Every Leader and Manager at some point is going to coach. They might not want to, but they are going to have to. So the question is, what kind of coach are you going to be? Are you going to listen to them? Are you going to demand and talk to them? Are you going to take ideas from them or direct your own? There are many types of coaching out there – you might…

That’s right. One day, it will roll over, throw up, and die in a horrible fashion – probably during a big demo, a heavy usage day, or when one of your new customers is using it. Whatever the reason, it won’t be opportune but it will happen. The question is what are you going to do about it? Blame the users? Get mad a the sales team? Wonder why we hadn’t restarted it so long?…

You can stress out about what broke, try to point fingers, analyze logs, try to figure out who changed what and what went wrong or you can work right now to fix it. Figuring out what happened will take much longer than fixing it right now.  If you’re focused on playing the blame game as to what went wrong and who did what, then you’re going to miss out on what needs to be done.…

I am not, nor will I ever be a front-end developer. It’s not where I excel, it’s not where I want to excel. I know what looks good, and what colors I like, but in all honesty, this doesn’t mean I am a designer either, it just means I like what I like. The idea of a full-stack developer has been around forever and dates back to the days of DLLs, COM, VB6, and all…

I can’t say, I have always been someone that has followed patterns and framework implementations to the letter, rather using their approaches to development work. But there are some that I lean on heavily and come back to when thinking about building solutions, no matter the purpose; Leverage queues where possible – offload your work into bite-size deliveries that take the work off the middle-end. Scale out your Databases – you don’t need one and…