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 - 6752 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 - 3601 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 - 122398 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 - 8273 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 - 4275 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 - 5268 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
8 replies - 24915 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 - 6670 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 - 10767 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 - 20665 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 - 8637 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 - 7680 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 - 7648 views - 02/22/12 by A. Jesse Jiryu Davis in Articles
In the past many people could come up with easy excuses for not learning a skill. College, after all, is quite expensive! Time consuming! I’ve even heard...
2 replies - 13603 views - 02/17/12 by James Carr in Articles
Recently, I found myself in a
position I hadn’t experienced in about 15 years – I became a full-time job
seeker. I’ll spare you the details of how I...
0 replies - 3471 views - 02/15/12 by Nick Maiorano in Articles
The Boy Scouts have a rule: “Always leave the campground
cleaner than you found it.” If you find a mess on the ground, you clean
it up regardless of...
2 replies - 5729 views - 01/22/12 by Swizec Teller in Articles
For example, Travis Griggs' blog post explains some of the best OOP advice he ever received.What is the best piece of advice anyone ever gave you, and why it...
23 replies - 24130 views - 01/18/12 by John Esposito in Articles
A skill that emerges naturally for managers after conducting a
relatively small number of recruiting efforts is the ability to
6 replies - 29041 views - 01/08/12 by John Fuex in Articles
Many people talk about the things a software engineer needs to know
in order to be successful in their job. Other people talk about the
traits needed to be...
1 replies - 10119 views - 11/20/11 by Robert Diana in Articles
A year ago, to the day, I was sitting in Om Malik‘s office in San Francisco. We were discussing a possible writeup about Preona/LazyReadr on...
2 replies - 3766 views - 10/29/11 by Swizec Teller in Articles