• Answers To A Management Questionnaire (With Commentary)

    I was given this questionnaire a few years ago as I began my journey into software engineering management, and answered it for my own sake. I don’t think I ever shared my answers with anybody. Recently, I dug it up and found it cathartic, albeit somewhat naive as well. Below are my original answers, with minimal editing (aside from spelling, etc.), intended for both self-reflection and posterity. Any additions I’ve added are indicated by brackets — used mainly for clarification, but there are some comments peppered in there as well. I might take another stab at this as a follow up, perhaps with lessons learned, but we’ll see. It’s probably too soon for that now.

  • ccampo.ninja

    I bought this domain a few months ago for $4.06. Check it out!

  • NBodyJS: An N-Body Simulation Written in Kotlin

    NBodyJS is a simple project I’ve had around for the past few years in various forms. It is a JavaScript n-body simulation. It is currently written in Kotlin. Initially I wrote it in plain JavaScript, then re-wrote in Scala, and finally, re-wrote in Kotlin. Both the Scala and Kotlin versions transpile to readable JavaScript, using ScalaJS for Scala and Kotlin’s built-in JavaScript support. The Kotlin implementation is by far my favorite, and the language itself is a joy to write in. NBodyJS utilizes the HTML5 canvas element for display, and kotlin-js to transpile Kotlin to JavaScript.

  • Using Spring with AWS Lambda

    I love AWS Lambda. Removing the concept of a “server” from your application is huge. I won’t go into all the benefits of Lambda, but I can say from first hand experience, it not only eliminates countless hours of worrying about servers and infrastructure, but also makes backend application development a breeze. Oh, and for most small stuff, it’s pretty much free.

  • Creating Unix Services and RPM/DEB Packages with Spring Boot and Gradle

    I work with Spring Boot daily, and it’s probably one of my favorite frameworks ever. The amount of things it does that just make every-day JVM-dev life easier is absurd. Spring Boot has probably saved me hundreds of hours in headaches.