After college, I resolved to read one book a month. It can be fiction, non-fiction, technical, business-oriented, or whatever as the goal was to always be absorbing and digesting new ideas and information, even just for fun. At Clarify.io, we had a bi-weekly bookclub based on the same idea. I should note that I was heavy on fiction this […]
As one of the founders & organizers of ATX Hack for Change, I’m sorry to say: I have resigned my role in ATX Hack for Change and will not be attending. More importantly, you should not attend either. When we started ATX Hack for Change as part of the National Day of Civic Hacking, we started with […]
After college, I resolved to read one book a month. It can be fiction, non-fiction, technical, business-oriented, or whatever as the goal was to always be absorbing and digesting new ideas and information, even just for fun. At Clarify.io, we have a bi-weekly bookclub based on the same idea. If I’ve missed a good one I should read, […]
This is an ancient post (2007!) from a long-defunct startup where I led the dev team. Since it’s about that time of year, I thought I would share here. I wrote the second stanza. Twas the night before demo and all through the chat the devs were heads-down churning code as they sat. The profiles […]
How many Java developers use our API?
Has anyone upgraded to our latest Ruby Gem?
Is going to that PHP conference going to be useful?
This is a guest post from the Master of All Things Testy, Chris Hartjes aka Grumpy Programmer. He serves as one of the organizers of the True North PHP Conference next week and is a vocal software testing advocate. He had some opinions on my last post, so I’m sharing my space with him: Despite his constant […]
I’ve been thinking about what Google looks like in five years. At a macro level, they have detailed information on every event, flight, hotel, and traffic, what could they do? Or at a micro level, they have the same information on more and more people plus detailed geo-data with our personal trackers.. er.. phones, what […]
Last week, I returned from the inaugural Pacific Northwest PHP Conference in Seattle, Washington. Like most conferences in the PHP community, there was a strong vibe of getting together with old friends, making some news ones, and enjoying tasty beverages together while we learn cool things. There were a number of great sessions ranging from Sara Golemon talking about PHP […]
I’m contacted a few times a month by people who want to build (usually mobile) apps. Or more properly, want someone to build apps for them. While I don’t begrudge or criticize their hopes or goals, we need to look at things critically and honestly. Also, I’m tired of telling people the same thing over and […]
We’ve heard that adage in reference to using Facebook, Twitter, and a variety of others for quite a few years. While it absolutely does apply for general web users, in the API space, it takes on a more sinister tone. When you’re working with an API, it’s usually because it makes a piece of your […]