Garry Polley

I'm a developer that loves making development easier. Currently, I focus on web development. I work client side with JavaScript, though I'm not a fan. I prefer to skip the middle layer and go to the back end of a website. Be-it a database or a deployment that niche is what I like to fill. I can do Rails and Django development -- preferring Django.

These days I'm also working in Go, which is like a statically typed Python for me.

You'll likely see a mix of content on this website, mostly related via blog posts. I generally focus on technical posts but every once in awhile I may deviate from my technical nature. Sometimes I'll post a "micro" blog, those are mostly notes for myself to remember how to do something.

Thanks for stopping by and feel free to reach out if you need help with anything!


Windows Desktop App: Prism Default Page

Published: 20 March, 2017

This will be short because it's mostly a note to myself. I just got started doing WPF applications using, Prism.

The most useful part I've used so far has been this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfBy2nfykqY

What I what to cover specifically in this post: handling the default view/window of an applicaiton. If you followed the video from the link posted above, you'll have an application that can do navigation and...
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Gophercon 2016 Recap

Published: 13 July, 2016

Gophercon exists to get as many Golang developers together in one place as possible. It's a four day event, starting with tutorials, two days of talks, and closing out with a hackday. Due to my schedule and preferences I decided only to attend days two and three of talks.

Thanks to Twitch the conference was available as a live stream. You will be able to watch all the...
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Golang: errors, routines, and channels

Published: 10 February, 2016

I've been working in Golang for a few months now. I've really started to like the language and how similar it is to Python. Below is an example of how I'm planning to handle errors that occur in some goroutines.

The example is borrowed from https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/golang-nuts/zAmaq1Q2mqA I wanted more rationale on each part and below are the examples. I put some effort into explaining how each part works and...
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Midwest.io: quality over quantity

Published: 12 November, 2015

If you've not heard about it there is a great conference here in Kansas City called Midwest.io. I spent November 9th and 10th getting to hear a lot of really great talks and chatting with a lot of smart people. I recommend you come every year after this one, it's that good. The talks range from low level technical details, such as using Software Transactional Memory, all the...
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First Class Citizen: JavaScript

Published: 12 May, 2015

Think of the last time you were given a project or a new website to build. The coding language for the server was not what you focused on. You likely thought more about how complex the site would be and what server side framework you would use to create the site.

Let's say you worked through the feature list and landed on using Rails or Django as your server side...
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