Kyle Banks

Filed Under #miscellaneous

Recently I added categories to all the posts on this blog so that I could link to a page containing posts for a single category. For instance, a post could be categorized as Android or Unity3D, and visitors could see all posts related to that particular category. Additionally, it allows me to add Related Posts links to each post as you can see on the right.
Regardless of skill level, whether you're a beginner programmer or a seasoned engineer of twenty plus years, blogging will have benefits to you and your career. Aside from the usual idea of (potentially) earning some extra income, there are a number of benefits to blogging that may not be immediately obvious to folks who aren't actively writing about their work.
The more data you can collect about your content, the better suited you'll be to improve your content and grow your audience. Personally, I was curious what impact the length of my blog posts was having on the number of page views they received, so I set about tracking the word count of my posts in Google Analytics.
Programming boils down to solving problems using computers, by writing code to accomplish tasks. It's not typically seen as the most physical activity, or anything related to a sport for that matter, so how can these two completely different acts have any correlation? It turns out, they actually translate and even benefit each other much more than you probably think.
Last year was pretty good, but this year I've decided to step it up a notch and document 12 New Year's resolutions that I aim to accomplish throughout the year

My Development Toolkit

Mar 14, 2013
I'm a firm believer that every developer, like a carpenter or artist, should constantly be trying to improve their toolkit. These tools should help you accomplish your goals in a way that works for you. Just like a single paintbrush doesn't suit every artist, not all tools will suit every developer.