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Software Lasts WAY Longer than You Think

Software Lasts WAY Longer than You Think

Software lasts longer than you think. Way longer. I got a call a few weeks ago to see if I could update a program I wrote in Turbo C in 1989, when I was in high school. I re-implemented it in ZOC REXX* in 1994. The former client  wanted me to patch the program to...
Issues We Agree On

Issues We Agree On

It’s easy to forget in the heat of the moment that most of us have more in common that separating us. Here are a few issues that nearly everyone agrees on, except for a few well funded and organized interest groups. These are great issues to get involved in...
Now is a great time to be alive.

Now is a great time to be alive.

I’m thankful that I was born in the late 20th century, in a country where working in a factory pays well, farming isn’t done with slave labor, where wars are limited (unless you live where the war is) and I can speak my mind without fear of being locked...
Listen to your customers. Really.

Listen to your customers. Really.

If you build software, no matter if it’s embedded in a device, runs on the web as a service, or is installed on a device by a user, listening to your customers is underrated. If you listen to your customers, they will tell you exactly how to succeed. Yes,...