Creating a Tech Startup without a Developer: the Lean Way

Creating a Tech Startup without a Developer: the Lean Way

There’s a perception out there that creating an awesome tech startup is about nothing more than making a product that by its awesome and paradigm-shifting nature will magically attract customers. For example, consider the following hypothetical, but reality-based conversation I heard recently: Would Be Founder: “I want to make an app that suggests outfits for you based on […]

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Five Takeaways from Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship

Five Takeaways from Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship

As regulars to my blog know, I’ve been reading more this year, and while most of the books I’ve finished in 2015 have been fiction, I’ve also made an effort to spend some time with books that will advance my professional knowledge. Software engineering is a challenging field because it changes quickly and there’s no end to what you can […]

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Roadblocks to Project Estimation

Roadblocks to Project Estimation

Project estimation is something that every engineering manager wants to get good at, but it seems to be a problem that very few people can say they’ve mastered. I’m not here to tell you I’m especially great at estimating things (or that I even have that much experience doing it), but from the past year […]

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Spring Race Season, 2015

Spring Race Season, 2015

Two weeks ago I traveled to Atlanta to do the Publix Georgia Half Marathon, and then this past week I did the Chitown Half Marathon along the lake here in Chicago. They were my first two races of the season, so I wasn’t sure what to expect, especially since I’m a bit heavier now than […]

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