Monthly Archives: January 2016

I’ve been a professional developer since 1999. After more than 16 years in the business I’ve had my share of ups and downs. My motivation has come and gone. My ambition and determination has been hit-and-miss over the years. However, a number of years ago something changed in me. My […]

Avoid The Mid-Career Doldrums

6 Web Trends Anyway As a developer it is important to pay attention to industry trends. No one wants to be left behind. As a web developer it’s especially important since it is almost impossible to not be left behind. The following are 6 topics that I have noticed bubbling […]

6 Trends for 2016

Perhaps a bit cliché, but money isn’t everything. It’s certainly not worth sacrificing your health or your happiness in its pursuit. These days it can be a common feeling to equate wealth with worth, and money with success. I find it’s much more important to enjoy what you spend your […]

Money Isn’t Everything

What the heck does that mean? Looking at the title of this post might seem a bit confusing. I certainly didn’t know what idiomatic polyglot programming was the first time I saw it. There is also the question of it’s importance. stick around for this post and I will break […]

Idiomatic Polyglot Programming

I’ve written before about the importance of having a solid foundation. But what does it mean to have a solid foundation? There’s more to it than I can do the job. Can you do the job well? Do you know the things you should know? Know the theory I’m not suggesting […]

Solid Foundation

Failure is not an option When Cortés landed in Mexico, the order he gave to his men was to burn the boats. They were either going to succeed or die trying. Likewise, Alexander the Great gave the same order when confronted with a superior Persian enemy. In both cases, with […]

Burn The Boats

Education A good education will go a long way. Many employers would like to see a degree in a relevant field. Some will require it. Be aware that some companies and industries may have different requirements. If you’ve got specific hope-and-dream jobs in mind, it might prove beneficial to keep […]

Education vs Experience

Getting ready for a presentation can take a lot of work. There are many questions you have to ask yourself and then answer yourself. Today I’m going to attempt to address some of those questions and hopefully provide some helpful answers. Clayton HuntClayton has been programming professionally since 2005 doing […]

So You Want to Be A Presenter