At work, I use webpack all the time but it is with laravel. On this blog, I haven’t written much about laravel (something that I eventually want to correct). I do want to address the deficit of webpack content today, though.Continue reading "Playing with the Vue CLI and Webpack"
It has been a little while since I last played around with a NoSQL database on the blog. Back in 2014, I wrote a few posts about CouchDB and over the years, I have done a bit with Firebase. Today’s topic is going to be MongoDB.Continue reading "MongoDB (Part 1): Getting Started"
Last year, I wrote the post “My preferred tools for coding” and I figured that this was a good time to update that list. A lot of this stuff is also listed on the resources page of my main website.Continue reading "My prefered tools for coding (2021 Update)"
One of the things that are most important to me for phase 1 of the state parks app is to have the list of parks be sorted by how far the user is from the park. After all, Tower Hill State Park might be interesting but if you live 4 hours away, you aren’t likely …Continue reading "How to sort a list of locations by how close they are to you"
Previously, we have looked at the plan for the State Parks app and how I used a Google Sheets document as the back-end for the thing. The next step is to set up a new git repo and hosting. In an earlier day, I might be spinning up a DigitalOcean or Google Cloud VM but …Continue reading "State Parks App: Hosting and Code Management"
Previously, we took a look at my plan to build an app to track state parks. The first step towards phase 1 of the plan is to have some solid data, so we need to build an API. Last year, we looked at building a JSON API using Google Sheets. I don’t see any reason …Continue reading "State Parks App: The API"
Back in April, I visited Aztalan State Park and despite the recent death of my truck, I still want to continue with my plan to visit every state park in the Wisconsin State Parks system. My first thought when I set the goal was to just track it on my main website. While that works, …Continue reading "State Parks App: The Plan"
I am slightly surprised that I haven’t done a post on this, yet. My intention with this blog post is to simply show how to layer text on-top of an image.Continue reading "How to add text on-top of an image"
One of the things that I tried to add to my website, last summer was a map that showed what countries I had visited. I was never able to come up with a solution that I really liked but this week’s little experiment might fit the need. You might remember from our previous Mapbox post …Continue reading "Showing countries on a map using Mapbox"
Two weeks ago, we looked at how to embed a Mapbox map on a website. I figured that this time, we would look at how to mark a location on a map. We are going to look at two methods: dropping a pin on a map to show a location and drawing a shape to …Continue reading "Showing a location on a map using Mapbox"