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Eloquent Eager Loading Constrained by Pivot

How to use Laravel's Eloquent ORM to constrain eager loading of relations using `with()` and `wherePivot()`

Princeton Algorithms: Part 1, Week 2

Usage and demonstration of the performance and effectiveness of essential data structures, generics, collections, and elementary sorting algorithms

Maintaining Sequential Array Indexing While Removing Random Items

How to efficiently maintain sequential array indexes after removing random items with code and test examples

When to Interface

Guidance on when and where to pragmatically use interfaces

Algorithms, 4th Edition

An essential text on the analysis, development, and implementation of fundemental data structures and algorithms.

Enterprise Application Architecture

Patterns to assist with the creation of enterprise software. Enterprise software can be small to large applications, but the use of good patterns can assist with development, maintenance, longevity, and cost-efficiency.

Agile Software Development

The principles, patterns, and practices chosen to assist with the delivery of software projects are essential to the long term success of the project. Design patterns, development principles, and clean code practices directly impact the quality and speed of delivery of software.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Your legacy is determined by what you choose to care about and and not care about. Pain is a necessary part of life and you often get to choose what your pain or pile of crap is. Always strive to doubt your conclusions and challenge your values so that you may continually grow.

Deep Work

Deep work, the ability to work in a flow state and produce both a quality and quantity of work, is under attack in the current age of distraction that we're in but it has never been more valuable given the extreme technical nature of the knowledge work that most are undertaking. In addition, it provides a greater meaning to work and life because of the richness and focusedness of the experiences. Lastly, it leads to a more rounded life because of the focus on what is most valuable and the discipline to shun the innessential.