Married

On November 1st, 2014 at 6:05pm EST I got married to my beautiful and loving wife Rachel Ross. »

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Building Hacker News With Angularjs

This week Hacker News announced its official API. This is really great news. Prior to this official API all 3rd-party apps resorted to scraping the website to as their data source, a brittle and unscalable practice. This new API provides a standard and efficient way to create 3rd-party Hacker News applications. »

Chartbeat Presents at Front-end Meetup

Last Thursday Chartbeat hosted the Frontend Innovators Meetup group at our office. The focus was Angular.js, and my co-workers and I had the good fortune of being presenters. Our goal was to share some of the experiences and insights we’ve gained over the past year working with Angular.js. »

Migrating from Slate to Hydra

For the longest time I have used Slate as my window manager of choice. »

Summer of Swift

When Apple announced Swift at WWDC 2014 my jaw hit the floor. Along with everyone else I had no way to guess that Apple was preparing such a massive announcement. Not only did they announce a whole new language that was ready to start being developed on, but one that was backwards compatible with the entirity of the Cocoa Touch framework, written in an entirely different language (Objective-C). »

Building an Entire Product in 6 Weeks (How we built the Chartbeat Paid Content Tool)

A little while ago we released our Paid Content product after two consecutive six week sprints. The first six weeks were spent creating the MVP, and the second six weeks were spent polishing it up. »