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Agile Development Workflow

When developing software in an agile environment, how you tickets (or issues) flow is very critical to manage how the team is doing. In my experience the workflow above is how I manage it. This builds on the roles and concepts presented in my post Effective Software Development with Agile SCRUM Cold Backlog The Cold …

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Things Productive People Do Differently

I recently interviewed over 200 ultra-productive people including seven billionaires, 13 Olympians, 20 straight-A students and over 200 successful entrepreneurs. I asked a simple, open-ended question, “What is your number one secret to productivity?” After analyzing all of their responses, I coded their answers into 15 unique ideas. 15 Surprising Things Productive People Do Differently Kevin …

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Effective Software Development with Agile SCRUM

This article outlines my experience with using Agile Scrum to develop enterprise level software. The steps listed below are compiled from across the internet. See the end of this article for sources. Development Team Metrics Agile metrics are an essential component of the development process and are critical to communicating development estimates as well as …

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Useful MySQL Commands

Below is a list of very common MySQL/MariaDB commands that any developer should know by heart. Export MySQL Database mysqldump -u username -p database_name > dump.sql Import MySQL Database mysql -u username -p -h servername database-name < data.sql Login MySQL Database mysql -uusername -p Create MySQL Users CREATE USER ‘username’@’localhost’ IDENTIFIED BY ‘password’; GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON database . tablename …

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What is Thousand Year Old Vampire?

Thousand Year Old Vampire is a solo roleplaying game of memory, loss, and vampires. In Thousand Year Old Vampire you chronicle the many centuries of a vampire’s existence, beginning with the loss of mortality and ending with inevitable destruction. Prompt-driven play and simple resource tracking provide easy rules for exploring your character’s human failings, villainous …

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How to Play RPGs via Twitter

Twitter is a great platform to run a realtime, texted based, adventure using pretty much any system. In this example I’ll be talking about D&D specifically, but you can easily change it for any RPG system. What is a text based adventure? Text-based adventures or Play-by-Post (PbP) games are comprised of posting a situation via …

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What I Use 2021

The updated 2021 list of my gadgets, computers and software I use on a daily basis. Computer: MacBook Pro I continue to use my Mid 2014 MacBook Pro 13″ with an attached 23″ monitor. It’s fast, has crazy long battery life, and works perfectly for doing coding or layout on my book. I have a newer …

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Speaking at Laracon EU

I’m very excited to share that I will be speaking at Laracon EU 2021 from January 18th-22nd, 2021 and cannot wait to (virtually) see everyone at the event.  I will be discussing Choreography vs Orchestration in serverless microservices using Laravel. About Laracon EU Laracon EU hosts multiple annual conferences which are the main gathering of …

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