Quick Hit: Programming Font Preview Tool

Steven NgBusiness Intelligence, CodingLeave a Comment

Over at app.programmingfonts.org, you can try out various programming fonts to see how they look with some sample code you can paste in yourself. You might be asking, “But Steven, a monospace font is a monospace font is a monospace font. Why should I care?” In programming in particular, you want to be able to visually spot the difference between … Read More

Generating Rolling Start and End Dates Landing on Preset Weekdays From Any Date

Steven NgAnalytics, Business Intelligence, Coding, Cognos, Daily Debug Blog, ReportingLeave a Comment

I answered a Cognos question on Reddit last week, and figured the formulas I provided in the answer would be useful to other people. I’m writing this in generic pseudo code, so that it’s not Cognos specific, so you should be able to use this in anything by changing up the function names to your tool of choice. The Problem … Read More

Giving Atom Another Go

Steven NgCodingLeave a Comment

A little bit of history Since switching back to Windows, my go-to text editor has been Sublime Text (https://www.sublimetext.com/). While I purchased the license back when I was a Mac user, Panic’s Coda (https://www.panic.com/coda/) was still my go-to editor. Don’t get me wrong, Sublime is easily one of the best text editors on any platform, and it’s inexpensive for something … Read More

How to Save Data Locally in Electron

Steven NgCoding, Daily Debug BlogLeave a Comment

So you’ve hitched yourself on the Electron bandwagon, and you’ve started coding, and now you realize you want to save data locally in Electron. Yes, you know how to code and you can do whatever you want, but you obviously want to do the right thing for your application. While I’ve been admiring Electron from afar for quite some time, … Read More