Tag: professionalism

Web Developer Checklist

Little tools like this are neat. I've never actually found myself using them, but I find it valuable to scan the contents and see what I'm missing in my process. There is a ton to take into consideration both on the server side and the front end, getting a refresher course on best practices is […]

Posted: January 10, 2013

Git: Why you should never commit directly to master

I'm going to be foreword and admit I do this way too often. I've read time and time again that git makes it so easy to branch that it should be a fundamental action in your workflow. I didn't work with SVN for too many years, but I still can't seem to shake this bad […]

Posted: January 10, 2013

Your life’s work

If you’re not committed to your life’s work in a company and with people you could endure for decades, are you making progress on it? While kind of a deeper question than most of us have thought about this week, I think it's an important thing to consider as you go year-to-year. Specifically being around […]

Posted: January 10, 2013

On Being a Junior Developer

On Being a Junior Developer | Matt Sencenbaugh’s Blog. I really like this piece not because it’s great advice to younger developers, it’s an awesome reminder for those that have been doing it for a while. Part of being a professional (in my opinion) heavily relies on you never being satisfied with your skill set. […]

Posted: November 21, 2012

JS adolescence

JS adolescence – James Padolsey. The items outlined in this article far exceed JavaScript in and of itself and can likely be applied to any of us who have written code for at least a little while. There are probably many of us (myself included) who still have bad habits that need correcting. I find […]

Posted: November 20, 2012

Pay Too Much

Pay Too Much | ALLENTUCKER. Finances are always an awkward subject. It seems that no matter the situation (aside from speaking with your spouse, for example) it feels taboo to be speaking directly about money. That translates from personal finance all the way to contract negotiation with clients. Our culture and society has some interesting […]

Posted: July 19, 2012

Some things I’ve learnt about programming

Some things I've learnt about programming | John Graham-Cumming. There are some great items in this punch list of what one particular programmer has learned through his career. I instantly recognize a number of things I either learned the hard way or did completely wrong for a long time while learning how to code and […]

Posted: July 19, 2012

The Silent Majority of Experts

The Silent Majority of Experts. There is so much truth here. I often get deceived into thinking that the most exciting stuff happening in our industry is being carefully logged and discussed in the form of the wide blog-powered network we all read every day. Then I remember that’s not the case at all. There […]

Posted: July 19, 2012

The Secure Programmer’s Pledge

ircmaxell’s blog: The Secure Programmer’s Pledge. A great reminder about what punch list to keep in mind when building your projects. There are plenty of details to explore for each item in The Secure Programmer’s Pledge but this list alone gives you plenty to work from and lots to trigger additional areas to explore as […]

Posted: July 17, 2012

Design Professionalism – by Andy Rutledge

Design Professionalism – by Andy Rutledge. I’ve been a long time reader of Andy Rutledge and I’m thrilled to see that he’s published a formal presentation of his professionalism guidelines. I’ve learned a lot from Andy regarding professionalism and can’t wait to give his book a read. If you’re not familiar with Andy and his […]

Posted: May 20, 2011