Hiring Your First Software Engineer

Hiring Your First Software Engineer

My article on CEO.com was posted today. I talk about ways to hire and interview your first software engineer.  I reference the importance of giving back to software groups as you use their help.  Here is the guest post I wrote for startup communities discussing how to...
The Cost of Bad Code

The Cost of Bad Code

In a previous post, I talked about the need to hire programmers who write good code.   A recent report shows the costs of poorly written code. The 2010 CAST Worldwide Application Software Quality Study summary can be downloaded here. In the report, “good...
Keyboard Productivity

Keyboard Productivity

With one of this month’s meeting topics being improving productivity with Visual Studio 2010, I wanted to share some productivity tips that work in any IDE on Linux and Windows. One of my basic productivity premises is to keep my hands on the keyboard as much as...
iPhone and Android Openness

iPhone and Android Openness

Apple has changed its policies opening the way for Flash apps.  Another blogger says Android isn’t that open after all. Apple has decided to change its policies on apps.  You now use cross-platform compilers like Flash to create an iPhone app.  They are even...
User Interface In Technology

User Interface In Technology

The difficulties of user interface was not started with the advent of computers.  It has been around for every piece of technology. I was watching The History Channel’s great documentary, America The Story Of Us.  It was a very interesting documentary with one...