Going Faster Tip #2

Concentrate on the essence, not the ceremony. The more time you spend on the tool is less time you can devote to the problem.

Going Faster Tip #1

Use the same keyboard and mouse at work as you do at home. Most organizations will buy you a mouse and keyboard of your liking if asked. If not bring your own into to work.

Code Refactor

On a recent project, I was tasked with refactoring large parts of a web system. It’s written in C#. Over time some of the code-behind files had grown to 4000 lines. The goal was to get this number down to a more maintainable level. Over the next few posts, I’ve taken snippets of code that… Continue reading Code Refactor

Getting the Job Done

There is a fine balance between doing it right and delivering. I manage a team of 8 developers. Each hour the team is blocked is eight lost development hours. A co-worker was tasked with getting me a database. After two days of waiting, I inquired the status. He said we were having problems with the… Continue reading Getting the Job Done