Excerpt from my upcoming book, The NextLevel Software Developer. What Do Software Developers Really Do? Just Write Code? I’ve worked in IT for thirty years, twenty-two of them as a Software Developer. I’ve noticed that most beginning Software Developers (and many experienced ones) think their job is to produce code. However, in reality, one of… Continue reading What Is a NextLevel Software Developer?
Excerpt from my upcoming book, The NextLevel Software Developer. What Do Software Developers Really Need? There are a few things that every software developer needs. A Basic Starting Point – what are the basics of what we are supposed to build? User Stories &/or Requirements a. Problem Definition – What is the problem we are… Continue reading What Do Software Developers Really Need?
Yes, this is a rebuttal to Quiet Quitting. And, yes, I’m attempting to make up a term that pushes the idea of Quiet Quitting off the employee and back onto Management. Maniacal Management Defined I typed “maniacal definition” into DuckDuckGo and got the following returned by wordnik: I was amazed how applicable the term is… Continue reading Maniacal Management: Expecting Employee Engagement While Doing Nothing
I’ve worked in IT for over 30 years now and I’ve been in a software development role for 22 of those years. Yard Work Like IT? Last night I was doing some yard work. I had a huge pile of branches, limbs, twigs that I had pruned off a tree and I needed to clean… Continue reading Yard Work For Software Developers: Be Relentless