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 - 3523 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 - 119198 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 - 7858 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 - 4196 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 - 5153 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 - 24090 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 - 6557 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 - 10449 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 - 20108 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 - 8452 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 - 7547 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 - 7411 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 - 12785 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 - 3409 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 - 5498 views - 01/22/12 by Swizec Teller in Articles