Just a simple blog for Mike Van Meurs to rant and rave about things.

Aug 18, 2016

Managing Child Processes in Nodejs

Nodejs is great at many things – specifically handling real-time communication via sockets between server and client. However, due to Node’s non-blocking nature, handling CPU intensive tasks can be taxing...

Aug 13, 2016

Typescript Abstract Classes

Typescript is pretty awesome and because of that, I have been falling in love with it as of late. Though I seldom venture beyond using interfaces and inline type definitions,...

Jun 23, 2016

Working with Node's Cluster Module

Lately, I have been looking at the most efficient ways to scale a Nodejs application. Of course there are a bajillion different ways to do this and each one might...

May 28, 2016

S.O.L.I.D. Development

What is S.O.L.I.D. ? In software development, everyone has an opinion on just about everything. While much of that extends to how we actually author our code — tabs over...

Feb 29, 2016

Better Media Queries With SASS

CSS preprocessors are awesome. Years ago, I was reluctant to start using them because I didn’t want to have yet another thing to learn. However, with SCSS the learning curve...

Feb 12, 2016

What's New in Angular 1.5

Since I have been in PHP land for the last couple of months, I have not had as much of a chance to explore the various pieces of Angular 1...

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