Getting thrown in to the deep end of any new responsibility can be quite a challenge – but none more so than the challenge of managing other people and their projects, when you have no experience with management! As someone that has been through the ranks of project leadership and management, I’ve found a few […]
If you’ve ever tried to introduce a new tool, technology or technique into an existing team, you’ve probably been met with resistance. Chances are, you’ve been told “no.” with no real discussion. It’s a natural reaction for people to not want change. There’s potential risk. There’s learning curves. There’s a lot of emotional attachment to […]
It’s a question that most developers have a fast answer for: “WRITE CODE!” … but, is that really what you’re paid to do? In this episode of Thoughts On Code I’ll explain why I don’t think your job is to just write code, after all.
I’ve often been involved in conversations that boil down to “framework vs library” use in software development. But after reading a blog post, recently, I found myself wondering if this is even the right question to ask. If “framework vs library” is the wrong question, then what is the right question?
I’ve been running WordPress on various blogs for a few years now. Prior to that, I’ve tried out several different solutions for blogging and other needs that WordPress can fulfill. While I think WordPress as a whole, leaves a lot to be desired, I also see it as a very useful tool for getting a […]
If you’ve listened to The Entreprogrammers podcast at all, then you know I’m not shy about sharing metrics and stats for my business, including WatchMeCode. To that end, I’m happy to say that I’ve taken yet another step to making my company and my stats open for everyone to see by joining the Baremetrics Open […]
Following from my March 2nd presentation of the 5 Stages of Entrepreneurial Grief, I had the opportunity to turn that presentation in to the keynote address for the SpaceCityJS conference in Houston Texas on March 28th. I recorded the talk and have uploaded it to youtube for everyone to watch. In this talk, I go through […]
A while back, I wrote a blog post title The 5 Stages of a SaaS Bootstrapper’s Grief. In this post, I add my own take on the 5 Stages of Grief – which are typically talked about in the context of dealing with loss – and apply the stages to entrepreneurial work. On March 2nd, […]
I’ve built a handful of reports for podcasters on SignalLeaf to see how large their audience is, how the audience is listening, etc. One report that I have been wanting to build for a while, though, needs to show the standard deviation for episode listens. That is, I want to show the listens for each episode and […]
“I have so many things I want to do. But I’m constantly torn: should I polish the things I have in place, already? Or should I build new features that will be more attractive?” – me (basically), talking to my friend and coworker, Justin Gregory, at lunch. It’s a constant struggle with me. I see […]