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My Favorite Web Development Courses

This is a comprehensive list of my favorite courses on Web Development I've taken recently. You can take them all this weekend for free!

Posted On Friday, September 6, 2019 10:08 PM

My 5 Favorite Software Design Principles

Building software is easy. Building well designed, good software is hard. Here are some of the most important pillars of good software design.

Posted On Sunday, August 11, 2019 8:41 PM

How to Nail Your Next Coding Interview

Strut up to that whiteboard with confidence by following this simple plan to nail your next technical interview.

Posted On Monday, July 29, 2019 8:41 PM

You Can Get the Source Code for Apollo 11 and Even Take a Course on It

For the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, take a tour of the code of the Apollo Guidance System.

Posted On Thursday, July 18, 2019 10:38 PM

Reusable Code: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

We preach reusability and sometimes strive for it, but it rarely becomes a reality.

Posted On Friday, July 5, 2019 5:05 PM

Transforming Your Organization With the Andon Cord

Imagine you’re working in a factory. You’re assembling Toyotas all day long, then your part won’t fit. What’s going on? You do this hundreds of times a day but now the bolts won’t go in. No reason to panic, you pull a cord to get help. Two co-workers arrive immediately. They find out you have a box of bolts with the wrong thread. They swap out the bolts, and you keep going.

Posted On Tuesday, June 4, 2019 10:19 PM

Unit Testing With .NET Core

So you've just started building .Net Core applications and really starting to gain some traction. You quickly learn how mature and thorough the .Net Core framework is becoming and think "I need to start writing some unit tests for this!". As it turns out, it's super easy and very intuitive, especially for C# developers.

Posted On Tuesday, October 2, 2018 8:45 PM

Common Code Smells

You may have heard the term “code smells” lately, it seems its being talked about frequently again. In this short post I’ll explain what they are, and a few of them you may run across.

Posted On Tuesday, February 27, 2018 11:35 AM

Does Dry Ice Really Cool Five Times Better Than Regular Ice?

I saw an advertisement for dry ice claiming it cools 5 times better than wet ice. Out of curiosity I had to know if this were true, or at the very least see how much better dry ice performs. I thought I’d gather up a Raspberry Pi and some sensors and find out, using some techniques from my Hands on Internet of Things course released recently.

Posted On Saturday, August 13, 2016 6:16 PM

Easy CRUD for Your Web API With Dapper

Recently I found an ORM that I really like: Dapper. It’s small, simple, and fast. It can be useful on even the smallest of projects. Dapper is a simple object mapper for .Net that extends the IDbConnection interface. It contains helpers that execute queries and map results in a very elegant way. The best part is the performance is close enough to plain old SQL that it’s well worth it. It will reduce the amount of code you write as well, by a long shot.

Posted On Saturday, July 16, 2016 1:35 AM

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