Max Pekarsky

Max is a software engineer at Bonusly. In the past, he worked on product and engineering teams at Codecademy, the NYC Mayor's Office, and Indiegogo. He attended the Recurse Center in 2019.
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code-for-a-living February 3, 2020

Does your web app need a front-end framework?

You’ve likely heard about front-end frameworks. Names like React, Vue, and Angular abound in tutorials and Hacker News debates. If you’ve wondered why and when these frameworks are used and whether it’s time you implement one in your project, you’re not alone. A few years ago, while working on a side project, Hackterms, my own…
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code-for-a-living December 18, 2019

WebSockets for fun and profit

Seamless communication is a must on the modern web. As internet speeds increase, we expect our data in real time. To address this need, WebSocket, a popular communication protocol finalized in 2011, enables websites to send and receive data without delay. With WebSockets, you can build multiplayer games, chat apps, and collaboration software that work…
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code-for-a-living July 30, 2019

Find Help Online Mindfully — and Effectively!

Here’s a situation that might sound familiar: you’re in the middle of a project, and you realize you’re tackling a problem you haven’t seen before. Perhaps your search function query is returning too many results, which is slowing down your website. You figure you shouldn’t display the data all at once, and you’ve heard about…
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