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I’m Brian P. Hogan, a software developer, teacher, author, editor, and musician living in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. I develop web applications like Codecaster using HTML5, Elixir, JavaScript, and Ruby. I also coach and mentor aspiring developers. I am the author of several books, including Small, Sharp Software Tools, tmux 2 - Productive Mouse-Free Development, and Exercises For Programmers. I am always looking for interesting opportunities to help people succeed.

From the blog...

International Books Published September 23, 2021

A look at the changes that happen when my books are translated into other languages.

Getting Good Published April 28, 2021

So you want to get good at something in a creative field like music, writing, or even coding? Folks might tell you that you need thousands of hours of study. But that’s not necessarily true. Daily Practice Whatever you’re doing, practice it daily. 30 minutes. Every day if you can. 30 min a day is 3.5 hours per week which is 182 hours a year. It adds up. So does your skill.

2021 RPM Challenge Completed Published February 28, 2021

Every February, I participate in the RPM Challenge, a global event where musicians have the month of Febrary to write, record, and release music. This year you could choose to do a single, an EP, or a full album. I’ve completed a five song EP called “Spark”, and you can listen to it on Soundcloud. I’ve been participating in this challenge since 2011. You can find my other entries on the music page.

Latest Songs on SoundCloud

Night Life

Spark

Over Soon

See Music for more.

Recent Presentations

Recent Photos from Flickr