As someone who is currently 52 years old and who has worked in software development now for over 23 years, I agree with a lot of the points in this essay: Being a Developer After 40.
I had to take a different route to work this morning, down I-35 from Round Rock to downtown Austin. Every few miles along I-35 there are light-up signs that are sometimes used for Amber alerts and senior alerts. Most of the time, however, they report “Travel Time to” the next major crossroad. As I pass […]
I recently received the following message via LinkedIn: Dear Stan, We are a young silicon-valley-like startup … … developing disruptive products for sensing, cognition and communication for the Internet of Things (IoT) market; … fully funded with an exclusive Fortune 200 customer already secured; … who is working closely with us to specify the product […]
My friend Rafe Colburn and his Etsy coworker Melissa Santos have written an insightful article on perks in high-tech companies in which they explore a lot of issues that I’ve thought about over the years. Their thesis: In an industry where culture is often allowed to be defined by perks, managers need to [be] mindful of […]
This has nothing to do with QA, but I’ve been writing a lot of BIRT reports lately; I just solved this problem and wanted to make sure my solution is out there for others who need it. This is the stacked bar chart that I created: There are three possible values: PASS, FAIL and NOTRUN, […]
I can’t say I condone this, but it’s a clever way to see how you stack up against the competition: After a fruitless job search — endlessly scanning Monster.com and Craigslist and tweaking resumes and cover letters — he grew more curious about his competitors. So he created a fake Craigslist ad for an administrative […]
I frequently received requests to connect on LinkedIn from recruiters I do not know. I decline all connection requests from people I don’t know. If you’re a recruiter and you want to contact me, please either use the ‘send a message’ functionality on LinkedIn or just send me an email. When I asked a recruiter […]
I’d call it severity, not priority, but funny nonetheless: