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I hope so. But if we’re building it for the first time, all I can give you is an educated guess based on what I know and where we’re going. I’ll toss in a dash of experience and know-how but if it’s something brand new you’re asking for and you need a definite answer as to whether it will work the way we are drawing it on the board today and you can’t proceed with…

I was listening to a great podcast in the car today – “Programming Leadership” – and the topic was on Agile Development. At one point the interviewee on the cast said something along the lines of – “you learn a couple of methodologies, you put them into a toolbox and you pick what works for your organization and you do it.” – I almost pulled the car off to the side of the road. I’ve…

If you thought losing a team member who was sitting right beside you was hard. Wait until you lose one that you have been working with remotely for the past four months. To be honest, it doesn’t matter the timeline, what does matter is a member of your team is moving on. There are a lot of things probably running through your head – who are we going to find to replace them, how will…

I’ve been coding for over 20 years – YIKES – where did the years go. No matter what my job title is, I always find myself coding and learning. I’ve recently taken up the #100DaysOfCode challenge to push myself to get back to learning something completely brand new outside of my normal wheelhouse, to push and challenge myself. It’s a challenge. I stop the tutorials more than I thought I would, but I’m enjoying the…

When you’re working on a problem with someone, trying to figure out what is going, what is happening, who is going to do what, what’s next, etc, etc. Whatever it is, whenever there is someone else working on the problem with me, when I see that prompt that I’m about to get punted from a Remote Desktop Session… I feel a wave of relief knowing I’m not alone and there is a team working with…