About Nathan Smith

Nathan began building sites late last century. He has spoken at dozens of conferences (including Adobe MAX and SXSW) on varying tech topics – CSS (Responsive Design), Drupal, Fireworks, JavaScript, Node, React, Ruby on Rails, and Sass – as well as a few ministry related events. He has coauthored two books and has tech edited several others. He is proficient in building web applications that make extensive use of JavaScript, and is familiar with MV(C|VM) frameworks such as: Angular, Backbone, Knockout, and React.

Front-end “Gotchas” of GraphQL

If you have worked in the software industry for any significant amount of time, then you are probably well aware that this old adage rings true. "The only constant is change." — Heraclitus (500 B.C.) by Nathan Smith It seems that every few months (if not every few days) something new comes [...]

Front-end “Gotchas” of GraphQL 2018-10-29T06:42:32-04:00

How to Get Started with React [Slideshare]

There are a myriad of options for architectural approaches today. Rapid innovation and constant learning are critical for thriving in today’s front-end development landscape. As such, it often feels daunting to keep up with the pace of adoption, and one can develop "framework fatigue," since there are so many new things to try. Open [...]

How to Get Started with React [Slideshare] 2017-05-31T11:29:16-04:00