Josh Sherman


Coding
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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 […]

How to install Tmux 2.x on Debian 8 "Jessie"

1 min read
linux
tmux

I’m happy to admit that I’m a bit of a Debian novice. Coming from a decade of using Ubuntu, I still have a bit to learn. My recent dilemma was with the version of tmux I had on one of my servers. Nothing wrong with tmux 1.9 but it was […]