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.

Manage State in React with setState

Keeping track of an application’s state is how a single page application (SAP) registers changes and renders them to the user. Unlike a model, view, controller (MVC) framework, SAPs do not redirect the user, and therefore need a way to…

A Beginner’s Guide to jQuery on()

The jQuery on() method is a way to attach an event handler on an element. The element passed to the selector can be anything on the page. Most commonly, on() is a way to attach a click handler to a…

JavaScript alert() Method

The JavaScript alert() method, also known as Window.alert(), displays an alert dialog box to a user. It accepts an optional message argument to display a message with an OK button to the user. Common uses for alert() are to let…

How to Disable a Button Using jQuery

There are many reasons to disable a button in a web application. Whether it’s to prevent a user from adding a sold out item to their shopping cart, or not allowing the user to click a button after an action…

How jQuery each() Works

jQuery each() is a concise way to iterate over DOM elements. Each() method is designed to be called on the target jQuery object. A jQuery object is an object that contains one or more DOM elements and has access to…

How to Use the jQuery html() Method

jQuery has many methods available to help developers efficiently create a dynamic web experience. The jQuery html() method replaces all HTML inside of the selected element. This is useful if you want to dynamically change what the user is seeing…

jQuery Methods: removeClass()

What is jQuery removeClass()? The jQuery removeClass() method removes class attributes from a selected element. Removing class attributes can be as global or specific as needed. The class attributes are assigned in the HTML file and styled via CSS. Using…

GraphQL: Courses, Training, and Other Resources

How to Learn GraphQL GraphQL is a query language for APIs. The language, developed by engineers at Facebook, is also a runtime for fulfilling queries with your existing data. A GraphQL query returns predictable results by giving the application the…

How to Use jQuery get()

A cornerstone of building a web application is using HTTP requests. HTTP requests allow data to be captured from a user input then sent through the back end to a server.  Afterwards, a response is returned. Sometimes these requests send…

Database Programming: Courses, Training, and Other Resources

How to Learn Database Programming Databases are essential to programming. This is where all the data related to your application is stored. If you’ve built any kind of app, you’ve interacted with a database. You as a full-stack developer, back-end,…

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