Using "I" instead of "You"
To whom it may concern:
I've recently started going back and re-reading my blog posts, and I am finding that some of my better posts are written in the first person, rather than using the second person. Here is a great article describing what those mean from Grammar Girl. Well, being my biggest critic, I have decided to . . .
An informed RavenDB user, is a safe RavenDB user
image by magicnikon
As a long time user of RavenDB, I've learned the nuances of the NoSQL database, but new users often approach it with a SQL / relational bias that often leaves them with a sour taste in their mouth. Also, they assume that RavenDB's ACIDity permeates everywhere in the product, which it doesn't. Let's start . . .
Ease the transition from server to client
I am really starting to get into KnockoutJs, I find it to be one of the better frameworks for client side development. It is clean and easy to understand. Also I am still not ready to jump all into single page application (SPA) development. There is still a lot that the . . .
January 1st to October 1st
I can't believe it is October 1st. Nicole and I sat in a hotel room on January 1st, writing down several goals I wanted to accomplish this year, but I have no recollection of what they were and where I put that wishful paper. I'm sure Nicole still has it. We are starting the 10th month of the year, and I wonder if I can cram in . . .
The fear of being wrong
I am paralyzed sometimes that the code I am about to write will doom me to months of purgatorial maintenance. So I just sit there, staring at my editor, waiting for the right idea to come to me; as though a muse is sitting in the heavens waiting to visit my thoughts and excite my mental state. I just need to accept the fact that any code I . . .
Cash Rules Everything Around Me
I've been a professional software developer for over 8 years, and a developer even longer than that. I've worked for Fortune 500 companies and bootstrap startups. One of the many things I've learned on my journey through the plethora of companies:
Cash is king, and my efforts are rarely rewarded with it.
I need to value my time . . .
I was in the middle of an important task today, very thought intensive, when a production system began to fail. Apparently someone decided it was time to upgrade a production dependency without telling anyone.
While I was working on a task important for our future, the present systems were under duress. I always feel these context switches . . .