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This post is about dev manager mistakes. What are the most common ones, and what should they do instead?
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So far in the “Expert Beginner” series of posts, I’ve chronicled how Expert Beginners emerge and how they wind up infecting an entire software development group. Today I’d like to turn my attention to the rhetoric of this archetype in a software group already suffering from Expert Beginner-induced rot. In other words, I’m going to …
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The other day, I sat in on a meeting where a large-ish group was discussing “standards” for their particular area of software development. I have the word standards in quotes because, by design, there wasn’t a clear definition as to what sorts of standards they would be; it was an open-ended exercise. The standard could …
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In this post, I riff a bit on an article about CEO interview questions.
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In this post, I address a reader question related to unlimited PTO. This sounds great, but is it really?
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In this post, I explore the difference between the way humans and beasts tend to approach their work. Do you work like a human?
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In the last post, I talked about the language employed by Expert Beginners to retain their status at the top of a software development group. That post was a dive into the language mechanics of how Expert Beginners justify decisions that essentially stem from ignorance–and often laziness, to boot. They generally have titles like “Principal …
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Editorial Note: I originally wrote this post for the NDepend blog. Go check it out over there, if you’re so inclined. You’ll like the posts over there if you like static analysis and philosophical discussions of software design and architecture. Also, this week will probably consist mainly of cross posts as my wife and I …
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In a recent post, I talked about the importance of having Proto-Geeks in your software group rather than Loafers and the toxic impact of too many Loafers in the group. If you’ll recall, Proto-Geeks are automaters (in other words, developers) that are enthusiastic about new technologies, and Loafers are ones that don’t much care for …
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I’ve had trouble with the hosting of this site lately. As you may have noticed if you visit via the site instead of a feed reader, page load times had slowed to a crawl and sometimes the site was actually down. The hosting company, hostmonster, has provided me with good service over the last couple …
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Technology Progressives vs Conservatives Reconsidered When it comes to our relationship with technology, most people think in terms of the classic struggle between inventors that capture the imagination and laborers that don’t want to be imagination-captured right out of a steady paycheck. I think this is a rather obvious way to consider technology in our …
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I’ve been working lately on a project where I handle the build and deployment processes, as well as supply code reviews and sort of serve as the steward of the code base and the person most responsible for it. Not too long ago, a junior developer delivered some changes to the code right before I …
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