My 30 day challenge and what I’ve learned

Day 15 of 30 sites in 30 days challenge I am on day 15 of a 30 day challenge, you can see my initial post here and I have already learned quite a bit about myself, my process, and what I enjoy doing. I know it sounds crazy, that I’m doing a 30 day challengeRead More

30 day challenge – 30 sites in 30 days

Creating 30 sites in 30 days seems like a daunting task, and for the record it is. However, you will learn a lot about yourself and maybe a little about coding as you proceed through this challenge.  You can signup for it here: and it is free and I’m not hosting, maintaining, or have anythingRead More

Creating a new project

Mount Ranier

What is your new project? How is it helping others? What are you trying to solve? Let’s help our children learn about the real world, not shelter them with technology.

Everyone has the same fear

The Code Monkey

I am a software developer with over 20 years of experience, so you would think that I have a certain level of confidence in what I do. I don’t. I have a confidence in not what I know, not what I have done, but that I can figure things out. I am a problem solver,Read More

Agile is Dead


Agile is Dead – But Development Lives ON! Let me start by saying, Yes, I signed the Agile Manifesto back in 2012. And for those who don’t know, here is what it states: We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work we have comeRead More

Keeping up with technology

The Code Monkey

As developers, part of our job is to keep up with technology. It is not an easy task with new frameworks coming out every month, new versions of existing frameworks almost daily in some cases. It seems that it is an unsurmountable task. I have a very simple tip that helps.  Stop Doing IT! YouRead More

Do open-office environments really work?


open-office environments prevent people from focusing, puts them under constant scrutiny, and hurts innovation and productivity.

I’m a coder, not a devops guru!

CodeMonkey Featured

Congratulations! You landed your first development job. The first thing they want you to do is to set up a local environment, document how you did it, and try to write some automation scripts around that process so the next new hire can get started faster than you. Welcome to DevOps! Wait! I was hiredRead More

The Corporate Hustle

The Developer Game is hard, but the Corporate Game is something you are rarely taught. Let’s talk about how to win at the corporate hustle.

The Side Hustle Game

The side hustle game is something that I’ve never heard about even though I’ve been doing it for years. I am a full-time software developer of sorts. In addition to that, I have taught classes at night and weekends. I have created small side projects. I blog, mentor, and consult when I can. I haveRead More