Resume Driven Development

Resume Driven Development

Agile. Scrum. Waterfall. Test-Driven Development. Extreme Programming. All methodologies for making software that actually work. Some debatably better than others. There is one development methodology that is guaranteed to fail, and cost you dearly in the process:...
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....