DeveloperWeek 2016 Retrospective

Zach Gardner Architecture, Business, Community, Consulting, Microservices, Single-Page Application 2 Comments

I recently spoke at the DeveloperWeek 2016 conference in San Francisco, California about JavaScript Debugging Patterns. This conference was an amazing opportunity to see and hear from people in the industry about what they’ve worked on, what they’re working on, and what they see as the future of our field. This blog post is a retrospective of everything I saw …

Cloud Computing

New Accounting Regulation May Affect Your Company’s IT Decisions

Melissa Conaghan Business, Opinion Leave a Comment

It’s time to make decisions about how to use the 2016 IT budgets. You, the CIO, may have already decided which prepackaged software, cloud services, or internally developed programs are best for your company, but now you are forced to obtain approval from the other executives, such as the CFO. As a public company, the executives are always concerned about …

Web Development Business

Making Cultural Shift Happen

Chris Berry Business, Consulting, Opinion Leave a Comment

Let me paint a picture and see if it sounds familiar to you: You’re two weeks past the delivery date of the project you’ve been assigned to. So far, you’ve heard around the watercooler talk of staging yet another “coup” because your fellow developers feel that management has once again “dropped the ball” by letting the offshore team take the …

Distributed Agile Team

Distributed Team & Agile? No Problem!

Donna Beger Agile, Business, Dev Methodologies 8 Comments

Tools and Techniques for the Distributed Agile Team The Agile Manifesto asserts that co-location & face-to-face communication are essential components to a successful software development team. However, with today’s technology, co-location is just a click away. In this post, we’ll discuss online tools for the following Agile techniques: Scrum Pointing Poker Retrospective Teamwork in general When searching for tools, we …


Building Young People’s Soft Skills Through Robotics

Jonny Hackett Business, Community Leave a Comment

With my daughter starting high school in the fall, we have recently attended several open house sessions to get to know more about the school, the staff and the activities available. On one of the more recent visits to the school, the agenda consisted of meeting the athletic department and coaching staff for the various sports offered. As I’m looking …