Author: Jake Rocheleau

captain-icon-logo

While there are dozens of free icon sets online, my favorite by far is Captain Icon created by Mario del Valle. He built a series of 350+ icons by hand with a natural hand-drawn feeling. These icons really stand out against the many typical line icons & iconfonts that you typically find elsewhere online. The…

hugo-engine

The Hugo engine is a static website generator built on the Go programming language. It’s completely free and open source made for all types of websites and web environments. The Hugo homepage explains more about features and why developers may rely on such an engine. Here’s a brief explanation from the Hugo website: “Hugo is…

sourcelair

Frontend IDE webapps are growing more common with each passing year. Mozilla’s Thimble and CodePen are just two thriving examples. But what about backend IDEs? Can these be managed and used solely from within a web browser? Well with a platform like SourceLair the answer is a resounding yes! SourceLair is a powerful online IDE…

padlock

Web browsers hold the capability of storing passwords for accounts based on the user’s discretion. Other programs like PassKeep offer similar features which has made them very popular for standalone users. Well a new minimalist competitor named Padlock has also been drawing a lot of attention recently. It’s an extension for Google Chrome which maintains…

00gitkrake

The learning curve of Git version control can seem tremendous for young developers. Not only do you have to memorize all the various Git terms & methods, you also need to enter them manually via terminal. While terminal/shell coding used to be almost a prerequesite decades ago, it’s now possible to build websites with minimum…