Have you ever had gobs of fun hacking away on a computer? I can say I did, but it’s not so much fun when hackers getting into your network becomes easier and easier. Noodled with a piece of code that you discovered in the afternoon, and here it is, 2:00 a.m.? If you were to […]
Not a week goes by when I hear some story about people displeased with how their own content has been misused. People gripe that entering stuff into Facebook no longer belongs to them. Other people copy-and-paste such stuff into other places. Things go “viral”.
I chuckle at how so many politicians act like we are still […]
I have gotten onboard with using Travis CI for several projects. It is really cool. You can see some badges listed here:
Spring Social Ecobee
(You can go ahead and click the icons to see more)
Having a constant indicator of something passing or failing is incredibly handy. But upon reflection, I remembered […]
If there is something software developers do, it’s get real picky about tools for editing software. That’s why there are strong, almost religious debates about vi vs. emacs and Adobe aftereffects and FCPX effects. I recently got fed up with TextMate for various reasons, so I decided to investigate more than my usage of vi.
I previously wrote about how GitHub isn’t your CV, and went on the even close my LinkedIn profile because of how little value it actually provided.
GitHub’s eye candy
Lately, I noticed people posting things like diagrams of burnout based on a dwindling number of commits to GItHub. Once again, it seems like GitHub likes to invent […]
I recently read a compelling article, “Why github is not your CV”. I was shouting “yes yes yes” as I went through it.
As you may or may not know, I recently closed my LinkedIn account. I was feeling some of the same things the first article expressed. In short, these platforms don’t let you put […]
As I continue working on my new book, Learning Spring Boot, I have really noticed the value of communities today compared to when I became a professional software developer back in 1997.
Back then, there were news groups and mailing lists, but not the same indexing of EVERYTHING, no Google Groups (which just made searching/working with […]
As follow up to my previous article, My Software Cheapskate Days Are Behind Me, I’m proud to say I just purchased the Stay app. That app is so frickin’ wicked, it rivals Tweetbot.
I recently bought a 39″ 4K display as my monitor. Whenever I would unplug my laptop and take it elsewhere, all my windows […]
Ancient proverbs say “There is only one truth: the universe is infinite.” –Daniel Jackson, Stargate SG-1
This past week, my brother-in-law and two of his kids stayed with us in our town home in Florida. It was a great opportunity to chat about software development given that we both work in the field, albeit in very different […]
In the past eight months, I have plunked down money cash for some really handy apps. And I’m happy I did.
I used to be really stingy. I’ve slowly become aware that software devs are probably the last people to actually pay money for software. We’re always looking for freebie or open source versions. We claim […]