I'm Brian P. Hogan, a web developer, teacher, author, editor, and musician living in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. I develop web sites like Codecaster, Rails Mentors, and Rendera using HTML5, JQuery, and Ruby.

I am the author of several books, including Exercises For Programmers, HTML5 and CSS3, tmux - Productive Mouse-Free Development, and Web Development Recipes and I am always looking for interesting opportunities to help people succeed.

Latest Blog Posts

  • The Hogan Formula For Software Estimation

    Measuring how long a software project will take is a futile endeavor. Unfortunately, people who hire software developers have a habit of asking for the impossible. Like when they want you to build a Facebook clone in 2 weeks for $200. So to appease my clients and managers over the years, I developed a formula […]

  • Being A Good Critical Friend

    I’ve been around software development a long time, and a reoccurring theme is to see this kind of feedback from peers: I’ll never understand the logic behind [some thing I think is dumb / disagree with strongly]. or If you’re not using [some technology I like] you’re doing it wrong. Or a variant of You’re […]

  • MonthOfMusic Retrospective

    In August, I embarked on a huge task: I set out to record and release one song a day for an entire month. And I actually did it. The entire playlist is up online. I thought I'd share some behind-the-scenes facts and some things I learned. Breaking The Chain Is Devastating When I write a […]

Recent Presentations

Realtime Web Apps with Elixir and Phoenix Getting Started Contributing To Open Source Rethink Frontend Development With Elm Grunt From The Ground Up Testing Client-side Code with Jasmine and CoffeeScript FUD-Free Accessibility for Web Developers - Also, Cake.

Recent Photos

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My Books

Exercises For Programmers Web Development Recipes Automate With Grunt HTML5 and CSS3 tmux - Productive Mouse Free Development

Available in print, PDF, eBub, or Kindle format!