The Broken Record “We need better documentation.” “The documentation is lacking.” “Where is the documentation?” These statements are repeated in one form or another everywhere I have worked. It takes a lot of effort to keep documentation up to date. Especially if changes happen rapidly. Even so I have experienced, firsthand, the immense value of […]

A note to young developers Okay, so databases didn’t teach me everything, but close enough. So much so I thought I would share my journey from fledgling developer to a data architect. What should I be? I’m getting older. No, I didn’t say old. I said “older.” As in maturing: Age-wise and experience-wise. Something that […]

I’ve been in the technology realm for over 15 years now. In every place I’ve worked, from brand new developer to architect, there is a common problem. The technology team tends to be very separated from the people who use what they create and support. There are support representatives who take calls, emails or chats […]

Learn From My Mistakes. Or don’t. After one has developed a few large applications, lessons tend to be learned. The kind of things seasoned pros shake their heads at and retort “welcome to the club.” Things a lot of us learn the hard way, even though we’ve been warned. I thought I would share some nuggets of developer […]

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