Canadian author and pythonista.

Dusty Phillips Codes

last update:

I accidentally started working on a new personal project for budgeting that I think others might be interested in. I haven’t open sourced any projects in quite a few years now, but if I actually finish an iteration of this project, I think I’ll probably share it under an open licence. While I’ll be running the service locally, it is implemented entirely in Javascript React, and could easily be deployed as a SAAS.

Parts in this series An Order to Learn to Program, Part 1 An Order to Learn to Program, Part 2 An Order to Learn to Program, Part 3 An Order to Learn to Program, Part 4 Part 1 Learning to program is hard. There are a few reasons this is the case: Programming itself is hard. However, this is less true than most people believe. Programming professionally is pretty difficult.

Hacking Happier

Back in 2012, I wrote a book called Hacking Happy. It was my first self-published work, and I was actually surprised by how well it did without a publisher or marketing behind it. I had plenty of positive feedback including more than one hopefully exaggerated, “This book saved my life.” Most of the feedback was a bit more sedate, but I received a lot of private messages thanking me for writing it.

I'm Back

Hi there, I’m Dusty. Welcome to my resurrected blog. I started a tech blog in 2007 that I maintained with regular posts for several years. While it was well-regarded at the time, I took it down in late 2016 for several reasons. First and most obviously, I became extremely busy, and simply did not have time to keep up the schedule and quality of my writing. That reduced availability coincided with my taking on a new role with Facebook in late 2013.