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Welcome to Dan Vega’s Personal Website

Congratulations on making it to the very end of the Internet. This is the personal website of Dan Vega, a programmer from Cleveland OH. I love to write about programming, technology or whatever else is on my mind at the time. If others can come to this site and learn from my experiences then the cost of hosting this site is well worth it.

I have worked very hard to get to where I am as a programmer. While most people go home from work and relax I am constantly perfecting my trade. I am a big math nerd who loves a good algorithm and I love that there never is a single way to solve a problem in my line of work. If you would find out a lot more about who I am and what I do please feel free to visit my about page which goes into a lot more details.


Recent Posts

Ready Player One Review

Ready Player One Review

The Book I recently finished the book Ready Player One and I thought I would take this opportunity to give it a quick review. I don't give a ton of book reviews on this website but I enjoy talking about what is going on in my life and I love to hear from my readers so let's give it a try. I'm not going to give any spoilers away so if you haven't read the book yet you can continue reading without worry. I don't think I would of ever come across this book if it were not for Loot Crate. Loot Crate is wonderful monthly subscription box and I hi[...]
Udemy Courses On Sale Now

Udemy Courses On Sale Now

Right now for the next week Udemy courses are on sale for $19 each. That's right, $19 bucks. You can get over $10,000 courses for $19 and they have some amazing courses available. Udemy is not paying me in any shape or form to promote their courses. I am doing this because I really do enjoy the content that I have found on there. Below are a few of the courses that I have purchased. I realize that some of them are silly but when they have these $19 sales I try and stock up.             &nbs[...]
Practical Groovy by Peter Ledbrook

Practical Groovy by Peter Ledbrook

There is a new book on Groovy in the works called Practical Groovy. Peter Ledbrook is taking a stab into the world of self-publishing and for the time you can check it out for free. The initial drafts will be available on GitHub for free and so far I am really enjoying the content. I can't wait to see more of this book and wish Peter the best of luck with it. https://github.com/pledbrook/practical-groovy-public [...]
Vote For Grails 3 Support in IntelliJ

Vote For Grails 3 Support in IntelliJ

If you are a fan of IntelliJ like I am and would like to see Grails 3 officially supported then we need your help today. Please click here to head over and vote for this issues. It might not be obvious right away but I have highlighted in the screenshot below just where you vote for an issue on that page. [...]
Windows Kill Process By Port Number

Windows Kill Process By Port Number

In this short tutorial we will look at how to kill a process by port number on Windows. I am doing a lot of Java development these days and I have about 5 different applications that I may fire up during a day and because they all run on my local machine most of them use port 8080 by default. Once in awhile I will forget to kill an application. When I try and start another application I will receive this error.     If you need to kill a process manually on Windows its actually pretty easy. First fire up a command prompt a[...]
Layout from Instagram

Layout from Instagram

If you follow me at all you know that I recently started a YouTube channel. I realize that I need to stick to what I am good at and that happens to be programming, well at least I think so. So far it has been fun I have managed to grow my subscribers from 30 to 116 in a couple weeks. To make sure that I stick to this I want to try and mix up the channel and not stick to the same topic over and over. In an attempt to grow my subscribers I also want find a topic that is a little more mainstream. I have been an iOS user since version 3.0 and I [...]
Spring Boot Support In IntelliJ

Spring Boot Support In IntelliJ

The other day in my Introduction to Grails 3 screencast I briefly mentioned Spring Boot. With Grails 3 being built on top of Spring Boot it doesn't hurt to learn a little about Spring Boot. Since IntelliJ is already my IDE of choice when it comes to pretty much anything I am working on these days I was excited to see that it now supports Spring Boot. Below is a screencast that was created by JetBrains, the creators of IntelliJ. https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=185&v=IUb52gHQGLE[...]