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.

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PragProg 2020 Book Sale Published November 24, 2020

This week Pragprog.com is having their 40% off ebook sale. Use code turkeysale2020 to get your discount at checkout. This post will be all about some books you should buy for yourself or that nerd in your life. First, let’s get the shameless plugs out of the way. This year I wrote a book on making static web sites with Hugo which gets rave reviews. Build Websites With Hugo. I have a great book on using command line tools on mac, Linux, and WSL called Small, Sharp Software Tools.

Four Years at DigitalOcean Published June 20, 2020

Today marks my four year anniversary at DigitalOcean, working on the Community tutorials and the Write for DOnations program. It’s been a ridiculous four years. I started out in 2016 as a technical editor, working with external authors to create tutorials that walk readers through installing software. It was the perfect opportunity to blend my teaching experience, systems experience, and editorial experience. I would work with the author on the topic and outline, review drafts, and ensure that the article worked as written by testing out every step.

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