Go check out Cassette on Github!

Cassette is a React component library that allows you to very easily add media player functionality to your website. It works right out of the box, but you can also build custom features which you can add to the player to suit your needs— it’s incredibly flexible.

You can find the Github page for Cassette (written by Ben Wiley) here, and there’s also a full documentation page here. I’d recommend checking both out — there’s some examples of what you can do with Cassette on the Github page, and the documentation is packed useful information.

While the documentation is very…


If you’re completely new to React, I’d highly recommend starting with the React Docs, as they’ll give you a much more in depth explanation of each of the features I discuss below. However, if you’ve used React before and just need a quick refresher on the basics, this is the place to be!

React (created by Facebook) is a JavaScript library that makes it relatively quick and easy to build a dynamic webpage. Rather than a traditional webpage where you’d have to build out an entire HTML file and scripts to update the DOM, React allows you to write chunks…


If you’re familiar with the world of podcasting, or have been around the internet, chances are you’ve heard of RSS feeds, or have at least seen this little orange icon…

RSS Icon!

An RSS feed (short for Really Simple Syndication, or RDF Site Summary) is basically a running feed of updates on a website (or podcast!), in XML format, that can be accessed from a specific URL. …


There’s nothing I love more than kicking back at the end of the day and watching a new movie or TV show, but with the myriad of options available, it’s often hard to pick one. My favorite tactic has been to pick an actor I enjoyed from something I’ve seen recently, go to their IMDb page, and start checking out other things they’ve been in til I find something I’d like to watch. …

William Bugenis

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