Hello, my name is
Kelly Andrews
I like to code

Data Filtering for React
04-21-2015

We’ve Come So Far At this point in the series, our DataGrid component has come so far. Starting with only a mockup and static html, we now have a UI component that displays paginated data,...

Refactoring React Data Grid
04-20-2015

Self Correction I spent the last few days really thinking about the DataGrid and how to utilize React in the best way possible. DataGrid currently works, but if we evaluate individual components, I haven’t adhered...

React Component Communication
04-13-2015

The Real Work Starts So far in the series, we have mocked up the DataGrid component, set up our application workflow with Gulp and Babel, and updated our DataTable component to use some example data....

Series Navigation In Jekyll
04-09-2015

I love Jekyll. Simple to use, easy to set up, and runs great in GitHub pages without much effort. You can see how I have this blog set up in it’s GitHub repo. Recently, I...

Data Driven React Components
04-08-2015

Making This Thing Useful If you have been following along with my data grid tutorial - we don’t really have much going on yet. So far I’ve only mocked up a representation of what the...

Modular React Components With Browserify
04-01-2015

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do My last post walked through creating a quick mock up of a data grid component. This works to get something displayed, but in the long run, is just impracticle...

React - Up and Running
03-30-2015

Fashionably Late I always seem late to the party. I was late getting into Node.js, and then Ember & Angular. I played with ruby well after it was the hot topic, and I went straight...

Lightning Components and Browserify
02-25-2015

Lightning Components Over the last week, I’ve been working with the Salesforce Lightning Component Framework. It’s a simple way to build single page apps using client side JS and server side Apex. I am in...

Developers and Marketing
09-14-2014

I’ve had the privilege of attending my sixth Connections this past week as an employee of ExactTarget, now Salesforce. When I first started, the content was exclusively about digital marketing - best practices, tips and...

Ghost Proxied Through Heroku App
05-22-2014

Over the last couple of days, I have been pounding my head against the wall of what is known as a proxy. I wanted to capture everything I did to make it work, and hope...

How Are Your Docs?
04-22-2014

There will always be a time when you start a project and you have to begin understanding the platform you are working with. It’s that critical moment when you start to decide which tools you...

It's Just A Video Game
04-02-2014

So many things in life are way more difficult than they should be. Writing code ranks up there most days. It’s a grind at times, and most of it has lost it’s appeal. It’s just...

Using Fuel oAuth with the SOAP API
02-20-2014

Security is a major concern for people these days. With so many business having a breach of some kind, everyone get’s up tight around security concerns. And rightfully so - I’m not a fan of...

Improving My Workflow
02-18-2014

Sometimes I wonder how I have missed things. Bash sripting and the .bash_(whatever) files are one of those that I have heard about and never played with… whoops - my bad. For those of you...

Read-Component = Lifesaver
02-06-2014

I recently wrote a post about utilizing Bower in your projects. It has seriously saved me from copy/pasting files numerous times, and I hope you are starting to use it in your projects as well....

Building A Community
01-30-2014

As a developer advocate, I get the priveledge of meeting developers doing all kinds of projects. They don’t work in the same ways, or use the same languages. It’s great to see what people are...

API Testing with SOAP UI
01-24-2014

Quite often at exacttarget, I find myself required to do some API work. I’ll be the first to admit that staring at a SOAP enevelope for longer than a few seconds turns my brain to...

Using Bower
01-20-2014

I first started developing back when jquery was still a figment in John Resig’s imagination. The only js files that were included were those to perform minor tasks, and some dynamic html. The front end...

Fuel SDK Awesomeness
12-13-2013

The 800-lb Gorilla Building on top of ExactTarget has long since been something developers would have great difficulty with. SOAP APIs are something not everyone jumps up and down for, with great excitement. It’s just...