Niche Programming Languages

Niche Programming Languages

“What is the big deal about niche languages? I can do all of this with C/C++/C# and besides, most of the stuff being written with that niche language are CRUD apps…” — Anonymous Senior Developer Junior Dev: “Let’s write this new one-off thing with...
Let’s Not Use WordPress This Time

Let’s Not Use WordPress This Time

So, you need to make a new company website. You ask the team what to use, and get this: Everyone: let’s not use WordPress. The development team wants to use a static website builder and store content as markdown on Github. It will be superior in every way except...
New Developer Reading List

New Developer Reading List

I was aksed if I’d share my required reading list for new developers at PivotCX. It’s pretty short. The goal is simple: Have common language to describe problems and solutions. Understand common patterns in development Avoid re-inventing the wheel....
The Disability Box

The Disability Box

I grew up in a home where my dad had multiple sclerosis and went from playing football with me at age 6 to a full-time wheelchair 19 years later. Later in life, while serving in the US Navy, I ended up with a different disability that lasted about 14 years. So when I...