Hey, I'm Devin!

A front-end developer that specializes in building web applications that are performant, accessible, and focused on the user experience.

I've Lost Faith in Client-Side Analytics

Opinion / / 3 min read

I’ve been using Google Analytics on this website since its inception, and according to W3Techs, 56.4 percent of sites on the internet do too. I use the data collected from Google Analytics to see which posts are popular, and features are used most often. If a particular article is more popular than others, I’ll make sure to write more about that subject in the future. If a specific feature is rarely used, I’ll most likely remove it.

Accumulate Complex Objects With the Reduce Method

JavaScript / / 5 min read

Many people don’t realize the power and potential of the Array.reduce (MDN) method. What makes it so powerful is its ability to take in an array containing any values and then return almost any type of data. Because of this flexibility, I want to highlight one technique you can use to traverse an array containing an infinite number of nested objects. You’ll learn how to accumulate all objects and return a single object you can use to reference any entry by ID.

Building the Inspect Measurement Engine

React / / 18 min read

Not too long ago I had the opportunity to construct a measurement system inside of Inspect that depicts and calculates the distances between two layers. In-between each layer, a line is drawn with a label that displays the distance. Supporting lines are added to the nearest edges of the hovered layer to help give the user an idea where the measurement lines reach.

In this article, I’ll explain some of my ideas and how I managed to take a fairly complex problem, break it down, and deliver something of value to an end user. I hope by you reading through this article; you’ll have a better understanding of how to dissect a problem you may be encountering. I know when I was handed the ticket to implement this functionality, it was intimidating.