Software Development over 40

Where did all the developers over 40 go? How do I improve my career if I don’t like management? How do I break into management? I begin to answer these questions from my own experience and I hope this helps you reach your next level.

Solving the problem

Solving “the” problem is never easy, mainly because no one knows what the problem is. I think there are several problems that are happening in Corporate America right now, and several that are happening across the nation also. Now, let’s start with the easily identified problem, lack of financial awareness.  There are companies that spendRead More

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: 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