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Drumset Transcription - "Learn To Fly" by the Foo Fighters

January 19th, 2021 (1 minute read)

I've been taking drumset lessons and have been working on the Foo Fighters tune "Learn to Fly." I sat down with the music and did my best at transcribing the drumset part. You can download the PDF below. You can also download the MuseScore file here. Drumset Transcription - "Learn To Fly" by the Foo Fighters

Game of Types: A Song of GraphQL and TypeScript

May 23rd, 2019 (14 minute read)

Originally published on the Formidable blog. Over the last few years, the popularity of both GraphQL and TypeScript has exploded in the web ecosystem—and for good reason: They help developers solve real problems encountered when building modern web applications. One of the primary benefits of both technologies is their strongly typed nature. Strong typing is a communication…

Blazing Fast Testing in Node with MongoDB

February 6th, 2019 (12 minute read)

Look ma, no mocks! What is MongoDB? MongoDB is a document-based NoSQL database, and is a popular choice for applications in the Node ecosystem. In a traditional relational database, such as MySQL, data is stored as rows and columns within tables. MongoDB, however, stores documents, such as BSON objects (binary JSON), which live inside a collection. There are many benefits to…

ReactJS and Redux Educational Resources

June 15th, 2016 (3 minute read)

In my job as a full-stack developer at Dealer Inspire (if you like this stuff, you should work with us), I developed one of our new products using the React/Redux stack.  It was completely new to me when I started, and honestly, quite confusing at first.  After reading, and reading, and reading…. I finally “got it”.  I put together a list of some of the resources I found useful…

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

September 1st, 2015 (1 minute read)

This recipe is based on something I saw on Food Network from Ina Garten on Barefoot Contessa.  It is delicious. garlic Ingredients 2 heads Garlic (about 40 cloves) 5 Pounds Chicken Thighs (bone-in, skin-on) Kosher salt Black pepper 1 tablespoons Olive oil 1 tablespoons Cognac (optional) 1.5 cups white wine 1 bunch fresh thyme 1 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 tablespoons heavy…

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