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Jason Butz is a software engineer and cloud architect with a strong focus on JavaScript, TypeScript, Node, and AWS. Jason has a love for open-soure software and a passion for building scalable, secure, and reliable applications.

  1. May 10, 2019 • Article Roundup

    Microsoft has some great resources around software architectures and modern application architecture. I found these when looking for a good…

  2. December 19, 2018 • node, javascript, agenda.js

    I have a freelance project I’ve been working on that needed to be setup to allow tasks to be retried automatically. The application depends…

  3. December 14, 2018 • github, graphql
    GitHub\'s GraphQL API is nice, but the documentation still has a ways to go
  4. November 02, 2018 • git
    Learning to make appropriate use of `git rebase` can help you ensure your git commit log makes sense and is easy to follow.
  5. August 16, 2018 • JavaScript, Node, Express, Server-Sent Events
    Server-Sent Events (SSEs) allow one-way communication from the server to the client. They can be very useful for things like notifications or activity feeds.
  6. May 29, 2018 • JavaScript, Node

    In most cases, you can assume one character in a string is 1 byte, but that is only in most cases. How many bytes do you think ü is? It turns…

  7. March 20, 2018 • Facebook, Greasemonkey

    #DeleteFacebook is getting a lot of momentum and I would love nothing more than to delete my Facebook. I haven’t really even been using it…

  8. January 12, 2018 • Article Roundup

    Spectre and Meltdown have been in the news lately, in addition to OS manufacturers browsers are attempting to mitigate the issue. It is…

  9. December 01, 2017 • Article Roundup

    VS Code Can Do That?
    VS Code is an excellent editor, and this site has great tricks I never knew about

    Technology Trends for 2017 | Technology Radar
    ThoughtWorks has put out their latest edition of their technology radar. They keep an eye on techniques, tools, platforms, languages and frameworks and have a short write up and a rating on how they expect to see things go. These ratings are based around their usage of them as a company, but they provide an interesting insight. Keep in mind they do archive things off the radar once it has reached a point where they don’t see any changes occuring around their…

  10. November 16, 2017 • JavaScript, Bootstrap

    I’ve been using Bootstrap v4 in a project I am working on for a friend. He wants to be able to use the application on a mobile phone. Since…

  11. November 08, 2017 • Mac

    I worked at Interactive Intelligence before before it was acquired by Genesys and IT had put a custom lock screen image on all the Macs…

  12. October 14, 2017 • Bootstrap, React

    I’m currently working on an application for a friend to help him with his business. The application needs to be responsive since he may have…

  13. August 29, 2017 • Knockout.js

    I’ve used Knockout.js quite a bit, I was looking at some code and come across an interesting situation. I saw a JS Map object being put into…

  14. August 24, 2017 • AWS, Cloud

    I ran into something today with cloud-init that lead to a bit of a deep dive and I thought I’d share what I found.

    One of the formats you can use for User Data is the include file format. It allows you to list our URLs or file paths. cloud-init will access the file or URL and execute it as a script. It’s great if there is a publicly accessible script you want to run. I’ve also seen cases…

  15. May 26, 2017 • Article Roundup

    Mavo
    I don’t know that Mavo is going to take off, but it is interesting. It lets you create web applications with just HTML. No JavaScript…

  16. May 14, 2017 • BigCommerce, API

    I’ve been working on a project for a friend, making him a tool to help him manage his BigCommerce store. I had previously made the tool for…

  17. April 20, 2017

    Article Roundup - Week of 4/10/2017

    Tippy.js
    Decent looking tooltips in JS are a pain. And when you find them then have heavy libraries as a…

  18. January 19, 2015 • c-sharp

    For the past three or four work days I have been trying to find a memory leak in a Windows Service we created that is used to synchronize…

  19. October 29, 2014 • ServiceNow

    Sending an e-mail from a workflow is ServiceNow is very easy. It barely takes any work. What happens when you need to include Request Item…

  20. September 25, 2014 • ServiceNow

    I recently ran into a problem when using Record Producers. In the script for the Record Producer I am using the applyTemplate function on the current

  21. May 24, 2014

    Disclaimer: This post will have absolutely nothing to do with programming

    Last month I took part in an event called GORUCK Light. The company that puts these events on is called GORUCK. They make amazing rucksacks and other gear. Don’t be surprised when you see the prices. They aren’t cheap, but that is because they are well made and made in the USA. The company was founded in 200…

  22. February 01, 2014 • ServiceNow

    If you’re working in ServiceNow, depending upon where what you need to do you may run into objects ServiceNow gives you access to but doesn…

  23. October 25, 2013 • ServiceNow

    At work we came across an interesting issue when dealing with ServiceNow this week. We are working on implimenting Incident and needed to be…

  24. September 10, 2013

    Last week a newletter went out that I had never heard of. It is called “Hacks && Happenings” and it is put out by a group called Indy…

  25. August 23, 2013

    A little while back my boss introduced me to the Importance vs. Urgency Matrix. It was a nice concept and I saw the reasoning behind it, but…

  26. July 24, 2013 • Jekyll

    The old version of my site was powered by laravel, and for what I used it for that was over-kill. I have tried out Octopress in the past and…

  27. June 21, 2013 • ServiceNow

    I recently switched jobs, and at the new company my department makes use of Service Now. I must say, I am impressed with the product. It is…

  28. April 12, 2013 • Ruby, Ruby on Rails
    • Services
    • Statuses
    • Events

    An event references both a service and a status. I needed to be able to ensure a status being deleted wasn’t…