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Migrating to WordPress from Sails.js

Migrating to WordPress from Sails.js

I’ve recently re-activated my personal blog on a wordpress site. In late 2016 there was some kind of issue with the node.js cms-on-sails app, and it stopped the site from loading. For a few months I just redirected it to my twitter account, but now I’ve...

Sails.js pulls forward through 2015

If you’ve been following the JavaScript community during the past few years, you probably noticed a cornucopia of new libraries and frameworks. There’s an NPM package for almost everything you can imagine. Growth is awesome, but if you’ve examined...

How to monetize Extemp Engine?

I have a chrome app that’s up to ~1000 weekly users, and i’m not sure if or how to monetize it. see https://www.extempengine.com The app is called Extemp Engine, and it’s a specially designed news search engine for students participating in one kind...
Top 3 Editors for a CMS

Top 3 Editors for a CMS

I recently added page management capabilities to this site (cms on sails), making it a fledgeling CMS. I used the same editor that is used by the Ghost blogging platform. You can find the source code on github. Part of my quest to write a Sails.js based CMS was to...

Sails’ Local Disk has Issues

I recently ran in circles trying to figure out why my .sort call wasn’t behaving correctly. Remember, “Sails.js is still in beta”, so it’s expected to have problems The specific issue that bit me has to do with how the local disk database...

UI design can become distracting

I’ve been tweaking the buttons, shapes and styles of these static pages. However at that point you’re following the trail down a rabbit hole. Set small, concrete, specific goals for your UI changes.

Authorization is easy with sails.js

After a few videos and a couple of tries, I’ve gotten user authentication working with this blog. For a brand new framework, it was much easier than I would have thought. Compared to Rails, the process was only slightly more difficult. The nice thing about...

Write a Blog with Sails.js

I started trying out a fledgeling node.js based MVC framework — sails.js It’s going well so far, and I’ve got some basics working, as you can tell. Once i’ve finished a decent MVP, i’ll post it on github and write a step by step...