I realized today that I’m #152 on a list of the top blogs for developers. Jurgen Appelo (NOOP.NL) has been compiling lists like these for a bit now and this humble little effort manages to do pretty well. Jurgen himself has made a great effort to put out quality content on a regular basis with [...]
I’m now part of 11.5% of all California workers looking for work. My organization decided strategically that they didn’t want to do in-house development, hence they didn’t need a development manager. I just wish I had gotten a longer chance to show the significant quality and cost benefits of maintaining a development team in-house.
I’ve heard about git and decentralized version control systems like Mercurial for a few years. Conceptually it sounded interesting, but not compelling. Over the years I’ve used the following version control systems:
No version control – a very early web startup around 1994. I was blissfully unaware of version control at this point. VSS [...]
As a development manager I relished reading Martin Fowler’s description of values at ThoughtWorks:
Leveraging bright people over Making the most of moderate people Flexible career paths over Well-defined roles Delivering business value over Leading edge research Learning new technologies over Mastering established technologies Solving difficult problems over Increasing market share Learning from mistakes [...]