Episode 17 of the Coder's Block podcast out now
The Sharpie Steel Pen Review
The Sharpie Steel Pen Review

If you read my previous post on the importance of sketching your code, then you know that I'm a huge fan of getting ideas out on pen and paper first before attempting to code them up. And in order to make this happen, you will need, a Pen. Many people use whatever they can find as they rummage through their desk, normally a generic off-brand pen that's somewhat rough to write with. You get this pressure that it tends to generate where one has to almost drive the pen through the page in order to get their thoughts out.

So having a pen that is resilient and that will la

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'Secrets Of The Javascript Ninja' Review
'Secrets Of The Javascript Ninja' Review

I "know" JavaScript, the way that a new college graduate "knows" every programming language ever made. When I first graduated from college I would have every language listed on my resume. I was a genius really. I took a 4 month class in the language after all, so how could I be anything but. That's how I know JavaScript. I know which function to call when, but I don't know why. I can create a for loop that traverses an Array of objects and picks one out and copies a property, but I don't know how it works. And the more I program, the more I realize how little I really know. And to me that's one of the more frustrating things about being a developer. You sometimes spend so much time memorizing syntax that you forget how important learning is.

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About Me

Walter G.
Walter Guevara
Walter G. is a software engineer with over 10 years of professional experience. When he isn't blogging or being a CTO he enjoys coding randomly complex things that he hopes many people will get a chance to use one day.

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