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.


24 Feb 2019 · Why Short Feedback Cycles Lead to Great Software

Software Development

I think most software developers love short feedback cycles, whether they realize it or not. And it makes sense! Really short feedback cycles are one of the first things most developers experience when they write their first “Hello, world!” program….

13 Jan 2019 · 5 Tech Talks Every Web Developer Should Watch

Software Development

I enjoy listening to tech talks from expert software engineers. When you listen to a good tech talk, you’re given the opportunity to learn from someone else’s experiences, and this is really valuable in such a fast-moving industry. A lot…

20 Nov 2018 · KeePass vs Bitwarden: A Comparison of Free Password Managers

Thoughts & Ideas

It’s been nearly 2 years since I originally wrote about How I Manage Passwords with KeePass. That blog entry was inspired by Troy Hunt’s post, “The only secure password is one you can’t remember”. Using KeePass has been a wonderful…


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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.