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I love building websites.Two of my favorite (and most successful) side projects were websites that I built, scaled, and sold from scratch. I've done web development at several tech companies and am now a full stack web engineer at Facebook.

My Web Development blog posts cover a wide range of topics, from performance to security to building web games. My most popular ones include:

Sendy is Insecure: How Not to Implement reCAPTCHA

Security

Sendy's reCAPTCHA implementation doesn't do anything.

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Minify Your SVGs

Web Development

How I optimize SVGs for this blog and why you probably should, too.

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Should You Static Type Check Your Javascript?

Javascript

The pros and cons of using a static type checker for Javascript.

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Creating and Selling Multiplayer (.io) Web Games

Game Development

I was on an episode of The Changelog podcast!

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How to Build a Multiplayer (.io) Web Game, Part 2

Game Development

A look into the backend server behind an .io game.

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How to Build a Multiplayer (.io) Web Game, Part 1

Game Development

A deep dive into the client-side Javascript of an .io game.

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Why I Replaced Disqus and You Should Too

Web Development

How switching from Disqus to Commento reduced my page weight by 90%.

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Properly Size Images for the Web

Web Development

Even weather.com is doing this wrong - are you?

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