Education’s Shameful State of the Art

Education's Shameful State of the Art

Higher education had its problems before Covid-19. Now the crippling inefficiencies, backbreaking cost, and lack of alternatives are being forced into the spotlight. We’re working on what will eventually grow into the alternative to overpriced universities and ineffective Bootcamps at Qvault. In the meantime, let’s take a look at education’s biggest problems, and how we … Read more

Boilerplating a New Go Program (Microservice)

Boilerplating a New Go Program (Microservice)

I lead a team that is responsible for anywhere from 15-25 Go microservices at any given time. We are constantly creating new services and libraries, so it’s become important to streamline the boilerplating process. I’m mostly writing this article for myself as a kind of self-documentation, but hopefully, you’ll find it useful as you create … Read more

How to Make a Simple Vue Custom Select Component

How to Make a Simple Vue Custom Select Component

Creating a custom select tag with your own styling is notoriously difficult. Sometimes it’s impossible without building your own from scratch using a combination of styled divs and custom JavaScript. In this article, you’ll learn how to build a Vue custom select component that can be easily be styled using your own CSS. In fact, … Read more

Running Python in the Browser with Web Assembly

Running Python in the Browser with WASM and Web Workers

We’ve been wanting to expand Qvault’s course curriculum, and one of the most requested programming languages has been Python. Because our courses allow students to write and execute code right in the web browser, we decided to look into existing projects that allow a Python interpreter to run in the browser using Web Assembly. We … Read more

Running Go in the Browser with WASM and Web Workers

Running Go in the Browser with WASM and Web Workers

We’ve recently made big changes to how we execute Go in the browser on Qvault and want to explain the enhancements. Web Workers are the reason we’ve been able to solve some of the serious browser-related coding problems that were holding us back. Consider this article a sequel to Running Go in the Browser with … Read more

Practical Patterns for Technical Writing

Practical Patterns for Techincal Writing

Writing technical documents like API or architectural documentation which exceeds a simple flow diagram can be a daunting task. If you have some experience with technical documents, you will probably agree that there is nothing more frustrating than bad documentation. Lately, technical writing became a more important part of my job, so I put together … Read more

(Very) Basic Intro To Elliptic Curve Cryptography

Very Basic Intro to Elliptic Curve Cryptography

Elliptic curve cryptography is an efficient modern approach to public-key cryptosystems. In this introduction, our goal will be to focus on the high-level principles of what makes ECC work. We will omit implementation details and mathematical proofs, we can save those for another article. What It’s For? A common use of ECC is to encrypt data … Read more

Go’s Major Versioning Sucks – From a Fanboy

Go's Major Versioning Sucks

I’m normally a fan of the rigidity within the Go toolchain. In fact, we use Go on the front and backend at Qvault. It’s wonderful to have standardized formatting, vetting, and testing across the entire language. The first real criticism I’ve had is with the way Go modules handle major versions. It’s over-the-top opinionated and … Read more

“Big-O Algorithms” Course Released

Big-O Algorithms Course

We’ve launched our new Big-O Algorithms course! We wrote this course for engineers who need a refresher on computer science basics, or want to learn the fundamentals for the first time. The study of algorithmic complexity is often overlooked by new developers, and we’ve found that get-rich-quick boot camps often skimp on these details. It’s … Read more