About Oscar

Oscar is a founding member of Piggybank. Oscar has been in the software industry for a decade. He has been active in the open source community and started his professional career in engineering at the City of Portland, OR where he was a founding team member of the Open Gov team, as well as simple.com. Since then he has worked in various startups ranging in industries from enterprise, creative, and financial.

Posts by Oscar:

piggybank and node.js

How Piggybank uses Node, Geddy Model, and Restify

Piggybank was started by Adam and I (hi, this is Oscar). We’re both front-end devs and JavaScript was our strong point, so when we went out looking for backend tools and frameworks we started with Node. Node has been proven by other financial companies such as Paypal so we decided to use it for our […]

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npm Private Modules with Heroku

Yesterday npm released a feature called private modules. It let’s you publish to their module registry (npmjs.com) but keep your modules private. The old way of achieving private modules without running your own registry was convoluted, didn’t work well and required you commit and push your app tokens into your source code (gross). The new […]

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Piggybank’s JavaScript Code Guide

The Three Truths At Piggybank, when we first started writing JavaScript, we brought up JavaScript style guides. Unlike languages like Go where the majority of the code follows identical syntax, JavaScript can be all over the board in how its written and that’s why so many companies adopt JavaScript style guides. However, we didn’t want […]

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