Caffeine Coding

  1. Introducing FleeCOVID

    Traveling may sound impossible but it doesn’t have to be. Introducing FleeCOVID, a website that helps you find getaway spots while traveling responsibly during COVID-19. Get the latest U.S travel guidelines for every state and stay in the loop on the latest changes.…

  2. Our (my) Engineering Philosophies

    Hello world, it's been a while! Unfortunately, this still doesn't mean I'm back to blogging regularly. I'm doing this because Apple News is complaining that I haven't posted in a while and they threatened to take my site down from their app. I still don't really have the bandwidth to…

  3. A temporary hiatus for a productive and unproductive 2018

    Only 27 days late! Story of my 2018. Trying to keep myself honest by doing this, and I promise I'll explain more by the end of this post. If you want the TL;DR, just scroll to the bottom. This year has been quite an experience for me. I quit…

  4. AWS ECS logging with Papertrail

    I've been spending a large amount of time with setting up a modern infra stack with lately, which pretty much involves Github + Docker + CircleCI + AWS ecosystem. What?!? No Kubernetes?! Iono...I just didn't feel like setting up Kubernetes since "container orchestration" is not really an issue for me right now.…

  5. Leveraging Express Middleware to Authorize your API

    Recently I've had to build a bunch of REST API's and I've been writing them mostly with Node.js and express. I ran into a scenario where I was building an internal admin panel and I wanted to ensure there was a proper authentication & authorization scheme to both Authenticate…

  6. Creating a "trusted" self-signed certificate to serve HTTPS locally

    It's been a while! As you may have read from my previous post, I have been spending a lot of time refining and building an ideal developer environment that fits my needs (which I'll talk more about in future posts). However, this post will be fairly short and sweet to…