Welcome to the Personal Website of Jesse Conner
As a very brief summary, I am a full-stack developer with a focus in PHP/WordPress and React. I am also always looking to expand my skill set, so I have dabbled (and more) in a variety of other languages, frameworks, and tools.
Most recent posts:
Thoughts on Commenting in Code
I think that it is time for me to tackle some of the most deeply controversial topics in coding/computer science. Where better a place to start than commenting code? When should comments be written and what should they indicate? Exactly how much should they indicate? I am going to dive into my stance on these divisive issues.
Personal Site / Portfolio
Update: This blog post is about a previous iteration of my web site.
Re-visiting CSV Magic
I still love CSV Magic; it was one of my first modern web projects. I use it often, but I always get the sneaking feeling that there is considerable room for improvement. Consequently, I have decided to dive back in and give it a bit of an internal face-lift (if that makes any sense). Refactoring the code for readability, maintainability, and performance. As I go through the process, I am going to journal my thoughts and feelings. My previous blog posts have been high level overviews, so this method should give more insight into my methodology and thought process.
How I Got Into Programming and Being Me (Part 1)
This post started its life as the copy for my About Me page until I realized that the story was already 1100 words and nowhere close to being done.
One of my most ambitious projects to date, CSV Magic is a spreadsheet editor made with React that aimed to alleviate some of the frustrations the I had with a certain green application traditionally used for editing spreadsheets.
One of my most exciting projects of last year involved a makeshift web crawler built in Python. It was a great experience, but as I added more and more features that the original script wasn't designed, it became apparent that it was due for a rebuild from the ground up.