Mike Kasberg

is a Software Developer at Zen Planner where he develops web applications with Java, Spring Boot, SQL, and javascript. He is also an experienced Android developer.


25 Apr 2018 · 6 Questions to Ask When You Interview for a Software Development Position

Software Development

I recently completed a job search where I had the pleasure of interviewing at several companies. Throughout the process, I developed and refined a list of questions to ask the companies I interviewed with.

I’ve also spent a lot of...

24 Apr 2018 · My Favorite Windows Software

Thoughts & Ideas

I recently had to reinstall Windows on one of my personal computers. Although I hardly ever use Windows anymore, I keep it around in case I need to run some software that isn’t compatible with Linux (my primary OS).


02 Mar 2018 · Why Are My Tests Failing?

Software Development

Have you ever tried to diagnose a test failure and had no idea what’s broken? Maybe you were looking at something like this:

Failed asserting that false is true.

Or, equally as bad:

java.lang.AssertionError at …

These are pretty bad...


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ConfessIt is an app for Catholics. It has 4.5 stars in the Google Play App Store after more than 550 reviews and 28,000 downloads.

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Count the Dots

Count the Dots is a surprisingly challenging and addictive game based on Subitizing.


I'm a Software Developer at Zen Planner where develop web applications using Java, Spring Boot, SQL, and Javascript. I'm also an experienced Android developer. In my increasingly scarce free time, I develop websites and Android apps. My most recent app is Count the Dots, a game that's based on subitizing. I also maintain ConfessIt, an app for Catholics, with a 4.5 star rating after more than 550 reviews and 28,000 downloads.

I graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Colorado School of Mines with a degree in computational and applied mathematics; I subsequently completed a Master's of Education at the University of Denver as part of the Denver Teacher Residency. After a short stint of full-time teaching, I returned to the field of software engineering at SpotX, where I worked for 3 years before joining Zen Planner.