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Ryan Manchester

Technical Writer

Ryan is a technical writer at Career Karma, where he covers programming languages, technology, and web development. The Texas native earned his Bachelor's of Music Composition from the University of North Texas. Ryan is currently pursuing further education in web development, aiming to graduate from Flatiron School with a certification in full stack web development. Since joining the Career Karma team in November 2020, Ryan has used his expertise to cover topics like React and Ruby on Rails.

JavaScript Add Class: A Guide

Adding a class property to an element helps the developer create a dynamic user experience on the web page. When a class property is added to an element, that selected element will assume the styling associated with that class name.…

Using jQuery toggle()

The jQuery toggle() method can be thought of as a lightswitch. When called, it toggles the selected elements “on” or “off.” That is, it toggles between rendering elements to the user or hiding them. In the following example, we will…

How to Use git merge

When contributing code to an app, usually you’ll be committing that code on a feature branch in git. In this guide, we will look at how to keep the projects commits in sync. We will also take a brief look…

A Brief Introduction to jQuery animate()

The jQuery animate() method performs custom animations on specified CSS properties. It accepts a number of arguments. The first argument is an object containing the CSS changes to be made. The second argument is able to handle multiple options such…

Getting Started with npm uninstall

With any well designed software, there must be a way to not only install the software, but to uninstall it from your machine. Node Package Manager, or npm, offers a simple command to achieve this. Using the npm uninstall command…

What is FTP?

File Transfer Protocol, or FTP, is how files are transferred between computers on the Internet. It is a safe and reliable way to send files between users with access to the FTP server. FTP is also a common method for…

What is npm init?

The npm init command in the JSON language creates a package.json file for your project’s frontend. A package.json file is a file that contains information about the project’s packages and dependencies. It also contains metadata for the project such as…

What is DNS?

DNS, or Domain Name System, is the process of translating domain names into IP addresses. Let’s say you want to check your email at www.email.com. When you type the domain name in the address bar, DNS begins the process of…

What is SSL?

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a protocol that encrypts and authenticates data between networked machines. Think of visiting a secure site, such as your online bank account. Having that kind of sensitive information online requires security protocols to keep your…

How to Use React useEffect

The development team at React introduced the concept of Hooks in React version 16.8. A React Hook allows the use of state and other React features in a function component. With the hook useState, a function component can set its…

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