Do open-office environments really work?


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

I’m a coder, not a devops guru!

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Congratulations! You landed your first development job. The first thing they want you to do is to set up a local environment, document how you did it, and try to write some automation scripts around that process so the next new hire can get started faster than you. Welcome to DevOps! Wait! I was hiredRead More

The Corporate Hustle

The Developer Game is hard, but the Corporate Game is something you are rarely taught. Let’s talk about how to win at the corporate hustle.

The Side Hustle Game

The side hustle game is something that I’ve never heard about even though I’ve been doing it for years. I am a full-time software developer of sorts. In addition to that, I have taught classes at night and weekends. I have created small side projects. I blog, mentor, and consult when I can. I haveRead More

Some ideas

I love to write, most people know that. I don’t really do video blogs or podcasts, but reading is a forgotten skill. Now I need to think of why I write.  I don’t write for money but I’d like that. I don’t write for influence or to get new followers. I write because I likeRead More

Meeting Rules – Why are we working so hard?

The more I think about the companies I have worked at and the primary problems that I have encountered are not the coding challenges, are not the project features, but the process of delivering anything. I have attended meetings to plan for the next meeting that will prep us to talk to client during theRead More

Continuous Integration and Deployment – But WHY?

I know that title probably got you here to start your rants on why it is amazing and best practices and… I get it. I know. Trust me, I am a HUGE fan of automation. If I have to do something more than two times, I want to spend more time to automate it. Let’sRead More

Angular 4 is out… but is it too late?

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Angular 4 came out yesterday and not too many people flinched, or even noticed. So many people got burned when AngularJs 1.x was completely broken if you went to Angular 2. I recently read an article about the naming of Angular and it was almost comical. I’ll summarize: For Angular 1.x, you should call thatRead More

The World of DevOps

The world of DevOps is often misunderstood, under appreciated, and the most needed skillset in the tech world today. Everyone is talking about how everyone should code, but if you read my previous posts, I don’t agree with that. Everyone should learn logic and problem-solving skills, but not everyone should code. However, I digress. 🙂Read More

The love of a dog

For those who don’t know, we had to let Charlie go this week.  His pancreas was failing, his abdomen was filling with fluid, and after a night in ICU, he was not getting better.  If you have followed our journey with Charlie, we got him shortly after we got married.  It started with a flightRead More