The inspiration for this post came to me while reading a few invitations I received from some of the “modern contracting” websites. I’d like to thank them for giving me a chance of some good bashing, but I won’t write their names here as they don’t deserve free advertisement. A bit of background I registered […]
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Experienced IT Professional, I created my first "widespread" software in 1993, using good old Assembly 80x86 and The Programmer's Bible by P.Norton. It was an innocuous virus, which didn't do anything but replicating itself. I risked being kicked out of school, which some may think is "cool", but, at the time, it wasn't. So, I had to put out the "coder fire" in me until after school, and I "officially" started my career as a Software Developer in 1997.
Much time has passed since then, and, in all those years, I worked in most of the roles you can find in IT, and learned more than I could have possibly imagined. Yet, I still find myself discovering new things every single day, thanks to the collective knowledge provided by Internet and the countless Communities around there.
Although I already participate to several of such Communities, I decided to start this blog as an attempt to gather in one place all my thoughts related to the world of Software Development and IT in general.
Welcome aboard, I hope you'll enjoy your stay!
Entries by diego
Today is a big day, I finally released my first plugin for Vanilla Forums. It was about time, I started using Vanilla in February, and worked on several plugins for many weeks, but they were all “work in progress” and I never felt that they were ready for release. It’s so typical of Developers, looking […]
Over two months have passed since my last post, and I realize that the backlog of the things I wanted to write about is growing every day. However, I’m stubborn and I won’t get discouraged, especially now that I learned how to stop making goals, and I switched to projects. Much better feeling, stronger sense […]
This post is an addendum to Golden Rule: a Developer is not a Priest. For better understanding of the context, I recommend to read that post first. Technological Religion is something I found in several places where I worked and, trust me, its effects have never been positive. I remember a case where the fanaticism […]
One may ask what do the two figures can have in common. It’s better explained with a preamble. Today I was reviewing a website (link no longer available, sorry) created by my protégé, when I spotted something that inspired me to write this post. As I usually do, I visited it using several browsers, to check if […]
As I mentioned in the first post, some of the people who asked me how to become a Developer gave me the impression of having the wrong expectations. To avoid disappointment, it’s a good idea to have a look at what not to expect from a career in SD. It’s not a “get rich quick” career […]