In my everyday life as technology leader (“tech lead”) and full stack developer I run into a lot of problems that need to be solved every day.
TDD is a lot more than vanity metrics like the percentage of code covered by tests. Test Driven Development (TDD) is a development process that consists of the tests being designed and written before most of the code is written.
Excel is a really commonly used spreadsheet program that lots of companies use to transmit data. Finding a really good library that doesn’t require Excel to exist on the server can be really hard.
A business plan is a long formal written document that talks about the founders or executive team’s vision for the company and how they plan to achieve that vision. Business plans are a huge amount of effort for a startup company that isn’t really selling to customers yet, might not even have a product, and…
There’s no point to putting time, effort, and money into a product that no one would buy or use. So many startups are launched with a great idea, but no results end up being developed. …
Prettier is a code formatter that can automatically format code when save is pressed. I like using prettier to format my code because it saves me a lot of time and a lot of energy.
A code review is having someone other than the author check someone else’s code for errors or mistakes. Code Reviews are a great time to share knowledge, and learn from one another. I find that often code reviews have a lot of really common mistakes that make them a less effective.
Martin Fowler defines refactoring as “Refactoring is the process of changing a software system in such a way that it does not alter the external behaviour of the code yet improve its internal structure.” I like to define it as “Refactoring is a systematic process of improving code without adding or taking away functionality…
Dealing with technical debt is one of the greatest frustrations and demotivaters to development teams. Technical debt is accumulated through out the software development lifecycle. Over time, the code becomes less and less clean which results in making changes more and more difficult.
As a developer and technology manager, I like to set really high standards to ensure that code is easy to read (understandable), simple enough for the task, and commented well enough that almost anybody could understand what is going on.
I don’t think jQuery is dead at this point, but it’s growth seems to be slowing.
A product manager is the person responsible for the creation of a particular product for a company or organization.
Over the years, I’ve worked on a number of projects where we deal with user or company provided images which are often very large resolutions which take a long time to download on mobile phones or or poor internet connections.
This is a simple script that can be used to compress images and avoid potential costs of a service like Kraken.io
Here’s a simple gitignore file that I start with most NodeJS projects.
As a software developer, and technology manager, I’ve had a lot of experience in the past with variable website traffic.
In the past, I’ve worked on business to consumer information websites, I’ve worked on payment gateways and even on a few ecommerce sites.
I believe that debugging is one of the most important technical skills a developer can have. In the average week, I probably spend anywhere from 20 – 30 percent of my time debugging. This is because my code isn’t perfect, sometimes it does legitimately only work on my machine or device.
As a software developer, I’ve always been interested in working on things that I could potentially use and benefit from. For a long time, that’s meant that I worked on little projects for things I could use at home or for various side hustles. A few months ago, I became aware of a startup located…
As humans, we use data every day. Sometimes when we use data it’s completely subconscious – we don’t even realize we’re doing it. When we count the number of emails in our inbox, we can predict just how busy our day is going to be.
Backend developers work primarily on the server side of development, typically any scripts, databases, or architecture. Code written by backend developers typically helps communicate database information to the browser or mobile app.
As a programmer, and technology manager I think it’s really important to use the right tools and technologies. There are times where I think jQuery is still really valuable but there are a lot of times where I don’t think it is valuable.