Introducing playcode.io

Recently learned about the website playcode.co today. The site is essentially an online editor that allows you to write HTML, Java script and CSS onto the screen, and then view it in real time. Similar to websites like Codepen.io, though personally I quite like the…

Amazing element hover effects

Sharing another amazing resource today. This one comes from CodeDrops, and uses some awesome CSS animation. Go check it out! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did (I’m using one of the styles in my footer!)

Recent experience with error messages

Although I am a developer, I am also a consumer and every now and then I have a negative experience with software on the client side of the fence. The “fun” experience was with a local mobile carrier, where I was attempting to add a…

Atom has a great way to provide help

I recently downloaded a new text editor for my Windows PC, called Atom. I won’t go into it too much, but I will say it seems like a great text editor. The default theme is great (I’m a fan of dark themes), and the concept…

PC staying up past its bedtime?

I recently had an issue with my home PC, which is running Windows 10. Although I had gone through the power settings and configured it to sleep after a few hours, I would find it was always on idle. The display would be off, but…

New Visual Studio 2017 coming!

The 2017 version of Visual Studio has been announced. Check it out here. New features I find interesting are the improvements to debugging, and custom installs. Always good to see!

Easily peep at a webpages style

Another day, another plug of an awesome tool. Introducing CCS Peeper, a free Google Chrome extension. It’s incredibly easy to use, and very powerful. Just browse to a site, and click the CSS Peeper extension button. Immediately you are presented with helpful general CSS statistics…

Keeping the knife edge sharp

Today I wanted to share a mobile app that I’ve started using, called Enki So far I have only taken a stab at the CSS and Javascript workouts, but the user experience is great and I’ve really enjoyed doing it. And most importantly, I’ve learned…

View physical file path of all Databases

I recently stumbled across a .mdf and .ldf file for a database while trying to clear up space on a work machine. Although the database did have a name, I couldn’t find a database attached to the SQL Server instance that matched that name. So,…