Tech Debt is Anything But

Recently I’ve been involved in a lot of discussions regarding Technical Debt. A lot of the discussions boil down to “we have a mountain of tech debt, how can we pay it off?”. To me this is fundamentally the incorrect way of looking at the problem and the terminology is partly to blame. When we
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The Programming Career Path

I just read ITWorld’s quick blog titled “Is Programming a Lucrative Profession” which focus on salary, benefits and stability. All of which are incredibly valuable and important to cover. But to me lucrative can mean different things. As a person who loves learning, challenging intellectual work and a laid back professional environment professional programming fits
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The Dangers of Copy/Paste Coding

One of my blogging hero’s Jeff Atwood blogged about this a few months ago, but it never really hit home for me until recently. I’m a “Don’t reinvent the wheel” kind of guy, I much rather spend time building direct business value then working on plumbing. So being the blatant rip off artist that I
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