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The Personal Blog of Todd Sharp

Remote Deployment For IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition

I've been using IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition on my personal machine to work with some of the demos that I've been using for my series on using Groovy...


Brain Teaser: Find The Missing Number

When I first saw this challenge I thought it would be a lot more difficult than it turned out to be.  Here is the challenge:Here's a list with numbers...


Brain Teaser: Split An Array Into Equal Parts

Here's another challenge that I came across recently:Given an array of integers greater than zero, find if it is possible to split it in two (without reordering...


Brain Teaser: Calculate Max Stock Profit

I came across an interesting puzzle to solve via interviewcake: Suppose we could access yesterday's stock prices as an array, where:The values are the...


Creating Your First Website On Raspberry Pi

In this post we'll create and deploy a simple website on the Raspberry Pi.  There are a few prerequisites that I've covered in some previous posts...


A Closer Look At Sorting Algorithms

As I mentioned in a previous post, sorting algorithms typically play a large role in programming interviews.  Those who follow the traditional path...


A Groovy Alternative To Java 8 Streams and Collectors

I recently read this article over at DZone about using Java 8 Streams and Collectors to manipulate and perform calculations on a list of integers....


Beginners Guide To Linux

Curious about getting into Raspberry Pi or just Linux in general but you're not sure where to start?  This post is for you.  It's not intended...


A Better Way To Develop For The Raspberry Pi

Note:  I've dropped the "Grails on Raspbery Pi" intro to the title of these posts for the sake of brevity, but this post and most of the posts coming...


Grails on Raspberry Pi Part 4 - Intro To GPIO

If you've missed the first three parts in this series you may want to check them out before proceeding:Part 1 Part 2Part 3Alright, now that you're...