David Towster Software Engineer


Helpful bits of knowledge on the path to becoming a software developer

Asynchronous Web Requests with React/Redux

When building a React/Redux front end my Rails back end project, WineFinder, I found async web requests to be one of the harder concepts to internalize. Below is my attempt at a guide:


Javascript Concepts: Hoisting and Scope

Scope and hoisting in Javascript can be slightly confusing concepts to a novice JS coder. While I’m learning these concepts, I wanted to write this post as both a future reference for myself or anyone else.


Ruby Web Scraping CLI Data Gem

Upon seeing the instructions for this project, I have to admit I was intimidated. However, after watching Avi’s CLI Data Gem Walkthrough video and a provided example gem on Github, I quickly became more comfortable, and even very excited to do the project.