Erik Belusic

Erik Belusic


Navigation
Featured

General

Tools of the Trade – What I Use on a Daily Basis

Posted on June 4th, 2016. 5 minute read

As developer/engineer, I am always interested in the tools that my colleagues are using, also the tools that the leaders in my field are using to get things done. One of the most important things I have learned throughout my career is that there is no “one size fits all” turnkey solution and that you must choose the right...

Featured

General

Tracking If a User Is Currently Online in Laravel (the easy way)

Posted on February 18th, 2016. 5 minute read

Today I was tasked with adding a little green dot next to a username, denoting if they are online or not, on a user profile page, in a Laravel app. My first thought was that we were going to need to spin up a node.js server and track of active socket connections for each user. Then with the currently logged in users socket, we can update...

Featured

General

Why I Decided To Start Writing

Posted on September 17th, 2015. 2 minute read

Just another morning driving into work and stopping at the local Starbucks for programming fuel, developer’s gasoline if you will when I stumbled upon a new podcast that seemed to be pretty popular. It was the Simple Programmer Podcast, hosted by John Sonmez. I know what you are thinking…. who the hell is John Sonmez?...

Featured

General

Hello world!

Posted on September 3rd, 2015. 1 minute read

Isn’t it funny…. you see a “Hello world!” blog post and you assume that some careless or lazy developer or blogger left behind the default post that comes with every WordPress installation…. only to find an elaborate scheme to capture your curiosity! BAM! If you are like me, you cringe every time you see that “Hello world!” post on new...