Maker’s Schedule, Manager’s Schedule

In Philosophy by bchesley0 Comments

One reason programmers dislike meetings so much is that they’re on a different type of schedule from other people. Meetings cost them more. There are two types of schedule, which I’ll call the manager’s schedule and the maker’s schedule. The manager’s schedule is for bosses. It’s embodied in the traditional appointment book, with each day cut into one hour intervals. …

What “Design For Mobile First!” Really Means | ZDNet

In HTML5, Mobile, Philosophy, Software Architecture, User Experience (UX) by bchesley0 Comments

So designing for mobile first means way more than HTML5 versus native apps. It’s more about designing the business for mobile service. And it’s hard to do, but it’s worth it. Need proof? USAA saw its mobile transaction volume soar from a projected 20 million per month to an actual 120 million per month because of its success in serving customers …

Enough With The JavaScript Already! with Nicholas Zakas on the Hanselminutes Technology Podcast: Fresh Air for Developers

In HTML5, Javascript, jQuery, Philosophy, Software Architecture by bchesley0 Comments

Nicholas Zakas is a Front-end guy at Box, and recently gave a talk called “Enough with the JavaScript Already!” where he advocates that developers use fewer libraries and write smarter JS. Where do we start? What are the four opportunities to load JavaScript? Is Progressive Enhancement still the right solution? Aren’t we supposed to be writing MORE JavaScript? Nicholas educates …

Steveys Blog Rants: Execution in the Kingdom of Nouns

In Laughs, OOP, Philosophy by bchesley0 Comments

Execution in the Kingdom of Nouns  Theyve a temper, some of them—particularly verbs: theyre the proudest—adjectives you can do anything with, but not verbs—however, I can manage the whole lot of them! Impenetrability! Thats what I say!— Humpty Dumpty via Steveys Blog Rants: Execution in the Kingdom of Nouns. Sean Corfield pointed me to this one [http://corfield.org]. Hilarious.

Micro ISV – Wikipedia

In Philosophy, Software Project Management by bchesley0 Comments

Micro ISVFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaA Micro-ISV abbr. mISV or μISV, a term coined by Eric Sink, is an independent software vendor with less than 10 or even just one software developer. In such an environment the company owner develops software, manages sales and does public relations.The term has come to mean more than just a “one-man shop,” but any …