Every now and then in this profession it is necessary to take
a step back, reassess the situation and realise that what you are
doing, what you...
2 replies - 6224 views - 08/29/12 by Dan Dyer in Articles
One of challenges that I’ve seen people facing while executing
projects is that they often end up having people in their team (many a
times screened by...
10 replies - 6539 views - 08/28/12 by Punit Ganshani in Articles
After a few ‘Questions Candidates Ask In Interviews’ themed articles
appeared in my Twitter stream, I was reminded of an article I wrote two
0 replies - 2914 views - 08/27/12 by Dave Fecak in Articles
The ability to quickly and accurately rate the ability of software
engineers after reading a résumé and conducting a relatively brief
2 replies - 4342 views - 08/26/12 by Dave Fecak in Articles
This blog article is about innovation and creativity - what they are and
how it can be applied at work and in personal life. The article also...
0 replies - 3221 views - 08/25/12 by Nishant Chandra in Articles
Posted on April 17, 2012
Over the past few months I have had some exchanges with small
company executives and hiring managers...
0 replies - 2944 views - 08/21/12 by Dave Fecak in Articles
Steve Yegge has a couple of posts (here and here) expounding a new theory of thinking about software engineering. As he says,
1) Software engineering has its...
0 replies - 6065 views - 08/21/12 by Krishna Kumar in Articles
One of the top stories
on Hacker news this morning had to do with someone getting feedback on his idea to
rent world-class programmers for $2,000 per...
2 replies - 7142 views - 08/20/12 by Larry White in Articles
Let’s start with a brief exercise.
First, name three companies in your area that you have heard negative details about from other software engineers
0 replies - 1375 views - 08/19/12 by Dave Fecak in Articles
Posted on June 20, 2012
Over the course of my career I have scheduled thousands of software
engineering interviews with hundreds...
1 replies - 2863 views - 08/16/12 by Dave Fecak in Articles
The decision to become an independent consultant in the software
world is not something to be taken lightly. Although the work you will
be doing on the...
0 replies - 2113 views - 08/15/12 by Dave Fecak in Articles
A small wave of excitement was on twitter last month about employee benefits. Specifically, FullContact announced Paid Paid vacation. Essentially, not only do...
0 replies - 6642 views - 08/12/12 by Eric Daugherty in Articles
Software engineering as a profession is fun. The role shift from a software engineer to a people manager in quite common place in Indian IT industry....
0 replies - 2597 views - 08/12/12 by Nishant Chandra in Articles
I attended (one way or another) two events last week that got me thinking
The first was Girl Developers will Save the World - a session that...
0 replies - 2646 views - 08/09/12 by Trisha Gee 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 - 19171 views - 08/09/12 by Anders Abel in Articles
Michael O. Church recently wrote a thought provoking blog post, “Don’t Waste Your Time in Crappy Startup Jobs“,
and the author clearly put a lot of...
0 replies - 2069 views - 08/08/12 by Dave Fecak in Articles
The patent system has gone bonkers the past few years. For proof, look no further than this wonderful gem:
A method of swing on a swing is disclosed, in which...
1 replies - 7241 views - 08/07/12 by Swizec Teller in Articles
If you're at a loose end for two months, you could do worse than spend the time hacking on a tropical island. An event named "Come Hack With US"...
1 replies - 2706 views - 07/30/12 by James Sugrue in Articles
Just to be clear, I didn’t actually attend QCon New York
this year. But after the experience of attending QCon San Francisco in
2010, I never forget the...
0 replies - 7195 views - 07/27/12 by Dennis Doomen in Articles
Experimentation. It certainly provides value, but must be watched
closely. Constantly trying new ideas and never landing on a consistent
0 replies - 2311 views - 07/24/12 by Jacob Orshalick in Articles