Automating Vuex boilerplate with Hygen

Vue developers: want to up your programming output? Start with automating Vuex boilerplate code. The Vuex Tradeoff Vuex is a wonderful tool for managing state in Vue applications. Unfortunately, it requires a great deal of boilerplate code. What was once a single method is now three mutations and an action spread across three files. Yes, … Continue reading Automating Vuex boilerplate with Hygen

Deleting nested data in Firestore

Deleting nested data in Firestore is frustrating. It’s somehow unsupported natively, and there doesn’t seem to be an elegant way of doing it. Firestore We’ve build a lot of platforms on Firebase. Like Parse, it’s a backend as a service (BaaS) that can save a lot of development time. It provides a suite of cloud … Continue reading Deleting nested data in Firestore

Crawling Southwest Airlines Flights with Puppeteer

Crawling a website- that is, programmatically pulling data from a URL- has millions of applications. Sometimes you’ll need to aggregate data to make decisions. Other times, you’ll need to monitor information constantly. You also might be looking for cheap flights. The sheer number of software modules helping you scrape is vast; to help narrow things … Continue reading Crawling Southwest Airlines Flights with Puppeteer

Rapid Prototyping: Ionic 4 and WordPress

Check out our new guide on web scraping! The final code for this guide can be found here. Goal In this guide, we’re going to prototype a mobile application using Ionic 4. We’ll be showcasing a news app that reads content from a WordPress website. To keep things simple, this application will mostly display the … Continue reading Rapid Prototyping: Ionic 4 and WordPress

Rapid Prototyping: Parse and Vue

Check out our new guide on web scraping! This guide is the first part in a series on rapid software development. In this tutorial, we create a Vue application that utilizes the Parse SDK.  Specifically, we’ll focus on authorization / authentication and developing a sign in page that uses Parse’s login call. We’ll also use … Continue reading Rapid Prototyping: Parse and Vue