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Programmer, humorist. Ruby on Rails padawan. Building signalfive, a privacy conscious ad-free social platform.

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Write better Java Code

Wow. A lot of good tips here. Bookmarking for reference. Than...

Getting Solargraph to work on linux

You're welcome, glad it helped!

Ruby on Rails is the worldโ€™s fastest web framework for startups

I find it particularly interesting that the critics of rails ...

On Death and Dying: Ruby on Rails

Hey Ben, does dev use a framework for the front end?

On Death and Dying: Ruby on Rails

Good article. In the last several months I've been learning r...

100 Days of Code ~ Day 3

It's always good to find ways to practice. It's amazing how m...

Signal Five, a social platform

I signed up for indieweb/mastodon to see what its like.. It s...

Signal Five, a social platform

I agree completely, I think facebook especially is trying to ...

Signal Five, a social platform

Thank you for the links, I hadn't actually heard of mastodon....

Signal Five, a social platform

Can you tell me about your social platform? I'm curious now :...

Signal Five, a social platform

I hadn't seen what Andrew Yang is doing, but I'm not sure som...

A few sneak peeks into Hey.com technology (I - Intro)

I love reading this stuff. Im currently learning rails. I'm l...

Expert Programmerโ€™s Guide on How to Learn Java

I'd like to add Tim Buchalca's Udemy course. The thing is mas...

Looping Back(to Web Development)

Thank you Michael. I know you have gone through some struggle...

It's been awhile.

Thanks man. Im sorry I disappeared. I appreciate all the help...

Looping Back(to Web Development)

GaryVee! love it!

Is Ubuntu Or Fedora A Better Distro For Programmers?

Do you happen to game at all? I've been having a lot of tro...

The Importance of Persistence

Thank you for the reply and encouragement. I think as emplo...

The Importance of Persistence

Hey James, I think you are probably right. Usually when one...

Ruby is designed for humans

Wow. This pretty much sums it up. "If you feel comfortable ...

Coding after 40: Learning Ruby

Thank you, I'll definitely check it out. I'm already trying...

Coding after 40: Learning Ruby

Thanks for the encouragement, that is really great to hear....

Coding after 40: Learning Ruby

Keep me posted on the job search. Are you looking specifica...

Getting Cozy with Ruby

Thanks for posting this. I recently started learning Ruby, ...

How did YOU learn Ruby?

Hey Ben, I've been learning Ruby lately. I'm using a cours...

500 followers!๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿคฉ About myself

I definitely have noticed the uptick in more active followe...

Learning to code after 40: my first 100 days

Thank you. I hope so :) that one will be fun to write.

How to learn Kotlin: browser vs IDE, books vs tutorials, for newbies and Java devs

Thank you for the great article. I've been looking for reso...

Learning to code after 40: my first 100 days

Thanks! It's crazy how fast it goes. Doesn't seem like its ...

Learning to code after 40: my first 100 days

Thanks! Java is a lot of fun, you'll like it I'm sure.

Learning to code after 40: my first 100 days

Nice. Is there a language it's similar to in terms of synta...

Learning to code after 40: my first 100 days

I always thought about learning python, but because it does...

Packt Publishing is having a sale!

Books I wound up buying from @PacktPub during their sale: -...

Trying out the Pinebook Pro - a $200 ARM Laptop

Been eyeballing the phonebook as a chromebook replacement. ...

Tell me an unpopular software opinion

php is dead?

The Noise. It's everywhere.

I'd say if anyone is doing a course, to stop after doing th...

The Noise. It's everywhere.

I've never actually tried php, it's definitely far from dea...

The Noise. It's everywhere.

Courses aren't necessarily bad. I'm doing Tim Buchalka's Ja...

The Noise. It's everywhere.

I agree to some extent. Udemy has some good courses, but mo...

The Noise. It's everywhere.

I read your mind ๐Ÿ˜‚ That is definitely true. Too easy for a...

The Noise. It's everywhere.

You know, I've heard that somewhere! ๐Ÿ˜‚ yes the "project bas...

20 Reasons to Move On from Java 8

Holy chit this is huge. Book marked :)

My Self-Directed Journey to Becoming a Software Engineer Begins! ๐ŸŽ‰

Learning Java. Coding every single day. After that, making ...

My Self-Directed Journey to Becoming a Software Engineer Begins! ๐ŸŽ‰

Welcome to the madhouse :) you're going to love it. The 100...

Understanding Java Objects, Abstract and Concrete

I'm going to be coming back to this. I'm learning Java, cur...

Why choose the JAMstack?

I'm going to go out on a limb and ask: What the hell is a J...

Learning to code at(after)40: an update

I really appreciate the information. It's definitely diffic...

Top 4 platforms for learning how to code (2020 edition)

That book "A smarter way" is really good, kind of mirrors Z...

let, const, and my view

Nice post. I'm still a newbie learner, so I'll have to goog...

Learning to code at(after)40: an update

That's a fair point. I'm familiar with bootstrap (my pathet...

Learning to code at(after)40: an update

Thanks, I'm actually searching for a good reference book. N...

What Happened When I Learned Java and Python at the Same Time

I might be in the minority here, but I love Java, partly beca...

Life At A New Job: Coding With Others

It really does work ๐Ÿ˜‚

Life At A New Job: Coding With Others

Seems to be more common than I thought.

