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I Wrote an Online Escape Game

I’m an escape room enthusiast, some may say addict, and for the past few months I’ve been missing it. A friend of mine, a true

Your 30th Year in Code

Becoming a programmer can be a daunting task. After reading Your First Year in Code, you might wonder what awaits you long term. My book,

Why switch is better than if-else

In Ben’s post, he questions whether switch statements are cleaner than if-else chains. I contend they are, because they better express the semantics of the

A Parade of Web Tech

Perhaps I wrote that I don’t know how to create a website, but glancing back, I certainlyhave built a lot. And oh boy, there’s quite

Invented here syndrome

Are you afraid to write code? Does the thought linger in your brain that somewhere out there somebody has already done this? Do you find

How to fail a programming interview

“I’ve conducted many interviews. There are many reasons why I reject people, but there are recurring themes. I want to give a list of the