Michael Whatcott

...upon these I write the things of my soul, and many of the scriptures...For my soul delighteth in the scriptures, and my heart pondereth them, and writeth them for the learning and the profit of my children. (2 Nephi 4:15)

Be strong, and of a good courage... 2020-02-01

"What is to be done?" 2020-01-21
"...if any person needed wisdom from God, I did; for how to act I did not know..."

When the going gets tough... 2020-01-19
...the tough turn to the scriptures.

Composition: The Lost is Found 2020-01-01
for SATB Chorus and Piano, by Michael and Jenny Whatcott

Assignmnents and Ifs 2019-11-30
Should assignment statements be inlined into if statements by default?

Discipine => Traction 2019-10-29
The counterintuitive constraints of discipline provide empowering traction!

Reciever Names in Go 2019-10-28
Commentary on the 'Receiver Names' section of 'Code Review Comments'. You may not like it.

According to Our Infirmities 2019-08-11
Part of Jesus' amazing grace is the merciful truth that he suffered through the very infirmities he gave to us.

The Physical Body 2019-08-08
Heavenly Father's Amazing Gift

Church Music 2019-07-01
Comprehensive indices of my church music compositions and collaborations.

Hymn: The Atonement of Christ 2019-06-23
by Dirk and Michael Whatcott

Hymn: On This the Sabbath Of Our Lord 2019-06-16
by Jenny Whatcott and Michael Whatcott

Hymn: We Worship God 2019-06-13
by Dirk Whatcott and Michael Whatcott

Hymn: In Temples 2019-06-01
by Joyce Holladay Glenn and Michael Whatcott

Song: I Can Have Joy 2019-05-31
by Jenny and Michael Whatcott

Hymn #10 2019-05-12

Nephi's wife 2019-04-04
Who saved his life on at least one occasion.

More Sister Scriptures 2019-04-01
The scriptures are consistent and self-fulfilling.

Hymn #9 2019-03-30

Moving in his Majesty and Power 2019-02-24
The creations and servants of God allow us to see him moving in his majesty and power.

Hymn #8 2019-02-10

Hymn: The Redemption of Zion 2019-01-20
by Dirk and Michael Whatcott

Hymn: As Saints We Gather 2019-01-09
by Jana Amundson and Michael Whatcott

Hymn #7 2019-01-06

Hymn: Come Unto Christ 2018-11-12
by Bryan and Jana Amundson and Michael Whatcott

Hymn #6 2018-10-30

Prophetic Promises 2018-10-16
From October 2018 General Conference

Song: The Gathering of Israel 2018-09-21
by Michael Whatcott

If this, then that... 2018-09-20
The scriptures are full of conditional logic.

Hymn: Sufficient Yet My Grace Shall Be 2018-09-17
by Michael Whatcott

Hymn: Preach My Gospel 2018-09-10
by Dirk Whatcott and Michael Whatcott

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 2018-08-19

Hymn: Remember Me 2018-08-16
by Bryan Amundson and Michael Whatcott

Hymn #5 2018-08-16

Hymn: The Lost is Found 2018-07-30
by Michael and Jenny Whatcott

Hymn: The Glory Of God 2018-07-29
by Michael and Dirk Whatcott

Footnote Expansion - "With One Accord", by Sis. Reyna I. Aburto 2018-07-28

Hymn #4 2018-07-22

Hymn #3 2018-07-08

Hymn #2 2018-06-25

Hymn #1 2018-06-19

Call for Collaborators: New Hymns and Primary Songs 2018-06-18
Have you ever wanted to team up with a composer to write a hymn or primary song? Now's your chance!

The Clean Coder 2018-01-04
Thank you "Uncle Bob" Martin!

What's your next step? 2017-10-08
Why not let the Master Teacher show you?

Almost 10 Years since "Teach Yourself to Program in Ten Years" and counting... 2017-09-26
Thank you Peter Norvig!

Sister Scriptures 2017-09-03
Selected references bear striking resemblance to one another.

1 Tomato, 2 Tomato, 3 Tomato, 4! 2017-08-15
How discipline with time management facilitates pair programming.

Great Expectations 2017-07-19
God has promised amazing blessings to those that meet his expectations.

