For nearly 7 years, I've worked at 3 big software companies - all of them
with tens of thousands of employees. I also had 5+ years working in
0 replies - 6281 views - 08/14/12 by Rodrigo De Castro in Articles
If some programmers really are 10 times more productive, how come that the 1x programmers get hired and manage to keep the jobs?
I recently read...
8 replies - 15320 views - 08/09/12 by Anders Abel in Articles
After reading the tremendous response to Why You Didn’t Get the Job
(a sincere thanks to those that read and shared the post) I realized
that many of the...
0 replies - 6009 views - 08/06/12 by Dave Fecak in Articles
I’m not sure how many of you know but for the past 10 days I have
been fasting. Fasting you say? No, I am not protesting the demolition of
0 replies - 3272 views - 08/04/12 by Mahdi Yusuf in Articles
An experienced project manager I used to work with claimed that he
took the programmers’ time estimates, multiplied by pi and converted to
the next time...
13 replies - 109614 views - 08/01/12 by Anders Abel in Articles
Recently I have been reading some popular and interesting social
psychology books. The contents are based on empirical evidence and
0 replies - 6538 views - 07/23/12 by Nirav Assar in Articles
In 2004 I was working at nelnet -
for one of the best bosses I've ever had. I was the lone developer
working on NextGen projects, our customers were happy,...
1 replies - 3925 views - 06/11/12 by Jay Fields in Articles
This is the wrong way to go about product focus:
I’d rather use a service that has a strong, single-minded
vision, even if some of the decisions aren’t...
1 replies - 4725 views - 06/10/12 by Krishna Kumar in Articles
Just a few months back, I resigned my position as senior software engineer and
technical lead for a middleware services group at Wells Fargo. The job
7 replies - 21157 views - 05/23/12 by Christian Posta in Articles
Alan Kay speculates in this talk
that 99% or even 99.9% of the effort that goes into creating a large
software system is not productive. Even if the ratio...
2 replies - 6203 views - 04/25/12 by John Cook in Articles
So we've all read posts like these probably a million times. These are the things that I have
found helped me. You may find variations on the theme but I...
2 replies - 9367 views - 04/25/12 by Douglas Rathbone in Articles
Today, software developers are faced with a great abundance of
options when choosing how to design and implement systems. We are
constantly bombarded with...
5 replies - 18635 views - 04/23/12 by Carey Flichel in Articles
A while back, I read a post by Rob Conery
in which he discussed both his thoughts on developer productivity in
relation to the creation of a new...
0 replies - 7884 views - 04/16/12 by Douglas Rathbone in Articles
I hear this all the time:
“I could get that done in a few hours, easy”
“I could whip that up in 2 seconds”
So what? Instead of bragging about how...
1 replies - 7141 views - 03/05/12 by Aaron Nichols in Articles
I went to a career fair at Big Ivy University recently, and talked
to fifty or so computer science undergrads who were looking for
0 replies - 6766 views - 02/22/12 by A. Jesse Jiryu Davis in Articles