2018

Riddle Me This

2 minute read

In my mind, one of the paramount things to the learning experience is asking questions. How could you possibly clarify something that you don’t understand if...

2017

Blocks, Procs & Lambdas

3 minute read

Ruby has a ton of methods readily available for you to use right off of the bat and there are some methods that can be passed a piece of code as an argument ...

Class is in Session

3 minute read

Ruby is just one of the many object-oriented languages out there in the world but it has become so popular because it does what it does so well. At the base ...

2016

The Memory Game

3 minute read

So when most of you think about memory, I’m sure one of the first things that pops into your head is that game you played as a kid where you had to flip over...

Stereotype Threat

3 minute read

Stereotype threat is something that has been researched over the past two decades and has been theorized to affect specific groups in particular situations i...

JavaScript: A Barbara Walters Exclusive

4 minute read

Barbara: Good evening, I’m Barbara Walters and tonight we will be taking you into the world of JavaScript, the good, the bad, and the ugly. Joining me tonigh...

C is for Conflict

2 minute read

Conflict is an unfortunate beast that we all have to deal with in our lives. Some people deal with it better than others but unfortunately, I don’t really co...

2015

A Map of .map

2 minute read

So one of the beautiful things about the Ruby programming language is it’s plethora or useful enumerable methods that aid us in transforming and sorting coll...

Don’t Inject My SQL Bro

3 minute read

My first introduction to hacking was when I stumbled upon the wonderful feature film Hackers starring Angelina Jolie and Jonny Lee Miller. This was a delight...

Big Data: Big Problem?

2 minute read

The amount of data that we are creating on the web is growing at an exponential rate. Just in the years since the advent of the world wide web in 1993, we ha...

I Think, Therefore I Am

3 minute read

I love this quote by Rene Descartes because it resonates within me about what makes me and the rest of humanity so unique. We all think, true, but another be...

2014

Pairing is Caring

3 minute read

I had never really heard of or researched pair programming until I started DBC. Whenever I imagined computer programmers in my head, I thought of singular cl...

Adams Family Values

3 minute read

So this week I am talking all about values. Values that I find important in myself and values that describe my happiness. We were given a list of a bunch of ...

Classes vs. IDs: The Battle of the Century

3 minute read

When Joe Schmo decides to write an HTML file even the most basic of files will be filled with what we call tags. If you take a look at the example below, eve...

My Take on DBC

1 minute read

Nervous doesn’t begin to describe how I felt the day of my DBC interview. I had several months of time in order to prepare but there were still parts of my b...