RxJs is a really powerful library for doing reactive programming and working with data. Like any powerful library though we run into issues that might make us scratch our head if we haven’t seen before.

Say for example have a method in a service or controller in Angular that needs…

Digital Ocean is a great platform that is super easy to use. They also have gotten in the habit of enforcing some best practices, and that includes forcing you to connect to your MongoDB instance with a certificate provided by Digital Ocean.

If you are running NestJS, it's pretty easy…

This article will cover how to deploy an NX MonoRepo that uses NestJS for the backend and Angular for the front end. As a bonus, we’ll walk through setting up MongoDB as well. …

When I think of RxJs, I recall a quote from the late great Anthony Bourdain on China.

The one thing I know for sure about China is, I will never know China. It’s too big, too old, too diverse, too deep. There’s simply not enough time.

The same could be…

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What seems like forever ago, I wrote about a simple and easy MVC pattern that can be used with Node and Express. As time went on, I have started to evolve the pattern to mimic patterns found in enterprise frameworks such as .NET Web API 2.

First a few disclaimers.

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As part of providing some API usage examples, I worked up an example that includes how to page through an Api using async/await. I won’t go to much into detail here since the pattern speaks for itself.

The code could be condensed and improved, but I left it verbose for…

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This article is for anyone who has built an API in Node using Express and is interested in securing it based on the concept of Allowed Origins and CORS or Cross Origin Resource Sharing. You may have secured a good part of your application with token based authorization for an…

If you are reading this, you probably feel alone, angry, abandoned by our society. You, however, are not alone. I’m here to walk you through this journey of frustration. You have probably looked at dozens of GitHub and Stack Overflow issues, none providing you the oasis of a compiled binary.

Update —

This pattern still works and is effective, that being said I have an article that is in Alpha with a newer more complete pattern posted below

Now back to our regularly scheduled programming.

For some reason most examples of Node/Express MVC architecture are extremely over complicated, rely on…

Sexy Input Styling Example with CSS

For the app I am currently making, I wanted to create transparent inputs with rounded corners and styled placeholders.

In researching how to do this, I found there was a surprisingly small set of nice examples for me too follow and very little information…

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