Learning to code at(after)40: an update

I will take a look around. I know we have temp agencies, an...

Learning to code at(after)40: an update

Thank you Matt. I appreciate it. I definitely plan on being...

Java In 2019 And Beyond

As someone e who is just now learning Java, (8/11) I really...

What you should learn to become a Master Yoda in Java

Hi John, Glad I found your post, a lot of good information...

Life At A New Job: Coding With Others

I wish my silent coding time was silent. I spend it mutteri...

Learning to code at(after)40: an update

This is really encouraging. Do you think the OCA helped? I...

Learning to code at(after)40: an update

Thank you :)

Learning to code at(after)40: an update

I definitely only do it when no-one is around ๐Ÿ˜‚

Learning to code at(after)40: an update

Thanks Michael. Took me awhile to get to the point where I ...

Why I don't use Bootstrap anymore.

Yeah I've looked at bulma. I'm planning to use it in my per...

Whatโ€™s the most under-appreciated software?

Maybe its dumb, but I started using github to log any code ...

Medium Was Never Meant to Be a Part of the Developer Ecosystem

I used to write on medium, but the paywall really irritated...

How are you winding down your year?

As far as vibe, for me its keep on trucking. I've been lear...

How are you winding down your year?

How is fallout 76 post fallout?

Java ArrayLists: A Dead Easy Tutorial For Absolute Beginnners

Nice, I will check them out. I wasn't aware there were cour...

Java ArrayLists: A Dead Easy Tutorial For Absolute Beginnners

Hey, really good read. I'm learning Java also. Going throug...

Why are you stuck?

Good one! Sleep definitely helps. At the very least, I've g...

Starting late: learning to code at 40

Typo. Fixed lmaoo.

Starting late: learning to code at 40

Thank you, added. Wasn't aware that was a tag :)

Why are you stuck?

I tend to enjoy writing also. One of my favorite past times...

Help!

Hmm. There are a lot of businesses that use bootstrap, so i...

Help!

Yeah if you're doing a course, keep at it for sure. I'm doi...

Why is GoLang clicking with my brain?

That was me for the longest time. I hit so many brick walls...

Help!

I really don't like bootstrap. I used to use it, but for me...

Breakfast Then Code

Very cool, I will check that out. There's also an mmo on st...

9 Practical tips for beginner web developers

Having twitter is what brought me here. Probably one of the...

9 Practical tips for beginner web developers

I used a node server for practicing javascript. Havent need...

Dreaming in Code?!

I've taught her some. We've been talking about learning it ...

Dreaming in Code?!

Yeah I'd say it's similar. Also weird how all these languag...

Dreaming in Code?!

Yes exactly. I still know the alphabet, can still read and ...

Dreaming in Code?!

Lol, it's been a whole bunch of years since I had to use it...

Welcome Thread - v51

I didn't realize there was a welcome thread ๐Ÿ˜‚ Hello, I'm An...

Dreaming in Code?!

When I learned Korean I would just repeat stuff until I rem...

My Journey

He's been a developer for maybe 15 years now.

My Journey

That voodoo card brings back so many memories. I got into c...

Starting late: learning to code at 40

Very nice. How long have you been in it? Is it as tough as ...

Starting late: learning to code at 40

Very nice. How long have you been in it?

Starting late: learning to code at 40

Very nice. How long have you been in it?

Two Weeks of Java: No Decaf

Ahh nice. I know with JavaScript there's a way to step thro...

Udemy Courses Need More Exercises

Any recommendations for good java books?

Udemy Courses Need More Exercises

I definitely agree with that! I have several javascript boo...

Two Weeks of Java: No Decaf

How are you liking C++? Not sure I'd want to deal with memo...

Starting late: learning to code at 40

That first course is decent. The downside is that it does n...

Why I love Java

Thank you. I think the simplicity is part of what draws me....

I switched from software engineering to game development, ask me anything.

There's also libGDX for Java.

Why I love Java

I'm recently learning Java after struggling for a long time t...

Write a Resume that Doesnโ€™t Suck

I've seen some people say not to put any jobs on a software...

Starting late: learning to code at 40

My ultimate goal is working from home at least part of the ...

Starting late: learning to code at 40

I did a large portion of that course. Really good stuff.

Starting late: learning to code at 40

Thanks Rob. I'm definitely looking forward to starting a ne...

Starting late: learning to code at 40

I'm loving it! Wish I would have stuck with it earlier, but...

Starting late: learning to code at 40

You're definitely not too old. It's really funny how many o...

Starting late: learning to code at 40

I wonder why remote jobs are difficult there? They seem rea...

Starting late: learning to code at 40

I'm not dead yet, thankfully :D I appreciate it. How are de...

The one problem with freeCodeCamp

I would agree. Free code camp isnt so much a learning platf...

Starting late: learning to code at 40

Never too late for those either!

Starting late: learning to code at 40

Very cool. Which bootcamp is it?

TL:DR; Do Repetition

I hadn't heard of advent of code, I'll be sure to check it ...

Starting late: learning to code at 40

Nice! What are you studying? Wish I could afford to quit, b...

Starting late: learning to code at 40

It is definitely not easy being a nerd in Arkansas, lol. Mo...

Starting late: learning to code at 40

Thanks. I will definitely do that eventually. I have an ide...

Starting late: learning to code at 40

Thank you! Working in the oil field, I do get plenty of spa...

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