On Leaving the Best Job You Ever Had

On Leaving the Best Job You Ever Had

I don’t like to use the word “quit.” It makes it sound like you’re giving up, that you are leaving things incomplete. I write that because I am leaving Don’t Panic Labs; I’m leaving the best job I’ve ever had. This was the plan all along I suppose. During one of my first staff meetings […]

Our Sources

Our Sources

At Don’t Panic Labs, we have a pretty well thought out philosophy of software development. Philosophy is the combination of two Greek words philo (or “lover”) and sophia (or “wisdom”). So philosophy could be considered “love of wisdom.” Software development is what we do every day. We want to be wise software developers. We didn’t […]

Top 10 Quotes to Use in Meetings

Top 10 Quotes to Use in Meetings

#10 – “You’ll thank me later.” You can never go wrong quoting Monk.   #9 – “Plans are worthless, planning is essential.” This famous quote from Dwight Eisenhower is often useful when discussing plans. It gets to the heart that of planning, that the plan isn’t the important outcome, it is the planning.   #8 […]

Blog Posts for a Year

Blog Posts for a Year

I have officially written one blog post per week for one year! I started this endeavor on August 1, 2017 with the post, PHP Through the Eyes of a .NET Engineer. During that time, I have written many blog posts in a single week, then sometimes take a week or two off. I have also […]

Our Top Posts of 2017

Our Top Posts of 2017

The end of the year is a few days away and I don’t think I’m alone when I say that this year flew by pretty darn quick. It’s also time for another end-of-year “Top 10” list. I am again blown away by how this team does such a fantastic job in sharing what they’re learning […]

Agile Is Not A Silver Bullet, Part 1

Agile Is Not A Silver Bullet, Part 1

Hopefully this headline got your attention. I considered trying to come up with a hashtag like #NoTDD or #NoEstimates that seem to be popular these days. I opted for a (hopefully) catchy title instead. The purpose of this post is not to bash agile methods or to somehow suggest that we should not be following […]