pages for…


A guide to working with The Google Maps API in a React.js App.

If you’re like me, you love a good map, particularly if it’s interactive. A clickable map, goes a long way towards enhancing a user’s experience. …


A couple of my recent posts have had to do with implementing some standard functional features in a React project that I’ve been working on. This post will be the third installment in the this practical React series, and will focus on the implementation of a pop up modal.

Pop…


A very basic intro to Big O Notation.

If you’re in the business of prepping for your first developer job, Big O Notation is a pretty unavoidable topic. …

Davidj Fertitta

Full Stack Developer / designer based out of Denver CO

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