May 25th will mark the beginning of the enforcement period for the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The large non-compliance fines have caused some concern. However, GDPR is not the end of the world. The GDPR focuses on the collection of personal data (any information that could directly or indirectly identify a natural person) and how that is stored or otherwise handled. Fundamentally, companies need to provide thorough protections and consumer controls when handling data like name, email address, location, social media posts, cookie data, medical information, or even a computer IP address. One important thing to note is that…

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The web isn’t as simple as it used to be. The days of uploading a simple HTML page you coded in Notepad (or BBEdit) and uploaded via FTP to your WebServer are over. Even JavaScript isn’t the simple language it started as (who’s using the once ubiquitous JQuery these days?). The modern day JavaScript development process introduces a slurry of new requirements ranging from pulling code libraries from NPM to transpiling from ES6 so older browsers can interpret your code. Further increasing to the debatable chaos, the myriad of JS frameworks available can even baffle and overwhelm…

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