MercedUI – NEW Web Component-Based Front-End Framework

As I learned how to make Web Components using the Native Browser API I felt some improvements could easily be made to bring in many of the features we are used to when working with something like React. So first off here is my playlist where I go over how to create components with the […]

Guide to Web Technologies (For Recent Bootcamp Grads)

By Alex Merced of *Alex Merced is an Instructor for General Assembly in their Software Engineering Immersive Courses and a Full Stack Developer for Crossfield Digital ALL COMPANIES All employers need Front-end developers creating their UI logic, nowadays with Single Page Applications more and more of the work is on the front end using […]

Web Components in 2020 — What are they and good libraries/frameworks.

When working with frameworks like React, Vue, Svelte or Angular you encapsulate your UI in “components” that can be invoked by an HTML tag with the components name. This pattern has become the norm, the downside is to use these frameworks you have to bundle in the framework with your project increasing your bundle size […]

SSSAG Stack, the Stack of Tomorrow

Stacks change as needs change and looking at the technologies available and the solutions available my belief is the stack that addresses most modern concerns is what I would call the SSSag Stack. Let me walk through the parts and what they solve. 1- Serverless This represents using serverless architecture and possibly the serverless framework. […]

2020 – Free Resources for Learning Web Development

With a new year comes many new hearts and minds that will be captivated with the idea of web development as a career or hobby. With so many resources to learn web development what are some free resources you can use? This website is actually my final project for the Bootcamp I did with […]

What is Optional Chaining and Nullish Coalescing? (ES2020)

The Quick Answer These are two of the new features to be implemented in the ES Standard in 2020. So while they don’t become official Javascript till next year they are already usable in Typescript 7.3 and in the latest version of Google’s V8 javascript engine which powers google chrome and node. My Video illustrating […]

Learn all the Programming Languages!

To really feel comfortable learning any language there are four main areas you need to start with. 1. Data and Data Types What types of data can my variables be, how do I declare the variable? What operators are available to do mathematical and boolean operations with my variables?What collections are available to group my […]

General Assembly and My Web Dev Origin Story

At the beginning of 2019, I was celebrating 11 years of being with Greico Financial Training. I went from being initially a part-time hire to being one of its lead instructors and creating most of their online learning platform which trains financial professionals of all levels to get their securities licensing. Yet, despite what had […]