Elm: The Pragmatic Way

This is the first step in my year of functional languages.  I took the course “Elm: The Pragmatic Way” offered by “The Pragmatic Studio”. The course is an introduction to the Elm language.  It covers the basics: Installation Functions, currying Types Elm architecture REST interactions etc. The course is based around the creation of a […]

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2017 is my year of functional languages

It’s a brand new year, time to set some goals!   Software wise, my main goal this year is to get familiar with functional programming. I want to accomplish by learning two languages that I’ve had on my radar for a while: Elixir and Elm.  Not sure if this is “career advancing”, I doubt it, […]

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Music and stuff in 2016

Finally, 2016 is done.  It was a crappy year. Yes, the US elections were a downer.  Whomever you were rooting for, you have to be concerned about the level of division, even hatred that was seen on both sides.  Hopefully, now that things are resolved, people will get back to their lives, try to patch things […]

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Getting rid of…

Time to clean up the library.  Here’s what going out this year: Integrating Voice and Data Networks:  Nice book but pretty much outdated.  Can find most of this information online nowadays… or with youtube tutorials. Internetworking with TCP/IP (Comer):  Never used it (or volume III).  Obviously still use TCP/IP but there’s tons of libraries shielding […]

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Review of “Grit, The power of passion and perseverance”

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Highly recommend the book (4.5/5 stars) What a nice surprise!  A friend of mine told me “You have to read this book!!!” Indeed, he was right.  I loved it, and recommend reading it.  The premise is simple “Not everything is decided by one’s IQ.  Successful people usually work hard, practice constantly and are relentless about the quality of their […]

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Doing semantic with Bootstrap

I use Bootstrap for most of the responsive design work I do nowadays.  It’s not ideal in everything but it gets the job done and it’s so prevalent in the industry that your client will always be able to find somebody to do the maintenance of it after your contract is over. There are issues […]

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What’s in a name?

My company name had to change. Teleron Software was founded 15 years ago.  I chose this name in a hurry, it didn’t mean much but it sounded good (I thought…) and that’s why I went with it.  I was the sole proprietor and the sole employee.  At the time, I worked mainly on Java server side […]

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About startup failures

Following my post of a few days ago “Ok, let’s pivot”, a colleague of mine sent me a link to this interesting article which discusses the reasons why startups fail.  If you are interested in startups, I recommend you read it.  It’s short and there’s definitively some value to it. That being said, there are at […]

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Ok, let’s pivot

A few weeks ago, I decided to put Urbanoe on hold, the reasons are explained here. Moratorium is over, I’ve decided to continue with the project! There are many reasons for it but the main one is that what I’ve built up to now does have value.  Value is in the eye of the beholder, but my assumption […]

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