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2018 Lookbehind, Lookahead 2019

Written by Jason McCreary / Original link on Dec. 31, 2018

Every year I make goals. Most of my goals are focused on work, but I do squeeze a few personal goals in as well. Last year I publicized my 2018 Dev Goals. So, before talking about my 2019 goals, let’s lookbehind at 2018.2018 Goals✅ Write a bookI published the early release of BaseCode on July 13, …


Building Products - Starting from Square 0

Written by Jason McCreary / Original link on Dec. 13, 2018

Lately I’ve been preparing build a new SaaS product called Optionality. I want to journal this process to not just talk about the code, but also the product decisions and marketing involved in building a product.So in this first post, I want to start at the very beginning. It’s important because I …




10 practices for readable code

Written by Jason McCreary / Original link on Sep. 18, 2018

I’ve been writing code for 20 years. During that time I’ve worked with 17 teams coding different languages to build hundreds of projects. These include everything from a simple blog site, to APIs supporting 3,000 requests/second, to top selling apps.From these experiences, combined with the books …


Laravel by the Numbers

Written by Jason McCreary / Original link on Jul. 25, 2018

I had the privilege to speak at Laracon again this year. The last Laracon talk I gave, Practicing YAGNI, is one I am most proud of. Initially, I wanted to do a continuation on this topic. But there were some other talks on related topics. So I thought, “what can I talk about that’s unique to me”.Th…