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Add React Hot Reloading to create-react-app

April 6, 2017 -

I love create-react-app. I’ve used it as the boilerplate generator for the last 4 projects I’ve worked on. I’ve tried other React boilerplates, but always come back because of it’s great foundation, as well as it’s ability to be ejected and customized. One thing I miss dearly is hot reloading. React Hot Loader is, in my opinion, one of the killer features of React that makes it better/faster to develop with than any other front-end technology I’ve ever used. Read more about Add React Hot Reloading to create-react-app

Windows XP and Slow HTTP Requests

June 21, 2016 -

This week at work I was faced with a bug that manifested as Windows XP clients being slower to access parts of a web interface than Windows 7 or 10. This was strange because in Wireshark the requests looked basically the same. It turned out that the embedded system hosting the web interface was rejecting Ethernet frames larger than 1500 bytes. This was most likely because of a misinterpretation of the MTU as referring to the frame size (at layer 2) instead of the payload size (at layer 3). Read more about Windows XP and Slow HTTP Requests

So You Want to Change the Gravity Forms Form Tag…

April 1, 2016 -

I had an interesting request from a client today. They use Pardot to integrate with the forms on their old website, and wanted to do the same with their new WordPress theme. We’re using the always spectacular Gravity Forms for the forms on the site. I did the integrations, and we got an error. I didn’t realize (but now it makes perfect sense) that Gravity Forms defaults to enctype=”multipart/form-data”. I scoured the Gravity Forms settings, looking for a way to switch that to the correct enctype without any luck. Read more about So You Want to Change the Gravity Forms Form Tag…

Change is Scary; The Future is Bright

January 25, 2016 -

After two awesome years, it’s time. My last day at Lemonly will be this Friday, January 29th. That’s a hard thing for me to write. I’ve been at Lemonly since December 2013, two of the best years of my life. But as with all things in life, change is what keeps us scared and growing. What’s next? I’m finally starting my own business. I’ve been doing contract front-end development, building anything from huge web apps to WordPress themes, for startups and agencies, part time, for almost 5 years. Read more about Change is Scary; The Future is Bright