July 12th, 2020

Hooking Price Filters into Product Search Engine

As a user, I want to be able to search “cheap tape” or “expensive tape” and have the outcome bring to to relevant filtered results. Or even “cheap scotch tape” Bear in mind, the “Adhesive Tape” category isn’t that sexy. This would make better use cases for “cheap laptop” or “high-end computer chair” or other […]

July 12th, 2020

The Making of a Slider

This blog is about this slider. First a little back story. This is a price filter. But in order for a price filter to work, you need to have products and prices which were feats in and of themselves. These prices come from competing distributors such that best prices are always calculated from the cheapest […]

July 7th, 2020

Tesla Insurance

Wishing I could work to further develop Tesla Insurance.

July 3rd, 2020

Query Planning Experience

I was super fortunate to learn Database Design from Jason Lee and Dan Van Staal Duinen at iSTORM in 2005. Learning from them was way better than SQL class. Beyond what I learned from them, I have really only added 2 major things. INNODB (We were using MYISAM @ iSTORM) and the JSON dataype. As […]

July 3rd, 2020

Utilizing Well-Known Design Patterns

You: What are some well-known design patterns? Me: Well, I am glad you asked. Let me get back to you on that. I want to make sure I understand what you mean by “Design Patterns”. If by “Well-Known Design Patterns” you mean “code that works”, then I am good at “Utilizing Well-Known Design Patterns”.

July 3rd, 2020

Domain Driven Design

Hmm, I am trying to figure out what this would mean without looking it up. Domains I know as sites, but I would think that Tesla.com would be the only domain. Subdomains would be departments within sites, so subdomain driven design might make more sense. How else can Domains be interpreted? Domain Driven Design sounds […]

July 3rd, 2020


So I had this problem. I need to get 17++ variations of CSV files for price/inventory updates. Perfect place to make a parent class with most of the common functionality and child classes where each child overrides functions: loadCSVFile() //uniquely fetches inventory/price file from FTP, Email Attachment, SFTP, HTTP, etc. updateProducts() //parses files specific fields, […]

July 3rd, 2020

Experience with PHP

I have made at least 1 of each of the following in PHP: Admin Panel Punch Clock Mass Mailer Affiliate Program Admin Tools Admin Reports Contract PDF Generation Lease Program Search Engine Inventory Management System Price Management System Inbound Payment System Outbound Payment System Cron Scheduler Support Ticket System/CRM Ad Tracking System Web crawler Backup […]

July 3rd, 2020

Implementation using C# or equivalent platform

So it would make sense that C# would be necessary for integration on the app. I am probably not the best person to work on C#.