Josh Vogel

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I am an experienced web technologist and data analyst with over 10 years of experience. Throughout my career, both when privately employed and in my contract work, I have enjoyed the opportunity to learn new things and apply new technologies to solve the problems my employers and clients are facing. I have been involved in several proof-of-concept projects and I find these the most interesting as you never know what obstacles will be faced when starting something for the first time. I'm an auto-didact (I taught myself programming to earn money during graduate school) and I don't give up easily so by working with me you can be assured that I will exhaust all possibilities to successfully complete the investigation.

What is Proof-of-Concept Testing? – Part 3

I just wanted to take a moment or two to wrap up my recent discussion on the importance and value of proof-of-concept testing. I mentioned in parts 1 and 2 that proof-of-concept testing comes in two forms. First, a race to MVP, or minimally viable product. Second, pushing already existing technology to its limits to […]

What is Proof-of-Concept Testing? – Part 2

In my previous post about this topic, I discussed how I could quickly build out an app that will bring your idea to life. I’ll discuss another approach in this post about “Proof-of-Concept” testing. “Can what I have also do this?” Often times a client of mine might have some bits and pieces of an […]

PyCon Israel 2022 – Day 2

Here is what I learned and need to research more after attending half of day 2 at PyCon Israel 2022. Keynote: Yam Peleg This morning I caught the early bus to Ramat Gan and was there not only in time for the keynote but also for some light breakfast. Yam Peleg’s claim to fame is […]

PyCon Israel 2022 – Day 1

Months ago, I was among the first people to buy tickets to the first post-Corona Python conference here in Israel. I use Python extensively in my data science work as well as in some of my other projects so I thought this would be a great place to learn more about one of the tools […]

What did we do before CodeAcademy?

As a product of the 90s/early 2000s, getting educated in computers was rough. While we had at least one computer per classroom in elementary school (I went to a private school) we only had one semester of computer programming in high school, and it was in BASIC, already an outdated language (though if you know […]

Pull Request Update

As you may know, I am the lead developer on a group of sites run by The site, not of my own choosing, runs on CakePHP 4. A few years ago we had the choice to switch since it was on an old version of CakePHP, but I figured that since I was already […]