Category Archives: Development

All things dev.

What happens during a meeting in my home


It’s no secret that I work from home, and that I’m an advocate for more positions being remote. My personal distractions and home life has evolved as I’ve became a husband and most definitely since I’ve been a father. Below is a accurate description of the progression of my wife & children during a lengthy […]

Make it work


For years when working on projects, both personally and professionally, I’d cripple myself with semantics and best practices. It’s far too common in the development industry to feel bombarded with best practices and receive backlash from the community/workplace when all of those best practices are not your standard. What I have come to learn from this is that, […]

Homestead


In the early years, like most other developers, my local environment was configured with MAMP. There are OS based equivalents, i.e. XAMP and WAMP. It was pretty straight forward, point and click and you have a stable LAMP stack to develop with. I actually haven’t really reached its limits until I starting working on web […]

I believe you cannot over document your code. Other developers who may not know the framework may find it helpful in addition to framework documentation.

Documentation


I’ve often heard that your code should explain itself. I also agree with this, but I also feel like we engineers like to make things harder on ourselves in an already extremely taxing career. Realistically speaking, you may not always be on a team where everyone knows the framework and everyone is at the same […]

Don’t be an asshole – pay for software


I along with thousands of others have received an email from Evernote, notifying me that the current plan I’m on will be changing. The change will most likely incur a fee based on my usage. Like a lot of software shops lately, Evernote is rethinking how to prioritize and move their product forward in a […]