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Technical Leadership: Finding Balance

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As leader of a team of six software developers, I get to see a wide variety of experience levels, coding styles, and effectiveness. I also.

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Work / Life Balance

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When Molly asked me if I would write something for her blog, my first thought was, “What excuse can I come up with to get.

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Quality Assurance: An Overview (pt 2)

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Read Part 1 first! Write User Stories You’ve likely heard of user stories or maybe you’re already writing them. Again, there are lots of flavors.

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Quality Assurance: An Overview (pt 1)

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Oops! If you’re like me, it’s likely you’ve made some mistakes that you wish you could correct with the benefit of hindsight. In the world.

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Ask Molly: Should I trade security for cash?

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Dear Molly, One of my clients has offered me a full-time position. I’ve been happily working on my own for over 6 years now, and.

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Working with Old Code: Tips from the Trenches

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Many of us work on systems which have grown over the years to become significantly complex. Most likely, in many of these systems, there are.

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Growing Pains: Transitioning from Developer to Technical Lead

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Of all the hats I have worn in my technical career (developer, technician, accountant, therapist…), “leader” is the most uncomfortable one. It is a word.

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Cybersecurity for Small Business

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Going to work for yourself can be a hugely liberating experience. When I first made the shift, I came to fully appreciate the empowering distinction.

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Learn More by Doing Less

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Two years ago, my daughter was gearing up for a move across the country to enroll in the Ada Academy, a Washington-state program geared towards.

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Expect Change, Be Prepared to Adapt

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Because they’re up against similar challenges to us custom software developers, I’ve grown a soft place in my heart for general contractors. Recently we had.

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