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How Skateboarding Led Me to Become a Software Engineer

Sometimes, one of the most difficult questions for me to answer is why I chose a career in software development. In light of Jonah Hill’s new film and directorial debut “Mid90s,” a film about a 13-year-old boy who turns to skateboarding to navigate his troubled life, I have been thinking a lot about skateboarding and how I got to where I am today. Here’s how my favorite sport has helped me develop the skills and…

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Can You Crack the Code?

Can You Crack the Code?

The following is some quick “website code” to explain what my day generally looks like as a software engineer.  Note – this isn’t programming language specific, so it doesn’t have perfect syntax.  It’s more of a quick example into how some code might look if a developer’s day was explained in code. Cropped shot of an unrecognizable male programmer at work A Few Terms You Should Know Before we get to the code though, let…

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WordPress is Growing Up

We’ve dished about content management systems (CMS) like Kentico in the past. Enterprise applications like these are a must-have for large, complex applications serving medium to large businesses. Today, I’d like to discuss WordPress. WordPress’ place in the world. WordPress is a widely used CMS that perfectly fills a niche for businesses of all sizes, specifically in the area of marketing sites. I’m not saying it can’t handle minor applications or small level e-commerce, but…

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Customize Kentico CMS

How to Customize the Kentico CMS

Kentico is a Content Management System (CMS) where content editors can log in and update the content that is displayed on their website. The great thing about Kentico is that it’s very customizable according to your website’s needs. Here are some ideas on how to customize the Kentico CMS, with examples taken from our work with client Parsons Extreme Golf (PXG). Options to Customize the Kentico CMS Kentico is written in Microsoft C# .Net. Using…

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