Getting Things Done with GitHub, Markdown, and Visual Studio Code

I am at the beginning stages of trying to focus my work better than I have been able to do while working on my one-month goal of posting consistently on LinkedIn. This posting goal exacerbated some pre-existing issues around the organization of my work. Those of you who ever read David Allen’s popular productivity guide, … Read more

Code Pride is the Best Medicine

One of the finest “buzz words” I learned about in my career was the concept of code pride.  A lot of people have their own definition of what this is, and it goes under other names as well:  Clean Code, Solid Code, Software Craftsmanship.  Of course, whatever you call it, virtues like this are hard … Read more

A Coop Coding Bootcamp

My wife attended a Data Science Boot Camp in 2019-2020 and loved it, and did well.  This was associated with a University of North Carolina, our state university system.  The interesting result of the boot camp for her was that she was able to secure a very substantial raise from the employer she left to … Read more

Using TestNG With Spring

Although there aren’t too many examples to be found about it, using Spring’s AbstractTestNGSpringContextTests turns out to be really easy! We walk you through it in this brief tutorial. Testing Spring in JUnit is fairly simple given the test runner support. Using TestNG is a little bit more complex, but this tutorial will quickly get … Read more