A few of my favorite TLAs 2017-06-26
How GTD helped me learn a bit more about TDD.

The Power of Prayer 2016-12-14

All things shall work together for your good 2016-11-27

Happiness == Righeousness 2016-11-24

Your (home teaching) family 2016-09-19
The nature of home teaching asks us to open our hearts to people as if they are part of our extended family.

A "Divine Design" Document 2016-09-11
The Family: A Proclamation to the World

Angelic Zeal 2016-08-31
O, that I were an angel!

To honor and magnify the Priesthood 2016-05-15
What it means to me personally.

Jesus Christ - Related Study Help Entries 2015-12-11

Lehi's Vision of the Tree of Life 2015-10-16
(In a single verse)

Sustain the Prophet 2015-08-09
In both word and deed

The Sabbath is a Sign 2015-07-30
The Lord gave the Sabbath day as a 2-way sign between us and him.

Continuous [Spiritual] Integration 2015-06-10
Is there a test suite for our spirits?

The heart of the Shepherd 2015-05-11
To what lengths will the shepherd go for his sheep?

Nephi had charity for his people 2015-02-21
...and great faith in Christ that [he would] meet many souls spotless.

Embedding is beneficial 2015-02-18
...whereas an explicit interface keyword is harmful

Go code that stutters 2015-02-12
"You keep using that word...I don't think it means what you think it means..."

On the morrow 2015-01-13
...in the place where Jesus would show himself...

Personal Affirmations in the Scriptures 2015-01-06
Powerful positive statements that can help shape our thoughts and actions

The Main Thing 2014-12-30
...is to keep the Main Thing the Main Thing...

Jacob Marley's Regret 2014-12-08
"At this time of the rolling year I suffer most..."

"For the power is in us" 2014-12-01
A review of "Choices for a New Year"

Spiritual Health 2014-10-23
Our spirits, like our bodies must be cared for.

Let us be wise and look forward...for the peace of this people. 2014-09-29
Mosiah, the last Nephite King, made the world a better place for his children and his people.

Productivity 2014-09-15
What do the scriptures teach about personal productivity?

GTD: Mastering Workflow - Processing (as an algorithm) 2014-08-30
Surprisingly, this is even more helpful than the diagram.

Magnifying our calling 2014-07-23
What's an effective way to think about the word 'magnify'?

Extending Our Mortal Probation 2014-07-15
...is actually an attainable blessing, worth striving for.

Shameless and blameless 2014-07-02
Don't believe the voice that encourages you to hide.

Nephi would have had a great blog... 2014-06-11
"...upon these I write the things of my soul, and many of the scriptures...For my soul delighteth in the scriptures, and my heart pondereth them, and writeth them for the learning and the profit of my children." (2 Nephi 4:15)

Home Teaching Reporting 2014-05-29
(V)oluntary - (F)requent - (D)etailed

To hold the Priesthood is to repent 2014-05-18
Alma 13 isn't just about the Priesthood, it's about how Priesthood holders repent.

A continuum of spiritual growth 2014-04-14
Continuum: a sequence in which adjacent elements are imperceptibly different from each other, although the extremes are quite distinct.

Brvty 2014-03-28

Life is like a 3-act play 2014-03-23
Otherwise entitled: 'How can we explain stuff that seems unfair?'

A Firm Mind 2014-01-13

Talk - media and leisure 2014-01-07
Appropriate use of media and keeping leisure activities in proper perspective

Prospective Elder Course 2014-01-02

Choices for a New Year 2014-01-01
A handout provided by the Spring Creek 8th Ward

Faith-promoting Scriptures 2013-12-30
...and some memorization hints.

Jacob the poet-prophet 2013-12-30
A gifted writer, much of his writings are evocative in their imagery.

GoSublime + GoImports = :) 2013-12-25
Had enough? -- build failed: imported and not used: 'fmt' --

A few 'bits' of python 2013-06-13

pyspecs - Minimalistic BDD in Python 2012-05-31
pyspecs is a testing framework that strives to achieve more readable specifications (tests) by leveraging some fancy syntactic sugar and auto-discovery of tests/specifications (specs).