I'm Ben, an Engineer who just loves to build. Products, processes, teams, front, back, etc. Below is just a collection of what I've been able to write on.
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Feminist Work Culture
February 19, 2020 • ☕️ 5 min read
Life doesn't fall neatly into a 9-5 for everyone. There are appointments, sick children, dry cleaning, night owls and early birds. Life is hectic, people are different. We all know this. So why don't we build systems to account for this?
Let Business Write Business Logic
May 31, 2019 • ☕️☕️ 8 min read
Using Erlangs built-in lexing and parsing libraries we can easily define restricted and safe grammars that will let your business team define simple rules in your system. Essentially offloading arbirtrary business logic to the business team themselves.
How to read and write Mindful Minutes from iOS’s HealthKit
August 6, 2018 • ☕️ 4 min read
I absolutely love the route Apple has been going with their iOS SDK’s. (Their hardware not so much). Apple’s focus on security has allowed it to become a reliable company to trust your sensitive…
Writing a Reverse Proxy in just one line with Go
July 12, 2018 • ☕️ 3 min read
Leave your programming language hang ups at the door and come admire the best standard library I’ve ever come across. Choosing a Programming Language for a project shouldn’t be like declaring who…
Remote Engineer: What’s in my Bag
May 4, 2018 • ☕️ 6 min read
Not one to hide this opinion: I am a huge fan of remote work! I’m very vocal about my belief that this trend towards more distributed workplaces has no choice but to continue. However I’m not naive…
Get notified of user signups and plan changes automatically using Postgres & Phoenix PubSub
April 2, 2018 • ☕️ 3 min read
A lot of time you need to make a system that can send out notifications to yourself or other users based on events, specifically events related to changes in your database. Postgres and Phoenix make…