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Cedric Amaya

Written by Cedric Amaya who is currently studying Computer Science in sunny California. You should follow him on Twitter.

Summer 2020 Update

July 26, 2020 · 4 min read

A lot has happened since I last blogged. This is a quick summary of the major events.

Fooled By "Magic" Scrollbars

May 08, 2020 · 2 min read

A humorous take on a frustrating bug encountered while working on Unearth.

Quarantine Reading List

April 16, 2020 · 2 min read

A list of books I read, am reading, and hope to read while stuck at home during the COVID-19 quarantine.

Unearth Diary #04: Does It Even Work?

March 12, 2020 · 4 min read

A poor man's attempt at determining user sentiment based solely on email metrics.

Always Searching for Answers

February 26, 2020 · 2 min read

The dilemma that occurs when applying one's resourcefulness to all aspects and issues in their life.

Unearth Diary #03: The Tech Powering Unearth

February 22, 2020 · 4 min read

This is the third in a series of articles discussing my long-time side project, Unearth. For my more technical audience, this post will…

Unearth Diary #02: How Does It Work

February 18, 2020 · 2 min read

This is the second in a series of articles where I discuss my long-time side project, Unearth. Topics will include the motivation behind…

Unearth Diary #01: What Is It

February 16, 2020 · 2 min read

This is the first article in a series of articles where I discuss my long-time side project, Unearth. Topics will include the motivation…

Just Do It

February 10, 2020 · 3 min read

I don't often share the things I'm working on, but after this experience, that will change.

Searching Git History

December 24, 2019 · 2 min read

tl;dr When you need to see when a specific piece of code was introduced or deleted in your codebase, use the following command: Problem A…

Express: Accessing `req.params` in nested/child routers

July 28, 2019 · 3 min read

This past week marks the beginning of the backend portion of my studies at Lambda School, which means I am approximately a fourth of the way…

Setting Up Continuous Deployments (CD) for a React App using Netlify

May 09, 2019 · 5 min read

A straightforward guide to setting up Continuous Deployment for a React app hosted on GitHub and deployed using Netlify. Background If you…

On Side Project Addiction

April 04, 2019 · 4 min read

tl;dr: since learning how to code, I’ve become obsessed with building things with the end-goal of making something worthy enough of landing…

Ceddy Spaghetti Studios

February 17, 2019 · 2 min read

An inside glimpse of my struggle with (unnecessarily) doing things by the book and how it plagues my ability to get anything done. I’m not…

Reddit's Save Functionality Sucks

February 04, 2019 · 3 min read

The Problem I have been a Redditor for over six years and was a “lurker” for a year before even creating my main account. During my time on…

My Process of Building Side Projects

December 18, 2018 · 5 min read

For those who don’t know, I’m a Computer Science major and I enjoy programming outside of school and work. There’s something about getting…

Advice for Beginners

December 15, 2018 · 3 min read

Originally published on the r/learnprogrammig subreddit. For those struggling and comparing themselves to others… I’m right there with you…

I Have Moved

December 12, 2018 · 1 min read

No, I haven’t moved physically. Rather, I’ve moved my blog. My first blog, coffee. code. cedric, was hosted on Medium when that was the cool…