22 Jun 2022
Most clients I work with are always interested in the next product or feature. So much so that they don’t often look at if the product should exist or not. I’ve gone through killing two products recently, and I wanted to share that experience.
15 Jun 2021
When you have a high-stakes project, how do you know people are just talking about software performance vs taking action? I share a way to use your use-cases to get started setting performance targets early.
15 Feb 2021
Often I wind up working with teams and managers who want to know more about how to get started with automated testing or realize their efforts are backfiring. For the last of those cases, it is almost always because they adopted the ice-cream anti-pattern of testing, but I teach two techniques that help them get back on track.
29 Jan 2021
I’ve been in this software game for over a decade now, and yep, still learning. Admittedly I haven’t had to put too much effort into learning new things as the years go on, but I decided to challenge myself by learning something where I have few previous patterns to leverage. I’m going to try and learn Clojure, which is a LISP, and breaks from most things I’m comfortable with.
21 Jan 2021
Many people know of things like SOLID, KISS, or DRY as guiding principles for good software, but my favorite is, “Tell, don’t ask.”
12 Jan 2021
Parler had a fascinating history full of security vulnerabilities, rapid scale, and an even more rapid shutdown. In some regards, it’s like the story of Icarus, who failed to heed good advice and fell to his death. People’s reactions to Parler’s shutdown will vary, but a rare take I will explore here is: What if it could happen to us?