Evan X. Merz

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Evan X. Merz

Evan X. Merz holds degrees in computer science and music from The University of Rochester, Northern Illinois University, and University of California at Santa Cruz. He is a programmer, musician, and author of Empress blog software. He makes his online home at evanxmerz.com.

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Why to stick with Heroku, or make the switch

One question I hear a lot lately is when a company should stick with Heroku or switch to something else. In this article I'm going to lay…

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Evan's React Interview Cheat Sheet

In this article I'm going to list some of the things that are useful in React coding interviews, but are easily forgotten or overlooked…

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How to measure the performance of a webpage

Measuring the performance of a webpage is an extremely complex topic that could fill a book. In this article I'm going to introduce some of…

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How to optimize largest contentful paint (LCP) on client side

In this article I'm going to show you some strategies I've used to optimize websites on the client side for largest contentful paint (lcp…

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How to make Dropbox ignore the node_modules folder

In this article I'm going to show you how to get Dropbox to ignore the node_modules folder. Why code in a Dropbox folder? I recently bought…

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