A Litany Against Fear (of Code Reviews)

Code reviews are perhaps one of the most important parts of professional software development - routinely having peers take an earnest look at your code and suggest improvements ensures that the quality of your entire project goes up throughout its lifetime. Many of us aren't comfortable with code reviews. We're…

Read this article

Accidental Mission Statement

Richard Kasoian over at Newsmeek.com has asked me to contribute as a writer. This is great because Newsmeek gets more readers than I do, and I have someone hounding me to actually write something. So far I've contributed one article, Loathing And Skepticism: A Look At The Myths of…

Read this article

Loathing And Skepticism: A look at the Myths of PHP

# I originally contributed this to newsmeek.com, but that website has since gone away, so here it is. It's common knowledge in my social circle that I really don't like PHP. I don't like the syntax, I don't like the core library of functions, and I don't care for most…

Read this article

How To Win At PyCon

I'm sitting in a sprint room at the tail end of PyCon 2014 in Montreal, mulling over my experiences here, and I'd like to share a little bit about my first PyCon with you. If you've never been to PyCon, I'm hoping I can convince you to come to PyCon…

Read this article

Open Data Windsor-Essex Draws Closer

Open Data Windsor-Essex (ODWE) is an organization dedicated to providing municipal data from the Windsor-Essex area to the public in a useful way. It's the brainchild of the Windsor Hackforge and sponsored by both the Hackforge and Parallel 42 Systems. ODWE's Origins I took part as a team mentor in…

Read this article

Adopting Ghost

I've wanted to give my website an overhaul for a long while now. My last website refresh was during college, and it was pretty ugly. My last blog died with Posterous. Actually, jeffszusz.com has been a big, fat 404: Not Found message since my generous friend and vps provider…

Read this article