Stephen P Rivas Jr

Father, Skeptic, Engineer. React.js & Node.js @Netflix


Breaking; Bad

Express 3.4.x, Connect 2.9.x, SemVer, and something I learned about dependencies this week.


Ok so, “Hello, world!” post here. Yes I’m a developer, yes I had to at least make a reference to it in my first Medium post. My name is Stephen Rivas Jr, I’m in love with my daughter, space, planet earth, humanity, and of course — The Internet. Er,…


Well that went quick.

My first year in Silicon Valley has been, well quite SF.

The last few years of my life have been really…defining for me. Well, maybe defining isn’t fair. I feel like much of who I am was defined long ago. So really, these years have just been an iterative progression toward the sum of that definition. Although while true with most people, I’m sure the…


Speaking of next year…

I realize these are oft over done this particular time of year. Countless arguments of if people should make resolutions, or goals, or not use the new year as an excuse to wait to start. And those are all really good conversations to have. And of course they are super fun to see in countless thousands of same-but-different variations on Facebook. Right? Right.


Cheating: Do it. More.

In fact, you’re doing it wrong if you’re not.


So, if you ever did primary school — and most secondary feel the same I believe—then I’m sure…


The once and future queen.

An open love letter to my future bride.


Dear Mrs. Rivas —


Right A differs from Right B

My own, subjective, take on new CEOs, LGBT Props, and everything in between. Help me learn about yours.


So unless you’re under a rock, you’re aware that Brendan Eich is the new CEO over at Mozilla. You’re very likely also aware that that he gave money to support an anti-LGBT prop. Old news at this point. Like a whole…


Recovering, remixed.

Trying a new approach to healing from recent emotional duress.


Sigh.


Living. That’s it.

The only thing you have for certain, is right now.


So, my post is primarily inspired by some big events that happened to me at the end of 2013…


R&D; now with more Research.

Workflow changes with open source modules I recently learned that save me quite a bit of time.


So if you read my last post, er — first post, here on Medium then you’d know we encountered some breaking issues with open source modules that didn’t quite follow Semantic Versioning the way we expected. Which sparked a bit more of…


Breaking; Bad

Express 3.4.x, Connect 2.9.x, SemVer, and something I learned about dependencies this week.


Ok so, “Hello, world!” post here. Yes I’m a developer, yes I had to at least make a reference to it in my first Medium post. My name is Stephen Rivas Jr, I’m in love with my daughter, space, planet earth, humanity, and of course — The Internet. Er,…