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The Personal Blog of Todd Sharp

Simulating Texas Hold'em With Groovy

Last week I had a bit of free time and decided to see how difficult it would be to write a Texas Hold'em poker simulation in Groovy.  My goal wasn't...


Intro To Oracle Application Container Cloud Services

I've long been an AWS user, but recently one of my projects at work has expressed some interest in getting our platform running on multiple cloud service...


Adding Desktop Notifications To My Electron Twilio Slack Clone

In my last post we looked at how to create a very minimal Slack clone with Twilio, ElectronJS and Angular 5.  Although I used Electron to give...


Creating A Slack Clone With Twilio, Angular 5 And Electron

I've heard plenty about Twilio over the past few years and had always wanted to learn more about their APIs.  They have a ton of different products...


Displaying A Table As Columns And Rows With Bootstrap

This one might fall into the "duh" category, but I recently found myself with a unique situation.  I was consuming some HTML from a third party and...


Conference Review - DevNexus 2018

In 2017 I attended the DevNexus conference in Atlanta and wrote my thoughts of it at the time.  I was mildly critical of some of the content...


Better Performance With Event Delegation In Vue

The last few days I've been going through the Vue.js documentation to learn a little more about the framework.  I'm impressed in its simplistic, concise...


Conference Review - Connect.Tech 2017

I recently had the opportunity to attend Connect.Tech 2017 and wanted to write up a quick review of the event.  I'll start off by saying this...


Which JavaScript Framework Should I Use?

I was having a conversation this morning with a coworker this morning about front end frameworks when he asked me the age old "trap" question for developers...


IntelliJ IDEA - Multiple DB Consoles (And Recovering Ones You Didn't Intend To Close)

I use the Database view/plugin in InelliJ IDEA quite often.  It's actually become my "go to" editor for SQL scripts because of it's responsiveness...