A few days ago I read a tweet by the fabulous Emma Bostian that got me thinking about my 20+ year journey in web development.

This statement rings very true. To take it a step further, that list of things you are expected to know is actually an everchanging list. The things I had to know 20 years ago when I started my career is vastly different than it is today. …


When developing an app, you may run into a case where you need to wait for a long running process to complete. A common pattern for dealing with such a case is polling. In this pattern data is repeatedly requested from a source, such an an API, at intervals. Usually, polling continues until the long running process is completed or cancelled.

For this tutorial we will consider the use case of ordering a pizza. Many pizza delivery sites now offer order tracking which update you on the progress of pizza from order submission to the moment it is delivered at…

Tori Holmes-Kirk

Tori is a professional web developer and a hobbiest Unity developer living in Amsterdam, NL with her wife and their dog Laney.

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