Blog Posts by Jayme Edwards

I Got By On A Software Project With Help From My Friend

There's no shame in getting help from a friend on a software project! Let me tell you the story of a project I worked on soon after moving to Austin, Texas.I was new to the consulting side of the software development industry, and didn't know anyone in town....

Healthy Developer Interview #1 | Scott Nimrod on Consulting and Software Craftsmanship

In this interview, Scott and I discuss dynamics between consultants and hiring managers, career growth, and the direction of the industry....

Are You A Perfectionist Programmer?

It's easy to become a perfectionist programmer when you've begun mastering a technology. But success on a project, and in your career - depends on people....

Technology Addiction – Materialism in Software Development

Technology addiction hurts your software development career if materialism makes you chase shiny objects. It can plague your software development career....

DevOps – The New Lie Of The Software Industry?

There's plenty of "fake news" from the software industry, so beware of the DevOps lie.There's a lot of confusion - just follow the money to see why....

Pull Your Software Project Out Of A Death Spiral!

Being on a software project death spiral can be extremely stressful.It usually happens when your company is doing FAKE Agile software development....

Programming Estimation – Estimate Software Tasks With Caution

Programming estimation is a dangerous activity that should be approached with caution! But people make estimating software tasks more stressful than needed....

Say NO On A Software Project – So They Will Listen!

It's bound to happen that at some point you'll be asked to do some work that you know will have a negative outcome.You can say no on a software project with grace - or build resentment if you don't establish clear boundaries....

What To Do When Your Software Tasks Will Be Late

No matter how good you are at developing software, sometimes you'll be late with your work. How you handle this often has far reaching implications on your career and your health. ...

Democratic Software Architecture – Sharing Technology Decisions

Do your teams have an "elite few" that are making technology decisions? Do you wish people would work together to drive software architecture?...

Software Project Burnout: Is It Them Or You?

It's easy to blame your company when a software project seems to require so many hours, that you get burned out. But software project burnout could be your fault....
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