A koan is a story, dialogue, question, or statement which is used in Zen practice to provoke the “great doubt” and to practice or test a student’s progress in Zen. In the Zen school of Rinzai, the use of koans (often a paradoxical statement) is used to initiate the internal socratic method in the students, …Continue reading "What are koans and how can they help level up your dev game?"
Last week, I posted something comparing form styling with Bulma to form styling with Bootstrap and I was a little perplexed that the Bootstrap docs steered me wrong. You can see what I mean in this pen.Continue reading "Text alignment and font weight using bootstrap"
I haven’t been shy in the past about how I have really prefer Bulma over Bootstrap. I wanted to use this week’s post to compare and contrast the two and hopefully reset my opinion of Bootstrap. So, how am I going to do that? I am going to create a webform using Bulma and then …Continue reading "Comparing and contrasting Bulma and Bootstrap"
In last week’s laravel post, I mentioned that Laravel is an open-source PHP framework that uses the model–view–controller (or MVC for short) architectural pattern. This week, I want to drill down more on what that means.Continue reading "Learning Laravel: What is Laravel?"
Yup, I am. Last year, I posted a lot about how I was building a state parks app to help with my goal of eventually visiting every park in the Wisconsin State Parks system. The most recent post was around November, though. Well, I am working on the app again and I am hoping to …Continue reading "Are you still working on the State Parks app?"
I spent years writing Laravel code at UWM but you might have noticed that I almost never wrote anything on this blog about it. I am hoping to address that here and now. If you don’t already know, Laravel is a free, open-source PHP web framework, intended for the development of web applications following the …Continue reading "Learning Laravel: Composer and The Laravel Installer"
Over the past few years, I have written an annual “prefered tools for coding” post. This time around, I wanted to focus more on the more basic software end of things. When I set up a mac after getting it, there are some basic applications that I always install right away. Let’s go through the …Continue reading "The first three apps that I install on my mac."
Update (July 12, 2022): Well, heck. I just heard this morning that they are moving my talk to September 15’s THAT Online – September. The problem is that I land in Delhi, India at 1pm (local time) on Sept 15th. So, I am speaking at That Conference. I will be giving the talk “Locating your user …Continue reading "I’m speaking at That Conference Wisconsin, this year"
A few weeks ago, I started a series where I planned to cover Tailwind to the best of my ability. Over the years, I have used Bootstrap and Bulma a heck of a lot but I wanted to branch out a little. Today’s post is going to cover borders, shapes, and backgrounds. Let’s get started.Continue reading "Learning Tailwind: Borders, Shapes and Backgrounds"