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The Codist: The Story of My First Startup 30 Years Ago
The tale of his startup company building a spreadsheet-like thing in the early days of Windows and PCs.
AndrewWulf  thecodist  via:theCodist  startup 
november 2016 by mcherm
The Codist: My Biggest Regret As A Programmer
He regrets choosing a career of programming over that of managing, because he has seen or experienced so many cases of management stupidity causing problems and because managers make much more money.
personal_net  management  via:theCodist 
june 2016 by mcherm
The Codist: The Myth Of Reusability
There is a balance between reusability and simplicity (particularly simplicity of development processes and testing).
via:theCodist  programming  softwaredevelopment 
february 2016 by mcherm
An Apple Push Notifications Debugging Story
The author recounts a long and painful debugging story.
debugging  programming  via:theCodist 
december 2015 by mcherm
The Codist: The Story Of DeltaGraph
Just think about building software that will still be in use 26 years later. Here are his thoughts, looking back.
softwaredevelopment  programming  via:theCodist 
december 2014 by mcherm
Seven Years Ago Today Everything Changed. Again.
He comments on 4 disruptive changes he's seen: the TRS-80, the Macintosh, the web, and the iPhone. He says he recognized 3 of them right off the bat.
personal_net  history  via:theCodist  AndrewWulf 
january 2014 by mcherm
What the Hell Is Really Agile? : The Codist
There were "agile" approaches before the current fad, it wasn't all waterfall before then. Also, the agile manifesto is GREAT, certain Scrum implementations less so.
agile  via:theCodist 
april 2013 by mcherm
I Fear Our Mobile Group Being Forced To Follow Scrum
A critique of scrum. Objects that it consists of little 2-week waterfalls, and that this group is currently MORE flexible and more rapid than that.
softwaredevelopment  scrum  via:theCodist 
february 2013 by mcherm
Developer Auction { where talent meets opportunity }
I should look at this odd little website offering some sort of recruiting practice. Perhaps there's something to learn here.
hiring  toread  via:theCodist 
january 2013 by mcherm
Ever Take a Minute And Realize How Freaking Amazing Programming Is?
Just a brief thought about how programs build on other library layers so that programming can accomplish amazing things with a few simple lines.
via:theCodist  programming 
january 2013 by mcherm
Isn't About Time To Kill the Patent System Altogether? : The Codist
An example of an overly simplistic and therefore dumb suggestion to just eliminate patents altogether. Objection #1: what would this do to drug discovery?
law  ip-law  patent  via:theCodist 
august 2012 by mcherm
Too Much Specialization Is Making Programming a Poorer Experience : The Codist
Giving everyone specific roles (BA, QA, architect, programmer, DBA, etc) is a very different experience, and far less efficient than people who understand it all. Personally, I wonder whether a few people who cross lines can help hold together a bigger team of mostly single-functional people.
softwaredevelopment  architecture  via:theCodist  blogworthy 
april 2012 by mcherm
Pay An Apple App Store Download Bot? Not Me: The Codist
Apparently people pump up their AppStore stats by using bots to download their app many times; this gives them good download stats which encourages others to download it. Interesting security flaw.
security  via:theCodist  appstore 
february 2012 by mcherm
Fixing a Nasty Physically Modeled Engine Bug in an FPS Game : The Codist
The bug was difficult to find. He played around until he could replicate it, then found the cause.
personal_net  via:theCodist  bug 
december 2011 by mcherm
Rumors of the Death Of Email Is Greatly Exaggerated : The Codist
Email is important because it is asynchronous. Everything else isn't as good. (I would add one more advantage not mentioned in the article: it is ubiquitous; everyone can use email).
email  socialcomputing  via:theCodist 
december 2011 by mcherm
Write a Job Ad Like You Really Want a Good Developer And Not a Murderer
Don't make your help wanted ad sound stupid by just listing a bunch of technologies or you'll only get stupid applicants.
hiring  via:theCodist 
december 2011 by mcherm
If You Interviewing Programmers Like This, You Are Doing It Wrong: The Codist
Better way to interview: just spend an hour chatting about programming, particularly about some old project they worked on years ago. (I'm not convinced.)
hiring  via:theCodist 
october 2011 by mcherm
Quercus: PHP on the JVM
A version of PHP that runs in the JVM.
java  languages  jvm  php  appengine  via:theCodist 
april 2010 by mcherm
Kattare I/S: Pricing & Comparison - Java, Servlet, JSP, PHP, RUBY, and PERL Hosting
A web hosting company that supports Java and comes with multiple recommendations.
webhosting  java  hosting  via:theCodist 
december 2008 by mcherm

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