• What Demotivates Software Developers

    Tags: Management

    In my last post inspired by the book Managing the Unmanageable by Mickey W. Mantle and Ron Lichty, I described my version of what motivates software developers. Continuing in the same vein, I& … more

  • What Motivates Software Developers

    Tags: Management

    In the spirit of self-improvement, I’m striving to be a more effective manager of software developers. I’m reading the negatively titled book Managing the Unmanageable by Mickey W. … more

  • Avoid Excessively Nested Code and be Loved

    Tags: Clean Code

    Nesting for birds is great, but nesting your code is not. In this post we will consider two types of excessive nesting that should be avoided: statement nesting and method nesting.

    Statement … more

  • Clean Code Saves Lives

    Tags: Clean Code

    Back in September 2007, Toyota Camrys began unexpectedly and unstoppably accelerating. Cars crashed. People were killed. Toyota put the blame on the physical causes like floormats and sticky … more