Looking Back and Looking Ahead

As we were looking back over the blog’s 2012 stats, I was struck (and humbled, honestly) at how many visitors we’ve received and the attention certain posts had garnered. Our five most popular posts in 2012 were: Ganz’s ClickOnce Publish and Deploy...

Our Goals

When our summer interns started, I sat down with them to cover the nitty gritty details of what, why and how we do things at Don’t Panic Labs. I broke it down into three categories: our goals, what we value and what we expect. In what I envision as a series of...

The Upside of Being Thrown Into the Fire

During a recent one-on-one session, I had a discussion with one of our engineers about her role as “build master” for one of our companies. In this role, she was responsible for building the initial project architecture, and setting up and managing most of...

The Voodoo We Do

“Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.” Albert Einstein In the world of software development, there are always religious arguments being made as to which method is best. Most people agree that Agile-based methods are the most appropriate...

Of Internships and New Grads

Internships are new to us. In fact, hiring people straight out of college is new to us. Historically, we have built our teams by hiring experienced (or relatively experienced) people often via word of mouth recommendations. We have always been quite protective of our...