I am pleased to announce that the latest episode of The Polyglot Developer Podcast has been published to iTunes and all of the other popular podcasting networks! Being in the development game is tough and the competition for work is fierce. You can go down the route of working for a company as a full-time or part-time employee, or you can operate on your own.
In the 23rd episode of the show titled, Being a Freelance Developer Contractor or Consultant, I’m joined by Nolan Erck, professional freelance consultant and owner of South of Shasta Consulting in Sacramento, CA.
The topic of this episode is working for yourself as a freelance developer consultant or contractor. In this episode Nolan and I explore everything from finding work, negotiating your rate, and ultimately accomplishing a task and building your reputation as a freelance developer.Read More
In a recent tutorial I demonstrated querying a GraphQL API from a Vue.js web application, but what if we wanted to explore something with an Android or iOS mobile application?
In this tutorial we’re going to see how to create an iOS and Android mobile application using NativeScript and Angular and then query a GraphQL API from that application using numerous methods.Read More
I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I’ve recently started to get serious about my content production and deployment approach on The Polyglot Developer. My goal is to be able to write my tutorials in Markdown, push to GitLab, and have it automatically deployed as a Docker container on my production server. Being able to automate things and take advantage of Docker will definitely improve my productivity in the long term.
So I’ve been playing around with tools on the subject, more specifically GitLab, because that is what I’m using to save a history of the blog. GitLab is a source code repository, but also a whole lot more given its ability to do continuous integration, continuous deployment, and work with Docker directly.
We’re going to take a look at installing GitLab and Docker on a Raspberry Pi, then configuring a GitLab CI Runner to take control of our continuous integration process every time we push some code. While it might sound easy, there are some certain things that aren’t so obvious in the setup and configuration.Read More
So how do you interact with a GraphQL API using something like Angular, React, or Vue.js?
When it comes to my name, there is often a lot of confusion. On social media sites such as Twitter, GitHub, and similar, I often go by nraboy which is the first character of my first name (Nic) followed by my last name (Raboy). When people see that, they often think of The National Rifle Association (NRA), which is obviously unrelated to what I’m trying to present myself as. However, due to the NRA acronym being similar to my online handles, I get included on a lot of crazy conversations that I really don’t want to be a part of. In fact, it is one of the main reasons why the blog was rebranded from blog.nraboy.com to thepolyglotdeveloper.com.
This past week I had the honor of attending the consumer electronics show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada. This had been a lifelong goal of mine to attend the event and get a firsthand look at all the latest and greatest technology releasing in 2019.
While mostly unrelated to development and the material typically found on The Polyglot Developer, I wanted to give a summary of the event with some of the things I enjoyed and some of the things I didn’t about the event.Read More
I’ve mentioned this numerous times before, but The Polyglot Developer is powered by Hugo which is a static site generator that takes Markdown and converts it to HTML. While Markdown is easy to use and can accomplish quite a bit, the syntax doesn’t accomplish everything that you’d hope to accomplish when it comes to a website. For example audio and video aren’t a thing in Markdown while it is in HTML. So how do you add custom components to a Hugo article?
In Hugo, you can create what is called a shortcode, which is a custom tag that gets processed differently than standard Markdown syntax. We’re going to see how to create shortcodes to take Hugo posts and pages to the next level.Read More