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Modern Web Development With React (Part 1)

In this series of posts, I’m going to present modern web development using React. As I do, I’ll touch on the fundamentals of web development over time, the benefits of client side web frameworks, the React framework, then other tools in the React ecosystem.

NYC Blooms With OpenStreetMap

A community mapping project in New York is showing how OpenStreetMap can not only show how mapping can help people navigate, it can shape how people perceive their city.

Esperanto After Four Weeks

I’m into my fourth week of Esperanto and I thought I’d write some reflections on the process, the struggles and successes.

Why Imports in OpenStreetMap Are Controversial

OpenStreetMap’s goal is to map the entire world, so one might assume that anything that would help give the project a leg up would be welcome, but what many potential importers find is that the OSM community, in particular the more senior members, are hostile to imports. Understanding their strong feelings can be difficult, but I’m going to take a look at the issues around imports in the community, and why they’re so controversial.