Even if you’ve never stepped a foot into one of its stores to buy the newest version of Call of Duty, you’ve probably been hearing the name Gamestop a lot lately. That company’s stock is included in a group of stocks called ‘meme stocks’. Basically, these are (or were) dead-man walking stocks that are being heavily shorted by the big …
Throughout time, there have been certain questions that will always result in great battles. In one recent throw down, I drew my line in the sand and bravely asserted, “Hell no, a hotdog is not a sandwich!”
There are other more dangerous questions that we’ve all heard, of course… is Mac better than PC? Is Android better than iPhone? Are dogs better than cats? That last question is the silliest of all as the correct answer is so very obvious. Regardless, these intriguing questions have often led to disastrous consequences such as sulking and hurt feelings.
Allow me to add another one to the list: Is Test-Driven Development (TDD) a good practice?
I know, provocative. In this blog, I will discuss test-driven development, why many in our field seem to hate it, and why you should choose to still implement some of its main concepts in your development….
What’s the hottest, newest, trending programming language that you should have in your toolset if you don’t already?
Python, baby! In this post, I will give you examples of why Python has taken the number one spot as the most popular language for developers.
Editor’s Note: After nearly 20 years in software development, Ryan LaRue introduces three lessons he has learned in his programming career with takeaways that apply to all levels of experience.
Open Door Policy
One of the reasons I’ve always loved Software Development is its open door policy to new entrants. No MBA, PhD or, heck, degree required.
If you’re smart, like to solve problems, and get things done, then you will be welcomed with open arms.
At a recent client, one of the company’s permanent developers was, in her near-term past, a police officer. At some point, she decided she didn’t want that lifestyle anymore and worked her way into a nice position with a company that valued her work ethic and programming skills….
Attention: The following article was published over 5 years ago, and the information provided may be aged or outdated. Please keep that in mind as you read the post.Is Agile Development making your development team dread coming into work? Several years ago, a company I was new to had been pushing the need for agile development. After numerous meetings, discussions …