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Why CakePHP

sarah

Recently, I got to dive into a project that was making use of CakePHP, which is an open-source MVC web framework. To make things interesting, PHP itself was almost entirely new to me going into the project. But after working with it using this framework, I think there are a few reasons you might want … Continued

Garbage Collection or: Taking Out the Trash

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Chances are, you’ve likely heard of the term garbage collection. It would not be uncommon, however, if you also did not understand the concept behind it. Most modern programming languages such as Java, C#, or JavaScript utilize garbage collection. In fact, garbage collection is so efficient at what it does that, as a programmer using … Continued

Women in Tech: Pt 2

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In this three part series, these technical experts will look at the overarching problems women face in STEM careers and what they’re doing to go above and beyond the stats. Read Part 1 here. Kellee H. | Sales Engineer, Workiva Hey Kellee, tell us a little bit about your background and what has led you … Continued

My First Code Jam

sarah

I often envisioned hackathons as high-pressure, weekend-long events involving sleep deprivation with a diet of pizza and Mountain Dew, which is perhaps a big part of the reason I’d never attempted one in my development career thus far. That is, until a few weeks ago when the opportunity came up to join a few coworkers … Continued

A Retrospective: Angular & React

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Two of the hottest frontend technologies to emerge from the last decade are the Angular framework and the ReactJS library. Before going any further, it is important to understand the differences between the concepts of a framework and a library.  A framework enforces the workflow by defining a template that the developer expands on to … Continued

Optimizing Accounting Workflows using the QuickBooks API

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QuickBooks. It’s a household name. As one of the biggest hitters in small-to-midsize business accounting, it’s no question that QuickBooks simplifies accounting processes for businesses.  But what if easy accounting could get even easier? One of our goals at We Write Code is to help your business succeed by utilizing technology to the fullest. For … Continued

Making A Change: Mike Clancy’s Journey from Teacher to Developer

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Back in February, We Write Code had the opportunity to host and sponsor Des Moines Web Geeks’ panel, which discussed their personal transitions to professional developers. One of the panel members was We Write Code’s very own Mike Clancy, whose journey from high school history teacher to developer struck a chord with audience members. We … Continued

Finding the Value in Technical Audits: Code Reviews

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Finding errors in your code can be like playing a mind-boggling game of I Spy, only with more consequences. Even the best developer will have a blip here and there, and it’s important that those blips don’t affect your company’s security or code’s integrity. Brad Angelcyk, one of We Write Code’s Software and DevOps Engineers, … Continued