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I write blog posts about things I find interesting, things I'm working on, or about problems I've faced with the solution I found.

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An overview of my programming style guide

I'm writing this style guide to make my own code more readable and maintainable. This guide attempts to cover all of the code I write and work with, so it will

Posted on: April 29th, 2018

How I reduced the runtime of a Cronjob by 94%

We all need Cronjob for certain automation tasks, but sometimes these tasks take so long that they become a huge burden to you and your ecosystem. I had a Cronj

Posted on: April 26th, 2018

Modernizing log: Part 2, GraphQL test results

In the previous log, I mentioned that I had a product page that had too many XHR requests and was overloading the server with a high visitor count. To combat th

Posted on: March 19th, 2018

Docker isn't as difficult as I thought it was

When I looked into using Docker for my projects, I was very intimidated by "the Dockerfile". This was until I realized that I've been doing a similar thing for

Posted on: March 16th, 2018

Improving my programming skills at a full-time job

I've been working full-time, right out of college, for two years now. Initially, I thought this would limit my time for improving my programming skills. It most

Posted on: March 15th, 2018

Modernizing log: Part 1, Conventional REST API to GraphQL

I’ve been working on a Laravel and AngularJS application for two years now. It’s slowly becoming more and more complex and it’s starting to becom

Posted on: March 14th, 2018

How to wake up more easily: 7 tips

Some people are night owls and others flourish in the morning, but all people deal with waking up. Some people are just better at it than others. But even night

Posted on: October 18th, 2017

How to Improve Your Working Day Little by Little

Everyone has a bad day every once in a while, but there are ways to reduce this amount. I put together a list of a few simple steps you can take to improve your

Posted on: October 7th, 2017

How to Stay Healthy as a Web Designer or Developer

Us web designers and developers sit down all day long while we're at work. We don't move as much as we probably should. So many of us are probably not as health

Posted on: September 30th, 2017

Are programming books worth your money?

You've all seen programming books on the internet or in bookstores. But most of us know that those books are usually not relevant anymore, most of them are outd

Posted on: September 16th, 2017

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