Process Prototyping (a.k.a. the Bromander Method)

As a software engineer, I have found that I must continue to learn new tools and techniques to stay relevant (and engaged) in my field. I’ve had more than my share of dry periods where work seemed boring, until I was brought a challenge… something that I had no idea how to handle, which forced me to learn new methodologies to accomplish the task. These periods of sink-or-swim, grow-or-fall-behind (sometimes lasting months) are undeniably the most exciting periods of my career to date. Continue reading “Process Prototyping (a.k.a. the Bromander Method)”

A simple accordion with jQuery, without worrying about off-by-one errors.

As you may well know, it is common in web development to include accordion menus on websites nowadays. It frequently hear people mention around the office how they’re currently working on, “yet another accordion”. Reusable code libraries aside (i.e. saving your accordion code for reuse later), I also often hear people mention difficulties getting the correct accordion row to expand. Whether it is that ALL the rows expand, or the wrong row. Continue reading “A simple accordion with jQuery, without worrying about off-by-one errors.”