Updates for the Week: July 13, 2015

I didn’t get as much done last week as I wanted, but I did make some good progress. I finished JavaScript Road Trip Part 3 on CodeSchool, which really pairs well with Javascript: The Good Parts. They both get into some concepts and features beneficial to developers who have a basic level of experience and want to dive deeper and gain a better understanding of...

Chris Bryant / July 14, 2015 / amazon, blogging, education, javascript, programming, updates / 0 Comments

Resuming a Career

About 15 years ago, I started working as a web developer. I taught myself some HTML, picked up some JavaScript and ASP, did some projects using PHP and MySQL. CSS was just coming into use, the mobile web was implemented with WML and WAP, and Web 2.0 was emerging. I worked for a handful of small web hosting and internet...

Chris Bryant / July 12, 2015 / career development, computer science, education, programming / 0 Comments

Programming Plans for the Week: July 6, 2015

Finish reading Javascript: The Good Parts Finish JavaScript Road Trip 3 on CodeSchool. I really enjoy the CodeSchool courses. They have several great free courses plus you can get the first month of the paid version for $9 and take as many courses as you want! Finish the blog post I started like a month ago, and planned on posting last...

Chris Bryant / July 6, 2015 / computer science, programming, updates / 0 Comments

Weekend Update: July 3, 2015

Things I plan on doing this weekend Learn how to write Alexa Skills for the Amazon Echo. I got an invite and ordered mine a couple of months ago, then received it earlier this week,. It’s a lot of fun and definitely useful, but I think it will be really great once Amazon allows 3rd party skills via the app. I...

Chris Bryant / July 3, 2015 / beer, comic books, hobbies, programming, updates, writing / 0 Comments

What I Learned from Woz

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to see Steve Wozniak speak at the OSU Stillwater campus. A lot of what he talked about is in his autobiography (which I highly recommend, along with Pirates of Silicon Valley and Triumph of the Nerds, both of which include Woz and give some insight into the early days of personal computing.) It was great...

Chris Bryant / May 3, 2015 / education, entrepreneurship, programming / 0 Comments