Why Every Software Developer Should Work On A Team

27. July 2011 Uncategorized 0
“Nate, we won’t be having your code review this morning.” “Oh.  Is someone out?” “No, there’s a problem with your code” With that, Roger handed me a few sheets of paper that had a lot of red ink all over them.  I had been out of college about 14 or 15 months, and had joined ...

Why Every Software Developer Should Work Solo

25. July 2011 Uncategorized 0
“Won’t you be bored?” asked Kevin. He couldn’t believe that I’d be leaving a team of 15-20 engineers developing software for Caterpillar’s equipment to writing a quoting application of a manufacturer in Omaha.  Not only that, but I’d basically be by myself.  The only one working on the app, and one of 3 developers (the ...

What is a Software Engineer — Writes code

23. July 2011 Uncategorized 0
We expect a lot when we interview people for open developer positions.  We want to find someone who is interested in coding, constantly learning and reasonably up-to-date on technology.  However, we also know that interviews are a stressful experience, and developers aren’t always the most sociable people.  As a result we try to ease into our ...

What is a Software Engineer — Solves problems

22. July 2011 Uncategorized 0
As I was walking down the hall, I heard “Hey Nate!  Come in here!” I walk into my coworkers office and he asks “Do you  have any idea how to open a FoxPro database?” “Did you look for a FoxPro viewer online?” “Yeah, I can’t find one.  Any idea how we could crack it?” “What ...

What is a Software Engineer

17. July 2011 Uncategorized 0
Over the past few months, I’ve been having an on-going conversation with a coworker about what makes someone a good software engineer.  What actually prompted the conversation was the mix of backgrounds that other members of our team have. We have developers with computer science degrees, electrical engineering degrees, no degrees, and probably a few ...