Avoiding Common Bottlenecks When Implementing ERP

Advances in technology have made ERP systems a popular way of optimizing how businesses operate. From streamlining production, HR and accounting processes to analyzing trends and reports, these software suites offer powerful benefits to businesses of all sizes. However, the overall success of an ERP implementation is dependent on the strategic planning process. ERP implementation […]


Sexism in the PHP Community

This blog post heavily quotes my occasional collaborator Cal Evans. The quotes are used with permission. The link to the original is at the bottom. Despite the problems with sexism in the tech community in general, the PHP community has had it pretty easy. While there are potentially a number of reasons, the founder of […]


Naming Conventions FTW

When we start projects, we often follow the naming conventions of our frameworks without even thinking about the “Why?” It almost seems silly to ask until you run into a – hopefully, legacy – codebase that has an incomplete or inconsistent scheme. Unfortunately, web2project is one of those codebases. For those just joining us, we […]


The Problem with Would

Over the past decade, I’ve started, been employed by, and advised a flock of startups. More recently, I’ve been an advisor at events like Startup Weekend, Lean Startup Machine, and Techstars Austin. One of the big pushes in recent years – I suspect primarily due to Lean Startup – is customer interviews. At some point […]


Beverage Subgroup: The Why and How

Almost six years ago now (whoa!), I was a regular agitator in the Washington, DC PHP Developer’s Community (DCPHP). The community was probably a hundred people with skills ranging from total newbs who couldn’t spell PHP to contributors to major open source projects. At that point, we consisted solely of a monthly presentation-style meeting and a mailing […]