My Writing...

...it doesn't happen very often - but when it does, I hope that it provides something useful. I've recently received a messages regarding a couple of my posts - like dangling an ego carrot. So I'll continue to post (when time permits).

2021

2020

Standardbred Mobile - Framework Selection Process - Part 2
Continuing along the path to developing and releasing Standardbred Canada's mobile app, part 2 documents the initial creation and some of the best practices/libraries that were chosen to help along the way.

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Typescript React Native with Jest
Still going down the Typescript conversion of React Native Bluetooth Classic it was time to get the library setup with actual unit testing. Follow along with another few days of failures and successes.

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await and componentDidMount woes
While converting React Native Bluetooth Classic to Typescript I ran into some issues with componentDidMount and await. A couple evenings down of trying to figure out componentDidMount being blocked and a resolution was found.

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No exports main resolved ... @babel/helper-compilation-targets/package.json
Looks like the latest version of Node broke my Gatsby Publish Action. It's a good thing Google and Stack Overflow exist and made life substantially easier than it could have been.

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Zero to TypeScript in ... I'll let you know when it's done.
So I've been disliking Javascript for a while now, I won't lie - but I understand necessity. Looks like it's time to give Typescript a go and try to make the best of it. Enjoy my suffering.

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Pusblish Gatsby with Github Actions
Since you've taken the time to get your Github Pages site setup with Gatsby, you should probably add automated publishing next. With the help of Github Workflows and Gatsby Publish Action it takes seconds (or a few minutes tops).

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Goodbye Jekyll, Hello Gatsby!!
Welp... Jekyll didn't last long. I know it seems fickle, but after playing around with Jekyll for a while (I just wasn't a fan). Check out how I go about, yet another conversion, to Gatsby.

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Creating your OAuth2 token for Yahoo APIs within Postman
If you're intrested in getting/accessing your Yahoo Fantasy leages or teams, making sure you can setup Postman to perform testing with your OAuth token will definitely help. Follow along...

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Standardbred Mobile - Framework Selection Process - Part 1
Tasked with designing and developing Standardbred Canada's microchip scanning app; I wanted to document the process from selecting the appropriate framework to completing development and publishing the application(s).

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