• TXJS 2015

    I had the privilege of attending the Texas Javascript 2015 conference this past week. It had a stellar line up and I'd recommend watching the recorded live stream if you weren't able to attend. The following were the highlights for me: Cold War Simulation by Simon Swain Simon had both

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  • Developers Are in the UX Business

    UX is often thought of as the visual design of software. Though it's an important part of crafting a great user experience, there is much more that must be considered. A great experience for users requires focus on many parts of the software: visual design, reliability, ease of use, and

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  • Code Review Hygiene

    I've grown to really appreciate code reviews. Like testing, code reviews allow you to catch bugs and improve code quality. But they also help teams find better, alternative options, and transfer knowledge between team members. What follows is a list of non-technical practices to keep in mind for conducting effective

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  • Programming Language Hitlist

    I'm frequently finding new and interesting programming languages I want to learn. I've really enjoyed working in Javascript the last few years and find the incredible pace of change in the web world exciting. But, there are some different and fascinating ideas in other languages that web developers generally don't

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  • My (Mostly) Digital Toolbox

    Over the years I've established a standard set of apps and tools I always have available. Here is a list of what I use and happily recommend. Software Development Vim I’m a proud Vim addict. I’ve been using it for several years. My .vimrc file has several hundred

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