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Tracy Developer Meetup in California

After having thought about it for quite some time, I’ve finally decided to start a developer user group in my home town of Tracy, California. This group titled, The Tracy Developer Meetup, was started to give developers living outside of the Bay Area, a chance to collaborate with other developers in the same position.

If you’re unfamiliar with Tracy, it is a town about 1.5 hours from San Francisco and Mountain View, but significantly more affordable and home to many engineers that commute to the Bay Area for work.

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TPDP Episode #16: Job Hunting As A Software Engineer

Job hunting can be one of the most time and energy consuming tasks we have to do. Unfortunately there isn’t a perfect formula but some tips could definitely help to alleviate the process or at least know that you are not alone.

In the following article I will try to provide you with some tips and tricks when applying and preparing for a job interview as a Software Engineer. There is a lot of information on the web but I will try to sum up the areas you should be focusing on and point you to some helpful websites.

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Create A Simple RESTful API With Golang

Most modern applications have separation between the backend and the frontend layers. The backend is typically a RESTful API and is critical part of full stack development. These APIs are generally further broken down into a collection of routes, often referred to as endpoints. Building applications like this is often very clean and maintainable in comparison to mashing everything into a single application.

I have been creating RESTful APIs with a variety of programming languages, for example Node.js and Java, but lately I’ve been doing a lot of research on the Go programming language. It is fast and very solid programming language that every seems to be talking about. Because of this it only made sense to see what it took to build a RESTful API with Go, often referred to as Golang.

We’re going to see what it takes to build a simple API that does basic CRUD operations using the Go programming language.

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Plagiarism Among Programming Blogs And How To Resolve

With the success of my blog over the years, it was only time before people started plagiarizing my content. Plagiarism is a nasty thing and it really hurts the people who put time and effort into the content that they produce. In case you’re unfamiliar with what plagiarism is, it can be defined as below:

Plagiarism via Google Dictionary:

The practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own.

I’m going to share some examples on how my content was plagiarized and what can be done to help eliminate the problem if it is found.

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How To Get Programming Help In Forums And On My Blog

So I answer enough forum, Stack Overflow, and blog questions to feel it is now necessary to teach people how to properly seek programming help using these outlets or similar. I feel it is necessary because so much time can be saved for everyone when this is done correctly.

As someone who provides free resources and programming help, I often get a ton of questions that annoy me. Everyone like me understands that people want help, but may not know the best ways to get it. We’ll see the correct way to go about getting it.

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Upcoming Presentation: Silicon Valley Code Camp 2015

In case you’re interested in seeing me present on Node.js or Ionic Framework and Couchbase, I’ll be giving two talks at the free to attend Silicon Valley Code Camp in San Jose, California. It is the weekend of October 3rd to October 4th.

The title of my talks are Quick and Easy Development with Node.js and Couchbase Server and Cross Platform Storage & Sync with Couchbase and Ionic Framework. The abstracts for both these talks can be seen below.

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What Programming Tutorials Do You Want To See?

I’ve been blogging and making programming tutorials for about a year now and have gathered quite a following. You can see the statistics of my first year blogging in a post I recently published.

With this following came a lot of topic suggestions and requests. Some of these came through Twitter, some came through the comments section of other posts I’ve done, and some came through various forum boards. If you’ve been keeping up with me, you’ll know I hate requests that are made through the comments of other posts I’ve done because I like to keep those posts on topic for future readers and not get mangled with side topics.

With that said, I’d like to make this thread an outlet to make requests for future posts.

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