Economy of Scale: when big is a waste.

Some short musings. I was thinking about why larger organizations tend to be less ‘agile’ or ‘nimble’ than smaller organizations. Even though larger organizations are…

Hackathons…an honest opinion.

When taken as a hole a hackathon is a marketing, networking, and possibly hiring event. Engineers and developers of all levels attend with the award of getting…

Have we just replaced `Dependency Hell` for a `Hell of a lot of Dependency`?

While recently working with a frontend engineer it struck me that the most basic of applications have massive amounts of dependencies. Specifically React configured as…

A prime example of why automated testing works…

Today I got to a change request that read something to the order of ‘move all this code from place X, the new namespace Y.…

Is the argument of ‘application portability’ a valid one for containerization?

Preface: I am a huge supporter of containerized distributed applications. It give me all sorts of nerd good feelings. One of the biggest arguments for…

Stack Overflow Community Elections.

Quick update here, Stack Overflow (SO) is currently in its annual election cycle. Help the community that helps you exit vim.

Sad day … Iron Yard Closing.

To me the whole coding school bootcamp has always seemed like land mind field waiting for a chain reaction detonation. That said The Iron Yard is one…

A little slow recently…

…if you noticed a slow down in blogs do not fear; just been a little busy. The links section has gotten some attention though. Check…