It's one of the paradoxes of blogging that most every blogger (including myself) is sharing what they know right now (let's quietly ignore those who blog purely for traffic and vanity). Since everyone is learning, this can result in poor or misleading information being shared just as much as good information. Keep this in mind as you read any blog - including this one. How experienced is the writer? How well do they really know what they're talking about? Do they blog about their mistakes as well as their successes?

I'm just as flawed as other bloggers, so you should feel encouraged to check my ideas for yourself. Keep the date in mind as well - in our fast moving field, even good ideas can become obsolete.

Profanity Driven Development (PDD)

Saturday, May 01 2021 other-methodologies

Imagine this: You’ve just started working on a new team and you’ve your first task, a simple bug fix to address a problem recently experienced by multiple customers. After pulling the code down onto your development machine, you’ve opened it in for the first time and you can’t quite believe what you’re seeing on screen in front of you.

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Hype Driven Development (HDD)

Saturday, April 17 2021 other-methodologies

Imagine this: You’re the manager of a successful development team and your CFO has just come back from a conference. She walks into your office, slams a magazine down in front of you on your desk, and announces that you’re reimplementing your entire product suite in Rust and Blockchain.

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The Other Development Methodologies

Saturday, April 03 2021 other-methodologies

We’ve all heard of Test-Driven Development (aka TDD), and those of us who’ve been around the block a few times have no double heard of Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) and Domain Driven Development (DDD) as well. But have you heard of their dodgy cousins?

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Don't be that person

Saturday, December 05 2020 professional

Nearly 15 years ago, I found myself with a particular problem at work. I felt like I was not being very productive, so I started closely tracking where my time was going.

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Weapons of mass (privacy) destruction

Saturday, July 04 2020 professional

It seems that the details of the eighteen people in New Zealand with positive COVID-19 tests have been disclosed, and officials are speculating that it may have been due to human error:

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