This Developer’s Journey ep.13


Show Notes

Treehouse– learn how to code.

Book List

General Reading

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed

Quick JavaScript Interview Questions

Cracking the Coding Interview ed. 6

Rock Your Portfolio Website

Tech Books

JavaScript & jQuery: The Missing Manual

My Picks of the Week

Affinity Photo


The Self-Hating Web Developer

SnippetsLab for Mac

This Developer’s Journey ep.10


Show Notes:

Two playgrounds, two different yet similar feature sets. Which is right for you?

CodePen or JSFiddle?

Book List

Books in my Reading List (not all of them because, well, there are too many to list!):

Introduction to JavaScript Object Notation

Becoming Steve Jobs

Prag Pub Mags

Entropy and Its Physical Meaning

Big Data

Pragmatic Programmer

Passionate Programmer

97 Things Every Programmer Should Know

REST API Design Rulebook

Work Smarter, Not Harder

This Developer’s Journey ep.9


This week: What I’ve been doing this week (killing code, that’s what), women and minorities in tech and the fact that maybe there just isn’t any real interest in this in these demographics, and great news for this podcast and blog.

Show Notes:

Women in Tech? Here are some articles on the topic.

Looking for Women IT Professionals? Stand in Line

Making the Technology Field More Open to Women

Code & Supply is an AWESOME resource for Pittsburgh developers.

You can find out more about C&S here

This Developer’s Journey ep.8


Show Notes:

No external links today. I thought about talking about functional programming and I did, but cut it– I only had a shallow understanding of it and didn’t prepare to talk about it by writing or outlining the points I wanted to make– a fatal flaw for a good recording. I’ll talk about it later, after I’ve prepped better.

I want to get John Sonmez and the show. You can find out more about him here and find the book I’m reading by John called Soft Skills: The software developer’s life manual here

This Developer’s Journey ep. 7


Show notes:

Code Newbies has an awesome to-do app we\’re working on. You can find the repository on GitHub

What is TDD or Test-Driven Development? Here are some great articles to get you started:


An interesting take (by interesting I mean a strong opinion laced with profanity but I enjoyed the conjecture) on TDD and why it doesn’t work.

Test-Driven Development…Give Me a Break

Do you have perfectionitis? I do. Here is a book I\’m reading on the topic:

How to Be an Imperfectionist

Are you getting outside?? GET OUTSIDE!! It’s summertime! Go for a stroll, go to the gym, go biking or running but get out. Here is a song I love to listen to in the summer, when it is warm and there is a cool wind blowing:

This Developer’s Journey, ep. 5 PLUS I AM BUILD!


The “I AM BUILD!” is a reference to Pittsburgh’s beloved hockey star Geno Malkin (Evgeni Malkin from Russia). He says sometimes, “Geno is score”, or something like that.

Running through ruby-monday on Code Newbies Slack Channel we came up with an idea for an app and I get to build! Listen to the podcast to find out more.

Show Notes:

XY Problem

More on the XY problem