I am the co-founder of Synap Software, an Elixir Phoenix and Ruby on Rails consultancy and software company. I am a Christian and church member, family man, certified diver, private pilot, hiker, reader, and productivity junky. I have a Masters of Applied Science in CS from the University of Denver and a business degree from Illinois Wesleyan University. I am @smeade on Twitter and am not on Facebook.
Happy New Year! The Internet says this is the time of year to reflect and to plan. And I have. Listed here are not New Year’s resolutions nor 2020 goals but an inventory of what's on my mind heading into the new year. Here is my 2019 annual review (h/t to the Full Focus Planner … Continue reading 2019 Review
Did you know with two commands you can add a new feature to your Phoenix app? Phoenix code generators - also known as scaffolding - create a skeleton of code upon which your programming work can be performed.
Treat this article as a quick-ref to getting started with Elixir Phoenix.
Follow the findings summarized in the article and you’ll have covered 80+% of what we humans should do to help keep ourselves well.
Educators and people that work daily with children and in servant-leadership roles understand and practice these observations almost innately. However those of us in tech, especially remote tech-workers, could use a reminder.
To highlight the capabilities of Phoenix LiveView, DockYard created and is running Phoenix Phrenzy, a contest for developers to build with Phoenix LiveView.
"There are two locales in a pitcher’s universe – on the mound and off the mound. When a pitcher is on the mound he should be thinking about only two things, …
In March I formed three habits with the intention of improving productivity and mindfulness. These form a foundation for the building of new habits in April. In March, I: Avoided posting to Twitter and Facebook. Created a habit of ubiquitous capture. Created a process habit (inbox 0). Avoided posting to Twitter and Facebook Avoiding Twitter and Facebook posts … Continue reading Three New Productivity Habits
There was a time where Rails conventions were more closely followed. Here is a gentle reminder of some of the well-known and accepted benefits of staying on the rails of convention.