Whatever Bill Has…The Results

Whatever Bill Has…The Results

Last week we launched the “Whatever Bill Has” app, which I built as a demonstration of Azure Functions. This app is basically Build-A-Bear, but with Bill Udell. Users had eight possible options: four shirts and two pants. Bill was gracious enough to provide us with...
Whatever Bill Has

Whatever Bill Has

Those of us who are engineers know we aren’t looked up to for our fashion sense. We tend to be t-shirt and jeans people, or sometimes t-shirt and sweatpants people. Now this isn’t a sign of anything wrong, but I often feel engineers are just focusing a little too much...
Agile Is Not A Silver Bullet, Part 2

Agile Is Not A Silver Bullet, Part 2

In my first post, I wrote about the responsibilities, goals, and struggles that development teams are facing today. In this post, I am covering our experiences and how we must take a bigger picture look at how we’re working in a world of constantly changing...
Don’t Design the Database First

Don’t Design the Database First

Build bottom-up right? Start with the database schema, then models, then the UI, then ship it, right? Well, I think the majority of new projects would benefit from not focusing on the database until much later. Why not focus on the database from the start? Managing...