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Beautiful Code vs. Deployed Code

Dan Bunker - Mar. 7, 2018

Something funny happens between when you start a new software project and when you finish it. Before you actually get any code written, you have some preconceived notions about how the code will turn out. You plan to use clear and concise syntax. ...


Dan Bunker - Feb. 2, 2018

LUDA and LUTS are a couple of acronymns I've used to help master skills, tasks or concepts. If you really want to get good at something, you have to accomplish certain steps along the learning path to obtain your goals. These acronymns are a sort of ...

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Want to be an Entrepreneur?..Learn to Code

Dan Bunker - Jan. 6, 2018

Gone are the days where the only people that code wear white button down shirts with pocket protectors. It's true that coding has created a stereotype over the years. However, the typical developer is becoming atypical by others wanting to harness ...

How Spring is Keeping Java Relevant

Dan Bunker - Dec. 21, 2017

Java isn't the young buck of the programming world anymore. These days, younger programmers see it as the successor of C and C++. Java did begin its life in the mid 90's which puts the language close to 30 years old. Let's be honest, three decades ...

Riding The Enjoyment Scale

Dan Bunker - Nov. 29, 2017

One of my favorite hobbies is playing guitar and music. In fact I actually started college as a jazz guitar major and considered pursuing a music career at one point. Over the years I've had the chance to teach many students guitar and bass. I've ...

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Why You Should Stop Doing Hello World Tutorials

Dan Bunker - Nov. 6, 2017

Imagine if you took a person from New York City in 1850 and had them transported to modern day New York. Next, think about what would happen if you had that person try and drive a car? In 1850, New York City was one of the most technically advanced ...

Go From Junior to Senior Developer with What and How

Dan Bunker - Oct. 23, 2017

As I've consulted, interviewed others and worked in a variety of companies over the years, one of the questions I was often asked by developers was "What can I do to become a senior developer?". Unfortunately, the answer to that question isn't an ...

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5 Mistakes Developers Make Getting Started

Dan Bunker - Oct. 10, 2017

Getting started in the tech industry is a little like trying to eat an elephant. Landing your first professional job will require taking bite after bite until you have consumed enough knowledge to be valuable to an employer. Knowing what ...

Choosing the Right Open Source Project

Dan Bunker - Sep. 25, 2017

We’ve reached a point where we are surrounded by an abundance of goods, ideas and services. Whether we are trying to choose one of the fifteen brands of peanut butter found at the grocery store or trying to determine which pizza restaurant to have ...

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The Worst 5 Minutes of Your Development Day

Dan Bunker - Aug. 30, 2017

Sometimes, no matter how great one’s efforts, a great idea can fall off the tracks and crash. In the 1999 film Fight Club, one of the central characters, Tyler Durden, is startled to find that his radical and ambitious concept of a “fight club” to ...