CJ Coffey

A place to write down my thoughts

Top 5 Terminal Utilities

Another easy post? Oh, certainly, but again, this information is important to retain. ripgrep You have no idea (or maybe you do?) how useful this thing is. First of all, it’s incredibly fast. I’m sure this thing could find my birth certificate before I could find my glasses that are sitting on my face. helix You ever want to use vim but you don’t want to do the work of setting it up?...

October 28, 2022 · 2 min · 322 words · CJ Coffey

How I Stay Up to Date

Technology is an industry much like medicine. If you’re not constantly learning, you’re falling behind and potentially causing harm to your customers/patients. As a software engineer, there are a handful of things I do to try and stay up-to-date with tech and trends in the industry. YouTube This is probably the biggest and easiest one to do, though, you’ll need to find “your people”. I subscribe to a few channels that are either generic in their software content, or highly focused....

October 27, 2022 · 4 min · 685 words · CJ Coffey

Top 5 Visual Studio Code Extensions

Is this an easy post to make? Sure, but it’s an important one, especially if my mind eraser frog is used against me. Anyways, here’s a list of my favorite VSCode extensions. Path intellisense This is so incredibly handy. I mean, all of them are, but still. It’s hard to remember paths, so this is a must have anytime I’m having to import {something} from 'some/path'. Code Runner Ever since I found this, I basically never use codepen or anything similar....

October 11, 2022 · 3 min · 523 words · CJ Coffey

Dev Log Series Part 1

Welcome back, everyone. It’s certainly be a minute. I apologize. I had all of the video games to play and blogging seemed like such a drag. I’m back now, though, due to some inspiration given to me by my new manager at work. Let’s talk about a few things. I’m not going to release any of the content from my previous post, if it was not already obvious. For what it’s worth, I had some of the posts written out, but I never published them because I didn’t think the work was good enough to publish....

October 9, 2022 · 4 min · 727 words · CJ Coffey

Small Update

I realize it’s been almost a year since I’ve posted anything on here, so I thought I’d give a little bit of an update for any readers I may have. Late last year, I moved further away from the city because the area I was living in was infested with giant roaches. Earlier this year, I got engaged to my girlfriend of 5 years, and we’re getting married this November. I also got a new puppy as well back in February....

June 29, 2017 · 2 min · 235 words · CJ Coffey

Let Me Gush About Gogs

So, fairly recently, I needed to mirror a private git repository from an external site to an internal site. I searched the interwebs far and wide to try and figure out the best way to do this. I thought, “Perhaps I could just run a git instance on my team’s build server? That way, the new guy can see the code until we get him the licenses he needs in order to use the external site....

October 20, 2016 · 2 min · 279 words · CJ Coffey

How To Make A Website

How To Make A Website It’s been quite a while since I’ve done a blog post, but after I was asked how I make and deploy my website, I thought I’d write up a little something. This post will show you how to serve a static site with firebase and how to link up your own custom domain to it as well. DISCLAIMER You should be comfortable with the command line for this tutorial....

October 18, 2016 · 5 min · 956 words · CJ Coffey

Ionic 2 Tutorial Part 2

Photo Storage Tutorial Part 2 Writing Unit Tests for your Ionic 2 app DISCLAIMER Because Angular 2 is still putting out release candidates at this time (2016-08-23), some of what you see may not be applicable to whatever version is currently out when you read this. I’ll try to update this article when I can if/when a definite testing strategy is put out by the angular team. Intro GitHub repo for this tutorial at https://github....

August 22, 2016 · 12 min · 2454 words · CJ Coffey

Ionic 2 Tutorial Part 1

Photo Storage Tutorial Part 1 Using Ionic 2 and Firebase 3 to store your photos in a relatively secure location GitHub repo for this tutorial at https://github.com/dually8/Ionic2-Workshop So, I initially made this workshop/tutorial thing for work, but since I started a blog, a friend/colleague of mine said I should put it here. So, here we go. Let’s look at what you’ll be making, first. Essentially, we have a login page with email and password, a main page for taking photos and uploading them, and a secondary page for viewing your saved photos (which pulls from Firebase)....

August 18, 2016 · 9 min · 1883 words · CJ Coffey

FIRST

Initial Commit So…my first post on my first website that’s not MySpace. Neat. There’s a lot of stuff I need to do in order to clean up and make this place my own. I’ll be blogging about stuff I found that’s neat. I might make a few tutorials. Who knows? We’ll see. I just hope I don’t get sued for something I didn’t know about. Anyways, have a random gif to brighten your day....

August 14, 2016 · 1 min · 74 words · CJ Coffey