Wake Forest: Public Meeting Sheds Light on ‘Fiber to the Forest’ Pre-registration Hopefully many people show interest and this can actually happen soon.
Swift – Not really new news by now, but I’m looking forward to having some time to tinker with it. Chordify – Give it an mp3 or URL, see chords, […]
Not long ago I found myself working alongside a brilliant college dropout–A young junior programmer who was just plain gifted when it came to software development. I was very surprised […]
We all know that software defects are pretty much inevitable. (Right?) A bad developer may produce a fraction as many defects of a great developer. I’m guessing Linux Torvalds has […]
I’m in an environment where whenever I ssh to a machine I have a different username than that of my main machine. For example, the username on my desktop of […]
I’ve seen a few good posts and articles that make attempts to explain to young ladies—teens and preteens—the consequences of their posts online. Many of these are very good, with […]
As much as I love Linux (Fedora is my distro of choice), I remain frustrated that no company–at least none that I know of–is doing much to really compete with […]
Originally posted on change it up editing:
I recently completed line editing a dystopian novel. After going through my edits, the author wrote to me with several questions, prefacing them…
What’s a Real-Live Author? I suppose many of us, even those of us who fancy ourselves wannabe writers, tend to think of authors as the people with books that are […]
This is kind of fun… In a very software nerd way. StackExchange: Programming Puzzles and Code Golf
I’ve heard about new math for a long time now, but only recently have I been impacted by it. This evening I was attempting to help my daughter with division […]
(Right-Sizing Tickets) Spoiler alert: I’m going to tell you right up front what my conclusion is: Tickets should be large in scope. Also, tickets should be medium in scope. Finally, […]
I just submitted my next article to SDJ. This one is tentatively titled WordPress From Scratch, and it is quite large. Look for it in the next issue! Software Developer’s […]
If you, like me, rely on tab completion at the command line in Linux or MacOS to help find things for you, it can be annoying when it doesn’t. If […]
From STUPID to SOLID Code William Durand: From STUPID to SOLID Code
This is going to be a tough question, and I suspect many won’t like the anwer. Are you working yourself out of a career? If this question confuses you, chances […]
Speaking of the “Ninja Programmer” silliness, I stumbled about this ad today. Ug. If you’re company is looking for a “Rock Star Programmer,” you may be misunderstanding a great deal.
I stumbled upon these videos from “Numberphile” on Youtube. I’ve never been much of a math geek, but these videos are really interesting.
Since SDJ tweeted it today, I suppose it’s okay to announce… I’m pretty excited to have a regular column appearing in Software Developer’s Journal. My first column will contain an […]
I don’t like to just post links to another blog or article. Anyone can do that, and there are far too many blogs out there that create no original content. […]
Look at this beauty! This is a clear case of “They don’t make ‘em like they used to.” I found it laying around the office one day–free for the pickin’! […]
Many of us have seen them: The job posts claiming to be seeking a “Ninja Programmer.” I presume that these are companies that are: Looking for a well-versed candidate with […]
The other day I had an epiphany. Okay, epiphany may be a bit of a strong word for this little discovery, but I did suddenly realize why I often get […]
I have an idea for an article, but I’m not entirely sure how to approach. It’s a subject that I believe some have written about, but as a male, it […]
When Thomas Jefferson wrote “…all men are created equal,” was he deliberately excluding women? Of course he wasn’t! In his time, ‘men’ was a gender neutral and acceptable reference to […]
Assertion #1: You may not like me. (Not immediately.) My Fellow Software Developers, Architects, Designers, Engineers, Leaders, Quality Assurance Analysts… Whatever your job title (and whatever your real role, as […]
As a group, we’re out of shape. I’m working on an article on this subject, but I want to do so in a motivational way, not with a lecturing or […]
Happy Independence Day! I’ll be celebrating by eating too much, watching fireworks, and staying up late to work on a new article for SDJ!
RTP is cool and all, but, honestly, there’s lots of space around here, and we don’t all need to be driving the same direction. I’d love to see more companies […]