New Year Planning

Develpreneur – A Better Philosophy

It never hurts to start the year with a review of why we are here.  As the years go by, we get deeper into the details of becoming a better developer.  This better philosophy is the core of our content and the drive to keep moving forward every day.  Although we have touched on these topics and suggestions before, this presentation gathers our thoughts and guiding principles in one place. Not Perfect, Just a Better Philosophy The bottom line of... Read more

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The Source Code Of Happiness – A Develpreneur Book

This episode covers the new book “The Source Code Of Happiness” that is our first Develpreneur published work.  It contains a lot of ideas that we have discussed in blog posts over the years.  On the other hand, it ties things together and has a few new stories and suggestions as well. The Source Code of Happiness Of course, the book implies that reading it will help you find happiness.  I will add a spoiler because you already know this.... Read more

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Software Design – The Observer Pattern and Series Wrap-Up

We wrap up the season with the observer pattern and a review of what we have learned.  This pattern is one that you probably have already encountered.  Instead of an observer, you probably have heard it called a listener. The Observer Pattern Defined As always, we will start with the “Gang of Four” intent to set the stage for our discussion. “Define a one-to-many dependency between objects so that when one object changes state, all its dependents are notified and updated... Read more

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Software Design – The Visitor Pattern

The visitor pattern is the last of the behavioral ones for us to review.  This is going to feel similar to some others that allow us to abstract functionality such as a command.  This one provides us with a way to group functionality and avoids duplication or even sprawl of our code. The Visitor Pattern Defined As always, we will start with the “Gang of Four” intent to set the stage for our discussion. “Represent an operation to be perfomed on the... Read more

New Year Planning

Your Best Year Ever – Start A Better Tomorrow Today

There is nothing like starting the year with a presentation on how to embrace the next twelve months.  It is hardly ground-breaking to present on a topic like this.  However, this particular one is applicable to any time you see it.  The topic of the next twelve months being your best year ever can start on January first or December thirty-first and all points in between. Why Not Have Your Best Year Ever? We all have had periods of time... Read more

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Software Design – The Template Method Pattern

In the last episode, we looked at abstracting algorithms.  Now we examine the template method pattern and how it allows us to abstract steps of an algorithm.  Thus, providing a template for implementation while leaving the freedom for subclasses to handle the details. The Template Method Pattern Defined As always, we will start with the “Gang of Four” intent to set the stage for our discussion. “Define the skeleton of an algorithm in an operation, deferring some steps to subclasses. Template... Read more