Yearly Archives: 2016


Recipe for becoming an ultimate programmer

I find myself completely immersed in what’s possible with technology and the direction it’s taking. In the last few months alone I’ve become proficient in various platforms, frameworks, libraries and strategies, yet when I look at what I still need to learn and gain experience on, it frightens me to my […]

Awesome Computer Desk

React.js Review. Why I chose to invest in this library 5

It was about 2 months ago when I made the decision to invest in a JavaScript library called React.js. It was seriously dark waters for me, as I come from a full stack development framework called IBM XPages, where everything from server-side logic, responsive design, client-side scripting, database management, security, […]


Node.JS NPM

Clean your Node.JS environment on OSX & handle multiple versions

Overview My dev environment consists of multiple platforms, consisting primarily of Node.JS applications as well as Appcelerator Mobile. Appcelerator uses Eclipse for developing cross-platform mobile applications and runs on top of Node.JS. Unfortunately, Appcelerator (depending on the mobile SDK you’re using), requires an old version of Node.JS to properly run. This was […]


IBM Bluemix and Node.js Battle – Part 3: I Stand Bleeding Code

Welcome to Part 3 of my IBM Bluemix and Node.js Battle blog series. Here you’ll learn valuable lessons from my experience taking on the first 2 challenges. In Part 1 and Part 2, I introduced you to the competition and took you through the necessary preparations to get to the point […]

IBM Bluemix and Node JS Battle

IBM Connect 2016 - The Hilton - Orlando Florida

Join John Jardin at IBM Connect for some techie awesomeness

  John Jardin will be presenting 2 sessions at IBM Connect at the end of January 2016. The event will be held at The Hilton hotel in Orlando Florida and will take place from the 31st January to the 3rd February. Session 1 – Optimus XPages: An Explosion of Techniques […]