I am often asked to share the story of how I went from being a Christian pastor to a software engineer. Now that I’ve started Second Career Devs, I am being asked this question so often that I thought it wise to write it down and answer it once … Read More
I was invited by Max Mautner to join him on his podcast, Accidental Engineer. I had a great time sharing my story of going from pastor to programmer. We also talked a bit about my podcast and where I see the future of our industry heading. I hope … Read More
My goals in no particular order are:Get Better at Prolific Creation, Worse at Prolific Consumption
This thought has been on my mind a lot lately. It’s a bit too easy to be a prolific consumer these days. Youtube, Netflix, Twitter, Facebook, Slack, Discord, tutorials (yes, learning can be thrown … Read More
Saturday, November 11th, marks my fourth year as a professional web developer. It’s been a crazy journey. One that has already taken me further than I could have imagined. I wanted to take a moment and write down some of my thoughts about these four years.Gratitude
The first thing … Read More
Warning: This is not a technical post. This is an introspective post that you may or may not find useful. Thought you should know.
I have been thinking a lot lately about the future of my career, asking myself many quasi-existential questions. Questions where my life does not depend on … Read More
I want to let everyone know that I am now streaming on Twitch! Not this very moment of course (or maybe, depends when you read this), but at this general period of time.
I’ve made a channel over on Twitch and a few times a week I am going to … Read More
I’m going to start this post with what will appear to be a tangent. I assure you, it’s not.
My wife, wonderful as she is, is not a very technical person. She is very caring, though, and will often listen to me talk about the technical things I am working … Read More
There are three basic parts to any DOM … Read More
Occasionally I see someone ask, “What’s the best way to make bar charts with React? Are there any great libraries?” I often respond with, “Why not build it with React yourself?”
React’s one-way data binding model is perfect for creating simple data visualizations from scratch and I want to show … Read More
My most recent work project was an interesting challenge. I built an app (actually 2 Electron apps supporting 3 React apps communicating through WebSockets) that allowed a user (actually 4 simultaneous users) to look at an array of stories related to sea ports, select one, have a detail component pop … Read More