That clickbait title was intentional because I never used clickbait on a title so there’s that, I’m over it now.

I wanted to leave the GUI behind for a little while and go back to the terminal for an encore. I was toying with the idea of a digital Ouija…


Ruby arrays are collections of objects, ANY objects. we can store strings, hashes, other arrays, etc. These are some of the ones I use the most.

my_array = ["Hello", 42, [1, 2], "Goodbye"]

When we want to operate on on an array we use Ruby methods. …


What are React components?

Components in react are reusable chunks of code encapsulated. The work by themselves, and just like a Javascript function can be called from another ‘function.’ There are different types of components and we’ll take look at each of them below.

Dumb (Presentational) Components

Let’s start with…


setTimeout() and setInterval() are two JavaScript functions that I found myself using repeatedly in my coding journey. …


In the beginning of my CSS journey, the most difficult thing to achieve was getting everything ‘lined’ up and spaced out so I could fit multiple divs next to each other. My original hacky approach worked for a bit, but as soon as my project scaled, things became dicey very…


Iterators are Ruby methods that are called on collections, that is hashes, arrays, etc. A loop runs a block of code for a certain number of times while an iterator run a block of code on a data set.

You’d call an iterator on a collection when you want to…


Here’s a list of React Libraries for your project. They’ll increase your productivity and add functionality without much effort.

React Icons

A pretty small library with a huge number of icons to use on your projects, from Facebook to Google, you’ll find the right icon for the perfect link, oh and you…


Lets say you have a component that’s supposed to display data, for example lets imagine you have a list of products that should be displayed on their individual <div>.

So you go ahead and do this:

It might seem fine but it’s not DRY (Do not Repeat Yourself,) so…


Adding a gallery to your React project doesn’t have to be a chore, and with the power of open source now it’s easier than ever.

React-photo-gallery and react-images

I decided to use react-photo-gallery together with react-images for its simplicity and easy setup, please keep in mind that react-images is not…


Why you can’t ignore an adaptive nav menu in 2021 (and beyond)

An adaptive navigation menu is a must for any modern website. In 2020 68.1% of all website visits came from mobile devices (source) so it stands to reason that you should not ignore the mobile UI/UX.

Required and…

Dario Carlino

Software Engineer

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