sometimes know exactly what I’m doing!
Publicly available from the Chrome Web Store, this is an open-source extension for Google Chrome. I wanted a one-click solution to both de-duplicate the tabs in my current window as well as group them together by domain - So I built and released one.
❂ Qards iOS/Android App
A mobile cross-platform realtime multi-player card game. Used React-Native in order to make a cross-platform app for real-time multiplayer card games. Of course there were lots of moving pieces in the tech-stack to make this work - Firebase for Facebook/Google authentication, Reddis, SQL, Socket.io, Heroku deployment of our Express server with Circle-CI. Really wanted to get P2P WebRTC working, but since React Native is always in flux, at the time that library was broken. As this was a team project, there is plenty of code I’d like to rewrite. Thoughts include changing the client/server to use GraphQL instead of the GET/POST scheme originally designed because now that I know about GQL I think it would be a much better tool for the job. Additionally, the testing suite should be rewritten (perhaps using Jest) since the mocha/chai/sinon combo caused us more problems than they solved.
❂ Stateful State Feels (News Mapper)
An interactive Data-Visualization using Bootstrap and React libraries for construction. Every 24-hrs the “Top-10 news stories by US-State” were pulled from a custom API and put into a MongoDB database. From there, each story was run through the IBM Watson Tone Analyzer API which returned a variety of sentiment analysis scores. These scores formed a dataset which was used to feed a Mapbox overlay placed on a map of the US. Users would select different criteria and can then hover over each state with a mouse to see a choropleth-style visualization of the ‘score’ of that particular sentiment. Eventually this was expanded to a global context which required the addition of data-scraping the front page of a number of international English-language news sites. (Ver1 of the project is still deployed on Heroku, but there isn’t any data to see since our api provider shut down in Jan-2018.)
❂ WordPress Sites
Not high on any web-developer’s resume [any more] is the work done for umpteen WordPress installations. While I’m looking forward to WordPress becoming a React environment, in the past I’ve done a dozen or so sites with the WordPress CMS so clients could manage their own content without my assistance. Depending on the project, I’ve created customized reusable child-themes that could be updated, custom PHP elements for rendering, WordPress’ own JetPack system for link/comment-tracking and SEO, as well as not so out-of-the-box solutions. Different projects have required everything from WooCommerce plugin shopping-carts, creating custom code to facilitate PayPal payments, to online client scheduling.
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