We’re very lucky

29. June 2010 Uncategorized 0
I recently completed the process of looking for a new job.  I’ve got a couple weeks until I start my new venture, but at least the job search process is over.  As I thought about this new opportunity over the weekend, I was struck with something: software developers (and related fields) are very lucky. I’m ...

Know your customer and your goal

04. June 2010 Uncategorized 0
Writing software is so much more than writing code, at least if you’re on a small team. When I graduated college, I quickly realized that I was not good at hardware design.  I didn’t care about tweaking transistors for that last little bit of gain, and in fact wasn’t really sure the the right way ...

The question seldom asked

22. February 2010 Uncategorized 0
In my years of development, I’ve moved from a more “code monkey” position to one with more responsibilities.  When I first got in the game of professional development, I didn’t know coding styles or best practices etc.  I was a low level guy on a big team.  I was told to add functionality to our ...