Developer Happiness: Gratitude as an attitude

Published: 01/03/2018

It’s a new year and many of us will soon set then forget our new year’s resolutions. One of the challenges I have personally is to maintain a grateful and content attitude. In this field we get to experience some of the best perks of the modern life: the internet, building cool stuff, working for cool companies, and cool rewards like big paychecks.

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Welcome to Pro Dev Mentor!

Published: 12/19/2017

Welcome to Pro Dev Mentor! I’m Adam Bourg. I’m a software engineer with more than a decade of technical experience. I’m currently working as a team lead building the future of TV. I am passionate about building and supporting Agile teams to deliver high quality software. As I began working in the field, I noticed the lack of software engineering professional development opportunities beyond how to work with the trendiest technology.

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Bash Hacking to add easy interface to Jekyll for creating blog posts

Published: 03/17/2017

I’m a big fan of command line tools, I live by the command line, I do my job by the command line. I hate with a passionate fire, copying and pasting text. When I switched to Jekyll for my blog, I decided I needed a command line tool to generate the blog posts in the correct format so I can get layout, title and the correct file name structure.

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You're up and running!

Published: 03/16/2017

Welcome to my new blog running on github pages with Jekyll, Switching from Wordpress to this for the easier content management and no hosting feeds.

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Growth Mindset

Published: 04/18/2016

My wife is a public school teacher, she teaches students who have special needs. She teaches a lot of students with learning disabilities and one thing she focuses with her students on a concept called “Growth Mindset”.

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Private Data in Javascript

Published: 04/11/2016

One of the things that I feel is really missing from the JavaScript programming language is the option of private data and private behavior (methods) to an object. I never could get data that an outside caller couldn’t see. That is until I discovered the JavaScript closure.

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Scrum is the new waterfall (REVISED)

Published: 02/09/2016

Over the last few months, I’ve gotten a TON of feedback from my post in November, “Scrum is the new waterfall”. Some of the feedback was good and others really thought my perspective is extremely negative.

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