The “I’m Not Technical” Cop Out

The “I’m Not Technical” Cop Out

There’s something I’ve been observing recently about my job that’s really been puzzling me lately. Maybe puzzling is a little bit too weak. More like disturbing. I work as a software developer for a software as a service company. It’s basically their primary bread and...
The 99 Cent App Problem

The 99 Cent App Problem

“TANSTAFL – There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch” – Robert Heinlein’s “The Moon is a Harsh Mistress” Whenever I get in the mood to purchase new apps for my iPhone, I usually like to read the user reviews first, to get an idea of what other people...
My Ideal Work Computer

My Ideal Work Computer

If it didn’t look kind of weird and creepy as a man in his mid forties, to head down to my local shopping mall during Christmas and sit on mall Santa’s lap to ask what I wanted for Christmas, you know what I would ask old St. Nick? A mobile computer. Yes, I know, I...
My ReactJS Thoughts

My ReactJS Thoughts

One of the pleasures of being a professional software developer is the never ending learning of new technologies and concepts. The software development landscape is truly moving at a breakneck pace. When I first began my professional software developer career, it...
The Power of the Tech Stack Ecosystem

The Power of the Tech Stack Ecosystem

There’s an old proverb that states “necessity is the mother of invention”. It basically means that people can often come up with inventive ideas born out of some sort of difficulty or pain point. The CEO of Netflix was famously quoted as saying his...
Said Every Developer Ever…

Said Every Developer Ever…

There’s a little joke that’s common to probably every software programmer on the planet. It boils down to the idea that the only GOOD code that exists is the code a programmer writes for himself. I’m just making an educated guess here, but I’m...