Retention vs Recruiting – In Tech

The Code Monkey

Retaining good talent seems to be less of a concern than recruiting. I know of recruiting firms that are going to be upset by this post, but let’s review a recent post on BusinessInsider about time at a tech company (article here). All but FaceBook are under 2 years and that is barely over 2Read More

Practice, Resting, and Balance

I’m coming to the end of my 30 day challenge of creating websites and daily practice takes time. The goal of this challenge was not to create the most stunning, mind blowing websites, but to get in the habit of creating something everyday, even if it is just a placeholder. That reminder helps me rememberRead More

5 steps to get started…

I was going to specify this as “5 steps to get started as a developer”, but as I thought about this, it is much more than that. It is really how to get started at anything. Of course, I’m going to focus on the development steps, ACTUAL steps, not theory. This post may be aRead More

My 30 day challenge and what I’ve learned

Day 15 of 30 sites in 30 days challenge I am on day 15 of a 30 day challenge, you can see my initial post here and I have already learned quite a bit about myself, my process, and what I enjoy doing. I know it sounds crazy, that I’m doing a 30 day challengeRead More

30 day challenge – 30 sites in 30 days

Creating 30 sites in 30 days seems like a daunting task, and for the record it is. However, you will learn a lot about yourself and maybe a little about coding as you proceed through this challenge.  You can signup for it here: http://codelegy.com/30days30sites/ and it is free and I’m not hosting, maintaining, or have anythingRead More

Creating a new project

Mount Ranier

What is your new project? How is it helping others? What are you trying to solve? Let’s help our children learn about the real world, not shelter them with technology.

Everyone has the same fear

The Code Monkey

I am a software developer with over 20 years of experience, so you would think that I have a certain level of confidence in what I do. I don’t. I have a confidence in not what I know, not what I have done, but that I can figure things out. I am a problem solver,Read More

Agile is Dead

Agile

Agile is Dead – But Development Lives ON! Let me start by saying, Yes, I signed the Agile Manifesto back in 2012. And for those who don’t know, here is what it states: We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work we have comeRead More

Keeping up with technology

The Code Monkey

As developers, part of our job is to keep up with technology. It is not an easy task with new frameworks coming out every month, new versions of existing frameworks almost daily in some cases. It seems that it is an unsurmountable task. I have a very simple tip that helps.  Stop Doing IT! YouRead More

Do open-office environments really work?

open-office

open-office environments prevent people from focusing, puts them under constant scrutiny, and hurts innovation and productivity.