I thought I’d write a short blog post to introduce a little project that I’ve been working on recently in my spare time. I’ve called the project “LeapFrog”, and basically it’s a UI-based tool which helps you generate basic CRUD (Create-Read-Update-Delete) boilerplate for your Laravel 5.4+ application (will be updating soon for Laravel 5.5).Read More
First impressions of Bash on Windows 10
This past weekend I had a chance to mess around with the new Bash functionality that is available on Windows 10. Although I typically use a Macbook Pro for all of my development needs, I was curious to see how running Ubuntu on Windows would compare.
I decided to use my personal website, which is built using Hugo, as a test case. Here’s what I found.Read More
How I cut my hosting costs to less than $1 per month
This is a quick little post about how I cut my hosting costs from about $15/month to less than $1/month (currently 58 cents for April 2017).Read More
Most important software development skills
Note: I originally wrote this post way back in 2011 but I managed to dig it up on web.archive.org. That being said, I think it remains relevant today.
I was asked recently by the Human Resources department of the company I work for to answer a few questions for a student that was interested in working for our company. I was e-mailed a text file consisting of roughly 10 questions.Read More
Replacing nested if-statements with guard clauses
In this post, let’s look at why replacing nested conditionals (e.g. nested if-statements and else-statements) with guard clauses can help improve the readability and simplicity of the code you write.Read More