“Just Let Me Code!”

http://beta.slashdot.org/story/204979

LOL!  I have certainly felt like this before.  Knowing what I “love” to do and what I “have” to do.  We always talk about avoiding the “M & M’s”.  Managers and meetings.  Time sinks that can easily corrupt a development plan.  Getting into coding was so easy.  You pick things up, learn, and just hammer away at the keyboard.  Once it becomes a profession, it changes.  Schedules, deadlines, technology you didn’t get to choose.  It becomes more of a dodge and weave scenario vs a creative process.

Why I am in Washington, and programming with SAP!

So now that I am finally settled in to my new location, and Comcast has finally connected me online, I can post an update.

Long story short, my business partner and I developed some software over the last few months over long nights and weekends.  Very quickly we drew the attention of several investment interests.  Over several weeks, meetings, and countless demos we were dazed and confused.  We couldn’t decide if we wanted to continue running the company and keep in our direction, to bend to investment teams whims and wishes, etc.  Like a shining light, we happen to discover a company based in Vancouver, Washington who was looking for additions to their team, specifically developers in the industry we JUST BUILT SOFTWARE FOR!  It was like the ying to our yang.  Several meetings later, and we were sold.  We needed to move ASAP in order to begin integrating our technology stack, ideas, and begin solidifying a framework to revolutionize our industry.  We fell in love with the team, the direction they were on, and were in company of some seriously talented people.  We knew this was it, exactly what we had envisioned one day.

The background of our team members is as diverse as it is talented.  Most of the development team, support, and infrastructure is done within SAP’s platform of services and tools.  We are diving head first and using our intense .NET knowledge to leverage SAP’s enterprise level data and SDK.  It is a little different, leaving the web (temporarily), but all in all I believe our talents will do nothing but benefit the team and we will be able to bring strong development background to a team and industry that need solid development.

Why am I in Washington writing SAP?  For an industry.  For my team and family.  For my future, and the push for premium enterprise grade programs.

Viridian Sciences in the New York Times.

Wow!  This is incredible!  Viridian Sciences has been featured in news outlets nationwide.  I am so proud, and so incredibly pumped to take this stuff to the next level.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/07/us/07potshop.html

Visualizing Algorithms

Visualizing Algorithms

This is some cool stuff!  Visualizing how some algorithms behave.  Gives you some insight into what good/bad algorithms can do!

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Google Cardboard

Google Cardboard

Virtual Reality with some cardboard and your Android device!

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PerfMatters – HTTP Flushing in MVC

PerfMatters – HTTP Flushing in MVC

Nifty library that will assist in flushing HTTP responses early.

The Hex Clock

The Hex Clock

This is a nifty idea.  Creating a clock utilizing Hex and CSS!

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There are 18.5 million software developers in the world.

There are 18.5 million software developers in the world.

18,500,000 developers in a world of 7,170,000,000 people.  This means 0.258% of the population can develop.  Billions of people using websites, applications, etc every single day.

We are in the “golden era” of developers right now.  I foresee the next 5-10 years being the most pivotal in a lot of our careers.  I also foresee a huge shift in interest over the next few decades, with more and more young people taking an interest in software development.  Especially as languages and tools evolve, making it easier and easier.

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