Kevin Hoyt

Kevin Hoyt

The intersection of development and design.

Four D Time Management

Time management is a key "soft" skill for Information Technology professionals. This heavily distilled version of Getting Things Done will help you master your time, and lower your stress.

Dec 27, 2022 • 8 min read

AWS Transcribe with Python

Upload an audio file to S3, manage the details of an AWS Transcribe job, and download the results. Include code to clean up after yourself if you are so inclined.

Dec 2, 2022 • 15 min read

Three P Weekly Status Report

My term for agile status reports. These weekly reports make a manager's job much easier - and setup employees for success. Let us take a look at how I structure and run my weekly reports.

Jun 15, 2022 • 11 min read

Reasons to Stencil

Congratulations, you have decided to use one of the many libraries and tools available for building modern web interfaces. Now just do not lock yourself into that decision.

Aug 16, 2021 • 4 min read

Items and Renderers

Consider for a moment the humble list control. In this article we take a closer look at building a list control, and the different ways to render content.

Jul 20, 2021 • 15 min read

Building a Bar Chart with Stencil

Every once in a while you need to roll your own. With a splash of SVG and helping hand from Stencil, you can create a custom chart as a web component.

Jul 14, 2021 • 10 min read

The Secret Life of Tabs

As user interfaces (UI) go, tabs are a particularly useful pattern. In this example we will look at the mechanics of building a tab component using Stencil.

Jul 7, 2021 • 18 min read

Building a Clock with Stencil

Building a clock can reveal a lot about how a platform works. In this walkthrough we will take a look at building a clock component using Stencil.

Jun 27, 2021 • 23 min read

Building a Calendar with Stencil

Learn about calculating content before rendering while building a calendar component with Stencil. Styling allows you to drop the result into your iOS application.

Jun 21, 2021 • 17 min read

Functions, Storage, Watson ... Oh, My!

Recently Apache OpenWhisk (IBM Cloud Functions) released a beta feature around triggers for Cloud Object Storage, and I figured I would take it for a spin.

Apr 8, 2019 • 10 min read

IBM and the Open Organization

A review of Red Hat CEO, Jim Whitehurst's book, The Open Organization, wherein I attempt to distill the why, how, and what contents into my favorite quotes.

Feb 14, 2019 • 14 min read

Serverless Storage Redux

In previous posts you can read about uploading and download a file with IBM Cloud Functions. In those posts I use an SDK. This time we look at the REST API.

Feb 6, 2019 • 13 min read

Serverless Download from Object Storage

In a previous post, I walked through how to upload a file to an IBM Cloud Function. In this post, we will get it back out, and download it to an HTTP client.

Jan 30, 2019 • 9 min read

Serverless Upload to Object Storage

Uploading a file to an IBM Cloud Function takes some consideration. In this post we combine IBM Cloud Object Storage with Web Actions for robust storage.

Jan 23, 2019 • 15 min read

What I Install

I have been a Mac user for some time, and really committed to the platform with the release of Mac OS X. Here is what I installed, when I moved to Mojave.

Dec 19, 2018 • 5 min read

Transferable ImageData

When passed as a transferable object (versus structured clone), the reference to the place in memory where the object resides is being handed off.

Oct 31, 2018 • 6 min read

Image Processing in a Web Worker

Web Workers give us a separate thread but they come with a trade-off - no access to the DOM. In the case of image processing however, this does not matter.

Oct 23, 2018 • 15 min read