Qualities of Great Software Developers

Over the course of my career I have run across all types of developers, and people (sometimes I wonder if developers are even human! I kid, I kid.), from the expert beginner to the guru. Expert beginners are those that think they know it all and are not open to learning anything new. Gurus, of course, are those that understand that our field is huge and it is impossible to know everything, but are experts in some things and have worked with a wide range of technologies. Continue reading

What is Wrong with Software Development Today: A Rant by Steven Williams

NOTE: This is a rant, this is only a rant.

A Little History

My first foray into computers was back in 1995 on a Packard Bell Legend running Windows 95. That was back in the days when you had to know how to make batch files, edit config.sys files, and play with IRQs just to get some, read “most”, games to run. Continue reading