Hi, I'm Steven Mercatante.
I build awesome things for the web using Python, JavaScript and Elixir.
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The Benefits of Making Your Intent Clear When Programming

October 29, 2017

When people ask what makes someone a senior software engineer, they tend to get the same responses: ability to ask meaningful questions…

Web Scraping in Elixir

December 30, 2016

Learn how to build a command-line web scraper with Elixir.

Python List and Dict Comprehensions for PHP Developers

October 09, 2014

When moving from PHP to Python, your experience with many of the basic language features and constructs are easily carried over. Sure, the…

Publishing and Deploying for Pelican with Fabric

September 25, 2014

I recently switched to Pelican to build this site. I’m very happy with everything it offers, but wanted to tweak how the site gets…

A better way to combine PHP arrays

September 24, 2014

Learn how to use a functional programming technique to improve the readability of your code.