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Hi, I'm Tania

I’m a developer, designer, and former chef from Chicago. I build open source projects and write the missing instruction manuals of the web.

I created this site to document everything I learn, and share a bit of myself with the world. My site has no ads, affiliates, sponsored posts, or paywalls. If you enjoy my content, please consider supporting what I do.

"Tania writes extremely clear, concise tutorials that have the best ratio of learning to bullshit that I've encountered so far. It's no exaggeration to say that I wouldn't currently have a job in development without this site. So thanks for ruining my life, Tania." — Craig Lam, Web Developer

Latest Posts View all

Everything I Know as a Software Developer Without a Degree
Everything I Know as a Software Developer Without a Degree
Using Content Editable Elements in JavaScript (React)
Using Content Editable Elements in JavaScript (React)
Understanding Bits, Bytes, Bases, and Writing a Hex Dump in JavaScript (Node)
Understanding Bits, Bytes, Bases, and Writing a Hex Dump in JavaScript (Node)
2018 into 2019
2018 into 2019
Build a CRUD App in React with Hooks
Build a CRUD App in React with Hooks

Most Popular

Getting Started with React – An Overview and Walkthrough
Getting Started with React – An Overview and Walkthrough
Overview of SQL Commands and PDO Operations
Overview of SQL Commands and PDO Operations
ES6 Syntax and Feature Overview
ES6 Syntax and Feature Overview
How to Use Local Storage with JavaScript
How to Use Local Storage with JavaScript
How to Connect to an API with JavaScript
How to Connect to an API with JavaScript
Design for Developers: Specific Steps to Improve Your Website Design
Design for Developers: Specific Steps to Improve Your Website Design
Create a Simple CRUD Database App: Connecting to MySQL with PHP (Part 1: Create, Read)
Create a Simple CRUD Database App: Connecting to MySQL with PHP (Part 1: Create, Read)
What is Bootstrap and How Do I Use It?
What is Bootstrap and How Do I Use It?
Developing a WordPress Theme from Scratch
Developing a WordPress Theme from Scratch

Open Source Projects

Primitive
CSS framework that provides minimalist, browser-consistent styling for buttons, forms, tables, lists, and fonts.
Laconia
A modern MVC application written from scratch in plain PHP without libraries or frameworks.
New Moon Code Theme
New Moon
The undisputed world's best code theme, optimized for front and back end web development.
Oblate
The source code of this website.

Publications View all

ES6 Syntax, Features and Additions: A Reference Guide
ES6 Syntax, Features and Additions: A Reference Guide
An Introduction to CSS Shapes
An Introduction to CSS Shapes
Setting up a RESTful API with Node.js and PostgreSQL
Setting up a RESTful API with Node.js and PostgreSQL
Node.js REST API: Connecting to a Database
Node.js REST API: Connecting to a Database
Node.js REST API: Setting Up an Express Server
Node.js REST API: Setting Up an Express Server

Speaking

WordCamp Chicago
How to Develop a WordPress Theme from Scratch

Podcasts

Egghead.io
Tania Rascia
Switching Careers and Learning in Public - with Joel Hooks

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