My goal is to help you work faster.
I must speak and teach until I hear 10 people say, "That thing you taught me? I used it! And it saved me time!"
(Ahem ... although maybe blogging slower than I'd hoped. Ugh, coders' repetitive stress injury.)
So check out the tutorials. Play with code. Tell me about your triumphs.
08 Feb 2021
First things first: I need some data items to be in the menu. And I need some templating to turn it into basic blocks of HTML. Let’s make a little 11ty SSG project.Continue Reading
08 Feb 2021
I have a “dream nav bar” in mind, but building it is another issue. Follow me on a journey through building a minimalistic, accessible, responsive 2-level top-of-site navigation menu.Continue Reading
05 Feb 2021
Oracle User Group meetups attract some great DBAs and database developers. With their permission, I’d like to share a slick little Extract, Transform, Load (“ETL”) data integration pattern that DBA Ken Frank introduced to me, developed with Sidi Mohamed Cheikh Ahmed and Sue Kolles. It does a single-direction sync from Oracle into Salesforce, making sure that inserts, updates, and deletes are all propagated.Continue Reading
29 Jan 2021
Thinking about migrating from, say, GitHub Pages-flavored Jekyll to a newer SSG? Eleventy is probably your closest bet, because it allows you to stick to the Liquid templating language you know and love. But the heart of a well-componentized site generation model, includes, works a little differently between Jekyll and 11ty.Continue Reading
15 Jan 2021
Thanks for coming to Salesforce MVP Narender Singh’s and my 6-minute lightning demo “APIs are for admins: texting your colleagues with Salesforce Flow” at Cactusforce 2021Continue Reading
08 Jan 2021
05 Jan 2021
node_modules folders is the new defragging.
02 Jan 2021
Architecturally, getting API-based headless CMS to work with the Jekyll SSG is a bit nuanced.Continue Reading
26 Dec 2020
How do I make the codebases behind my minimum viable build tutorials?Continue Reading
09 Dec 2020
Here’s my code for a quick “hello world” serverless function on Netlify Functions, Cloudflare Workers, and Vercel Functions. Here, a “serverless function” is a URL on the web that responds to HTTPs requests, doing some computation in the background before deciding exactly what the response should be, but for which I don’t have to write a lot of code about how the underlying web server works.Continue Reading