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Why are software developers paid well?

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My coworkers and I have had many conversations about what our job actually is. Is it coding? Testing? Design? What about our skills translates to higher pay over those that do more demanding jobs? (Think police, first responders, military) Even my own family seems shocked when they hear that I make a decent living sitting […]

Microsoft buys GitHub

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As of June 4, 2018 Microsoft has officially announced it’s aqcuisition of GitHub for the sum of $7.5 billion. Yes, you read that right, Microsoft paid out Billions for the massive source code repository GitHub. Although this is a very smart business move many saw it coming, with GitHub on stage at Microsoft’s developer conference […]

I’m still here

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Well, after a few career adjustments, a new child, and many other developments in my personal life I’m still here and kicking.  Over the past several months I have made huge strides in my personal skill development even finally publishing my first android application yesterday!  I released Discover Brewton on both the Google Play Store […]

C# for Beginners [Part 2]

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In the previous tutorial we covered some basic structure of a C# program and what it looks like.  I would like to build upon that knowledge and cover some of the basic syntax of C#, some of this may be slightly repetitive from the previous tutorial but it is important to get this basic syntax […]

C# for Beginners [Part 1]

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Ok so yesterday I received a request to do a C# tutorial covering the basics of the C# language. This will be a short multi-part tutorial on the basics of C#. In Part 1 we’re going to cover some basic structure and syntax.  I do not intend to get too in-depth but cover just enough […]

Hackers gainaccess to US power grid

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In a time of hacker attacks on critical infrastructure, even a run-of-the-mill malware infection on an electric utility’s network is enough to raise alarm bells. But the latest collection of power grid penetrations went far deeper: Security firm Symantec is warning that a series of recent hacker attacks not only compromised energy companies in the US […]

SQLite in C#? [Part 2]

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Building off the previous tutorial  SQLite in C# [Part 1] we are going to get a little more in detail with SQLite and populate our database with some information that we can pull back out later. Lets start off with inserting information into our database.  We will do this in a similar fashion as we did […]

SQLite in C#? [Part 1]

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I can’t tell you how many times I am working on an application that I want to store data in an organized fashion but I don’t want the dependency of an external server.  Maybe I want to be able to use the application offline?  Or maybe the device I am running it on doesn’t have […]

C# 7.1 Update

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Last month Microsoft released Visual Studio 2017.3 and with it C#’s latest minor upgrade C# 7.1!  C#’s latest update includes four new (very useful) features that I am honestly very excited about. async Main method default literal expressions inferred tuple names Below I’ll go into some detail on each of the new features and show some […]

CredCheck and the 700m data leak

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In light of the recent 700 million email data leak on August 30 of this year, I have created CredCheck.  I would like to throw out a personal thanks to Troy Hunt owner and operator of HaveIBeenPwned.  CredCheck is a windows program that uses the HaveIBeenPwned API to check email addresses and give details on who’s […]