Top 10 Things Overheard in a Development Shop

Top 10 Things Overheard in a Development Shop

#10 – “It’s not really the best, but…” This is often heard when developers don’t come up with the best solution and have to compromise to something that isn’t quite wonderful.   #9 – “What do the logs say?” When problems occur, the first place to look is usually the...
Top Ten Software Villains

Top Ten Software Villains

This afternoon, Doug Durham presented the afternoon keynote at the 2018 Heartland Developers Conference. In his presentation, entitled “Be the Hero – Stop Being the Development Villain”, talks about the ways we as developers can sometimes be the villain and contribute...
Design – Executive Summary

Design – Executive Summary

The pull to start writing code is strong when building a new system. It feels urgent, but it isn’t the most important thing you should be doing… When people think of software development they often think of a programmer typing 0s and 1s into a green screen all alone...
Automated Testing – Executive Summary

Automated Testing – Executive Summary

Automated testing is something developers talk a lot about. But what is automated testing, and why is it important? Unit testing usually means testing a piece of software in isolation, away from the rest of the code base. Sometimes this entire topic falls under the...