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 […]
From STUPID to SOLID Code William Durand: From STUPID to SOLID Code
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.
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 […]
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 […]
According to this recent article (Canadian HR Reporter), the high starting salaries are still in fields related to software and other fields of engineering. The careers with the highest starting […]
It is a thrill and an honor to have an article published in a journal, especially Software Developer’s Journal. This is the second time I have had such an honor. […]
I recently started a new position with a new employer, and in so doing I went from being the token goto guy for everything software development related to working with […]
I wrote before about unit tests and one benefit being increased developer confidence. On the flip-side of this, unit tests can lead to developer overconfidence. There is no perfect replacement […]
The Evolution of the Computer Science Degree – Input Output.
I heard the term “Bikeshed Conversation” the other day and had to Google it… Coding Horror: Procrastination and the Bikeshed Effect.
JavaWorld.com: Scala for 2012? Deciding Whether to Invest In a Programming Language
I’m reading a book right now titled The Clean Coder. Here’s a quote from chapter 1: Your career is your responsibility. It is not your employer’s responsibility to make sure […]
Here’s a good question/answer that I came across today over at Stackoverflow. The answer is that it NOT a good idea to set a collection inside of a getter or […]
A friend was showing me Trello. Looks really cool.
I’ve started a Wikibook, and I welcome any contributors: CI for Software Medical Devices. [Wikibooks]
I am pleased to see that people are already working on Ruby Gems for DICOM. Makes me want to make a simple DICOM viewer (in all of my “spare time”). […]
Build Script Creation Ant should automatically determine which files will be affected by the next build. Programmers should not have to figure this out manually. While we will use an […]
When writing software for medical purposes, that software may or may not be subject to FDA scrutiny. We may or may not be required to submit for a 510k. What […]
A brief article over at Medical Electronics Design Magazine points out that doctors, while they are loving iPads, have yet to fully embrace them for use with electronic health record […]
I’ve worked in a few environments where IT/IS maintains very strict control over what software is installed on employee computers. As a developer this can be a real annoyance, especially […]
Big cable-backed broadband bill soars through NC House, one step closer to stifling ISP competition — Engadget.
The CEO of Expensify wrote a post on the company’s blog about why he considers .NET experience on a resume to be a general liability. Wow. I can’t say that […]
Last night I finally made it to a Ruby Hack Night in Raleigh… And it was good. Being a “techie” the single MOST important thing we can do for our […]
I posted this issue to the Redmine group. It seems that Redmine doesn’t play nice with Oracle without some enhancements. This one relates to the nasty 30-character limit on Oracle […]
Riding Rails: DoS Vulnerability in Ruby.
This helped me…
Will we ever be past the point where management, in an almost predictable manner, rejects open source solutions on the basis of “lacking support?” Just the other day a friend […]
Scott Sanders :: blog :: Move a Subversion repository from one machine to another.