Dave

Software professional with 25+ years in SaaS product development, coding, consulting, platform transformations, and data migrations.

Contact: hikingdave @ gmail.com

As a professional coder, I have spent 25 years mostly working inside my own head -- living in the physical world, but focused on intangible concepts, logic and data structures. But I also own a house, and do DIY repairs on it, so I make…

There is a pattern that almost all coders experience when they sit down to code: The exact amount of time that all takes varies by coder, but almost nobody I know runs 8 hours in step #2. Yet I know many developers who code at…

I recently participated in a thread on Hacker News, where someone had posted a horror story of a bad boss, and how it went badly for them when they went over said bosses head, telling upper management that their boss was incompetent. I replied, saying…

You should trust the people you work for. If you do not trust them, you are not in the right job. We could delve into how to build trust, who to blame, whether they deserve it, but none of that matters - without trust, there…