13 Apr 2012
Last night I took the plunge and set up octopress to host a blog on github using github pages. The documentation on octopress.org is impeccable. My only hic-up was not fully understanding that I need to run
after committing and pushing from my source branch.
27 Feb 2012
A fellow learner has posted “Programming & Barriers to Entry”. Cori has much to say in this article concentrated around command line tools, vim and Ruby. I’d like to comment on some of the perceptions and share my own opinions.
25 Aug 2011
Since my employer, Improving lined me up a new gig that uses Entity Framework Code First, I thought I kick off a learning side project with MVC3 and deploy it to AppHarbor. Everything seemed simple enough. Use Nuget to install the code first bits, hammer out a couple of model and a datacontext and BOOM! data goes into a database.
16 Aug 2011
Here are some of my take aways from Eric Sowell’s presentation at the Dallas Tech Fest
23 Apr 2011
Why Johnny can’t build a decent user interface.An interesting read by Jeffrey Ellis that I picked up from a @shanselman tweet. It is a reminder of why I write software -> for end users to get something done. There’s a list of questions that I need to keep top of mind when developing applications: