Are Women Really Better Developers?

Remember back in February 2016 when some folks analyzed Github contributions and found that women wrote code that was accepted more often, as long as it wasn't obvious that they were women? Well, yes, that was one, relatively isolated, data point from which you really can't draw any conclusions, regardless…

p.py

My p bash alias to start my hacking Python module. This is for when I'm ready to move beyond hacking directly in the interactive console, and want to start running multiple statements... but I'm still just hacking around. p () { if [ -z $1 ] then python p.py noconsole else python p.…

The Adventures of Zook Mooker: Journey to Tarath

Wow, I found this old nugget that I wrote in the forums for an old RPG I used to play called Dragon's Gate. One of the first ever. Zook was a Secian Hand Cleric, even though this was written as another character. by Zook Mooker It began as a simple…

I Don't Want To Hear About It

Warning: Opinion Below is my crappy opinion that, likely, is the result of lack of sleep combined with a couple interactions this morning with some really awful people. If reading me rant is not your cup of tea today, please move along. It will make your day happier. Commence Rant…

What We Teach at Nashville Software School

I made a promise to my friend Chris Spintzyk that I would write an article detailing my philosophy of educating software developers at Nashville Software School. This article, as the title suggests, focuses on the What and, tangentially, the Why. If you want to read about the How, you can…

Assessing Core Software Developer Traits

Recently, a student at Nashville Software School asked me about what employers truly look for in a junior software developer. Of course, the response is inevitably: it depends. Different people have different expectations. Then the student, intelligently, rephrased the question to ask what I looked for in junior developers when…