Posts by 'Ian TeGrootenhuis'

Kentico MVC Done the BizStream Way

By Ian TeGrootenhuis on October 07, 2019

At BizStream we do things a little bit differently with the well-known Model, View, and Controller (MVC). We do use a Model and View, but we don’t use controllers to handle our basic pages. In addition to the Model and Views, we use Populaters and ViewModels. The Populaters is where we would put our “Controller” logic and it...
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Being Fearless in Your Personal Life and Work Life

By Ian TeGrootenhuis on March 16, 2019

Fear generally has a negative impact on people’s lives. It’s a way to warn a person about life-threatening events, but it can be a killer of dreams, opportunities, and personal growth. A person can’t live their life to its fullest if they’re afraid of asking someone on a date, applying for a dream job, or going on that...
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My Experience at Grand Circus Grand Rapids

By Ian TeGrootenhuis on April 03, 2018

In my journey to continuously learn and grow my technical knowledge, I came to a crossroad. I was looking to further my backend web development skills. With all the paths I could go down I narrowed it down to two options; traditional schooling: go back and earn a Bachelor’s degree, or go to a coding bootcamp. After seeing how fast-paced...
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My Road to Finding Success

By Ian TeGrootenhuis on May 23, 2017

As a young developer I recognize that one of my main weakness is my inexperience. In Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers: The Story of Success, chapter 2 really stood out to me. In this chapter, Gladwell explains the 10,000 hour rule. 10,000 hours is the number of hours it takes to master a skill. In striving for that goal there is one big hurdle...
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