Tag: software

How to get great support as a technical user

If you build any kind of software that gets used by anyone but yourself, one of the first things you learn is that support usually eats way more time than actual work. It’s somewhat of a depressing discovery, and usually a lesson you learn a number of hard ways. All isn’t lost though, there’s a […]

Posted: July 02, 2013

Practical Tips from Top WordPress Pros

To me WordPress is more than an open source blogging system. It’s a platform with an entire ecosystem full of accepted conventions and room to grow. WordPress has taught me a ton about software development in more ways than I can keep track of. While I usually avoid reading these all-encompassing-list-style-type articles, there is some […]

Posted: April 09, 2013

An Inside Look at How The Omni Group Builds Apps

An Inside Look at How The Omni Group Builds Apps. If you own an Apple product that runs apps, it’s likely you’ve heard of The Omni Group. They make fantastic software and have done so longer than the majority of independent OS X companies out there. I first discovered The Omni Group after everyone touted […]

Posted: November 20, 2012

Software Inventory

Software Inventory – Joel on Software. I don’t consider my daily routine to be involved in “software development” per se, even though I spend the majority of it writing code. I’m not sure what other name to give it, but after a recent on-site stint at a real software development company, these principles now have […]

Posted: July 20, 2012

Everybody hates Firefox updates

Everybody hates Firefox updates. We haven’t talked about rapid release cycles in browsers too much lately, and I find that a bit interesting. Personally I switched to Chrome, well, I lost track of how long ago so version numbers have been a thing of the past for me. I understood it when I was seeing […]

Posted: July 09, 2012

It Takes 6 Days to Change 1 Line of Code

It Takes 6 Days to Change 1 Line of Code – edw519. Stories like these are amazing to me. Personally I know I couldn’t last in such an environment but I only say that from the outside, I’ve never been stuck in a situation like that. Further, I haven’t been exposed to too much ‘formal’ […]

Posted: May 25, 2012

The Panic Status Board

It’s things like this that make me more than happy to hit ‘Buy’ repeatedly. Could you imagine if Adobe provided such things? This reminds me of a nice post I read some time ago on transparency in software development in which Colin discusses the importance of software makers keeping in contact with their supporters. While […]

Posted: March 09, 2010

Linux and Web Development Part 2

It has been over two months since my last writeup about using Linux for Web development. I thought now would be a good time to revisit that subject and write a bit about my findings after using the new operating system for a little while.

Posted: September 11, 2006