About Me

I like to view myself as a problem solver, not a programmer. I enjoy the journey, more than the destination. The challenges of a particularly difficult problem, and the satisfaction of coming out on top. I got into this field when I took a class for Web Design and finished two years of curriculum in six months. I finished the program with two CIW certifications and it only whet my appetite. So I began reading programming books, articles, and tutorials. Anything I could get my hands on. I have since accumulated little bits of knowledge on a great many popular technologies. So, if I am not already familiar with a subject, I usually know how to go about finding out more about it. This means that, while most of my experience is in PHP and JavaScript, I am familiar with a number of languages, and if given the right opportunity I can quickly adapt to any given situation.

Counting Keywords NEW

Today I found myself in need of something that would count all of the occurrences of every word in a document so that I might see which were the most relevant. This is a fairly common task in Search Engine Optimization and ad campaigning, and while you could manually tally up every word in a […]

Building My First Webapp with Yeoman NEW

Yesterday I reinstalled nodejs on Ubuntu 14.04 so that I could install node packages without root. This is important for yeoman to work correctly, if you are having troubles with yeoman, I would suggest reading the aforementioned article. While reinstalling nodejs I also installed yeoman and the webapp generator. Today I ran the webapp generator […]

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(Re)Installing Node is a Pain NEW

I’ve been using nodejs and npm on Ubuntu 14.04 for a while now, but in a limited capacity. I haven’t been using grunt or gulp, or any other task runner, just npm. After watching a video, Master Front-End Workflow with Yeoman, Grunt and Bower, I decided that I wanted to start taking advantage of some […]

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Transforming AngularJS Requests for PHP NEW

I picked up AngularJS about five or six months ago for a project at work. Early on I decided that I didn’t want to confuse the issue by having to learn a new language at the same time, so I decided to use PHP for my back-end. If you are at all familiar with AngularJS […]

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Hello World NEW

Hello, my name is Sean. I am a Web UI Developer, which is just a fancy way of saying that I dabble in both Front-End and Back-End Development and that I create user experiences. I specialize in Back-End PHP work, but I am just as fond of getting my hands dirty with some JavaScript on […]

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