Recently I've been trying to teach myself node, so I'm trying to build a very modest little web backend using Node, Express, Mongoose, written in Typescript, and so far with no testing because I can't figure out how to get testing to work. How are you supposed to write unit tests when the database is … Continue reading Node Just Isn’t That Great, Right?
The Software Developer Job Search (Part 1)
Some thoughts on finding a software developer job...again.
How I Archive Stuff I Don’t Want to Throw Away
How to be an organized packrat in the digital age.
How to Teach and Learn History
I'm going to get right to it. This is a technique for studying history that actually makes sense, and it's very different from how we did it when I was in school. One principal difference is that it is non-linear. Another difference is that it works. First, it is helpful to become familiar with the … Continue reading How to Teach and Learn History
Programming Language Study–Lisp (4)
More Common Lisp, yo! I think we are starting to figure out what macros are.
I like the teamwork of a corporate environment, and I would not have guessed that about myself before I got into this industry. I was never that kind of guy. As a young person, I rarely participated in any kind of team activity. I'm sure this is no surprise to anyone who has met me, … Continue reading Corporate Teamwork
Programming Language Study–Lisp (3)
Let's continue learning Lisp. We will go deeper into defining functions.
Programming Language Study–Lisp (2)
Today I want to learn some Lisp, and I will be reading from Practical Common Lisp by Peter Seibel. As usual, I will write in a stream-of-consciousness style while I learn. My previous post was about Python, and of course I am going to continue learning Python, but this series is not just about one … Continue reading Programming Language Study–Lisp (2)
Programming Language Study–Python (1)
I decided to learn some Python today and to write about it as I go. When I write in this style, what I'm doing is teaching myself something new and writing while I'm learning it so you get some insight into how a professional developer thinks and learns new things. I wanted to learn some … Continue reading Programming Language Study–Python (1)
A Day in the Life
Recently a Twitter friend asked me to describe a typical day at my job. That sounded fun, so here we go. It's not thrills and excitement, but I'll try to give you a slice of life as an employed software developer at a generic corporate job. I try to wake up around 7 AM and … Continue reading A Day in the Life