I am in Singapore and will be asking folks while here this week about the local attitudes about developers and candid reflections on the state of IT and developer culture. … Continue reading Can a Developer Just Get a Little R-E-S-P-E-C-T?
One day there was this guy stuck on a really tough problem. Rather than stare blankly for hours out the window trying to figure it out, he decided to go … Continue reading Goldilocks Knowledge Zone
The year is 2029. In a post-apocalyptic world, society is in chaos. The rule of law has broken down as gangs of hackers terrorize the people as they seek to … Continue reading Mad Max Overflow, the Stack Warrior
So I spoke with a VP of App Development recently who in the middle of our conversation throws up his hands in frustration. I asked him what was up. He … Continue reading Tools For Fools
In the movie “A Beautiful Mind”, there is a scene where John Nash visits the Pentagon to help the military decipher codes. He stands in front of a giant screen … Continue reading Can You Become a 10X Developer?
A few years back, a developer wrote a post about how ‘DevOps’ was killing the developer. This started a chain reaction of collective nazel-gazing about what DevOps even means. This … Continue reading Jack of All DevOps, Master of None
What is the most annoying thing at work? If you ask developers, it is getting interrupted in the middle of a difficult programming task. That reminds me of the classic … Continue reading Getting into the Developer Flow State
A major controversy broke out last week in the developer community. Thanks to an analysis by Stack Overflow’s resident Data Scientist David Robinson, we learned that programmers that use spaces … Continue reading Space Bar Programmers Make More Money
Imagine after a grueling day at the shop, sweating over your station on the assembly line, you punch out of your 9 to 5 and head down to the local … Continue reading Is Programming the Next Blue Collar Job?
Some time ago, a debate got started about how valuable Stack Overflow was to the developer community. John Carmack, CTO of Oculus and pioneer behind the techniques used in Doom, … Continue reading How One Little Website Saved Programmers 30 Billion Dollars