Well, it is finally official, TweetDeck has been purchased, but not by UberMedia. Twitter swooped in and made the final purchase. There are some obvious reasons for the purchase, as told in the TweetDeck announcement: The mainstream Twitter user-base is well catered for by twitter.com and the official mobile clients. And by becoming part of the official platform,… Read More Twitter Buys TweetDeck And Confuses Developers Further
Throughout my career, I have been blessed with the ability to effectively translate technology issues to business users. At one point I was even told that I “explain technology to the users in a way that makes sense and does not make them feel stupid.” This has also been a focus for this blog, explaining… Read More Bridging The Technology Communication Gap
As you develop any application, you will need to choose various tools, libraries and frameworks that you want to integrate into the application. In some cases, this could be a very simple task of choosing the most popular and widely respected tool. However, this is not often the case. In most cases, there are several… Read More 7 Tenets Of Framework Selection
The topic of what is a software developer’s job comes up quite often. Obviously, they are paid to write code, but that is a very narrow definition. As a developer gets more senior, they are asked to design the various components of a system, instead of just coding a task. With agile development, the idea… Read More A Developer’s Job Mirrors The Project Lifecycle
As is typical in the blogosphere, people will latch onto whatever topic is popular or controversial. Today, I read an interesting post from Michael Arrington regarding the responses to his investment policy. In his “Screw Them All” post, he says something very interesting, and possibly obvious to some people: the really important thing to remember,… Read More Acknowledge Your Bias And Succeed
This is a guest post from Pamelia Brown. It has been said time and time again, social networking has revolutionized and redefined our society. Responding to our need for constant stimulation and constant interaction, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube have taken over the internet and consumed our lives. All too often, people discuss this social media revolution… Read More Cross-Application Posting Among Social Networks
I love how things happen. First, I ask for feedback on the blog Facebook page about what types of posts people would like to see. Someone asks for more career advice for senior level people, and then two other blog posts appear that make my job a lot easier. There are a lot of topics… Read More As A Software Engineer, Do You Really Like Your Job?