Josh Sherman


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Changing personality types

3 min read
introspection
retrospection

Since late 2015 and every 6 months or so after, I have been taking a Myers-Briggs test by way of 16Personalities. Can’t really remember, but I think the reason I originally took the test was because my Dave had asked me what my personality type was as a way to […]

How to calculate Mother’s Day in JavaScript

1 min read
development
javascript

One of my favorite features of PHP is the strtotime function. It takes a string and gives you the equivalent time in return. Unfortunately, there’s not something similar for other languages. There are other ATTEMPTS to duplicate the function, but nothing I’ve ran into that works quite as well. With […]

The Alchemist

2 min read
books
reading
reviews

You may have noticed that I stopped doing a ton of book reviews. Down to nearly zero as of late, actually. At my reading pace this year, it was becoming overwhelming and I started to feel like I was phoning the reviews in. With that said, I recently read The […]

Effective use of screen real estate

1 min read
development
productivity

I’ve been secretly judging really hard recently as I’ve been observing how people, specifically developers, use their available screen real estate. I’m a huge proponent of using 100% of my screen and like Jeff Atwood, I don’t care about having some flashy wallpaper because I don’t intend to ever see […]

Speed Comparison: GitHub vs. GitLab (2017)

2 min read
reviews
github
gitlab

It’s been just a bit over a year since I did my original speed comparison of GitHub and GitLab. There’s been a lot of moving and shaking from both companies over that period. Some of it has been good, like GitHub changing their pricing and private repo offering. Then there’s […]