It's not about how you start: succeeding in your side projects as a developer

It’s not about how you start: succeeding in your side projects as a developer

Ask any developer to tell you about the side projects she’s working on, and she’ll likely have an ongoing list of things she’s thinking about or toying with. It’s in our nature. We’re builders: we were the kids playing with…

The LadyCoders Controversy

The LadyCoders Controversy

LadyCoders is a project that wants to help women learn the interviewing skills needed to get hired into tech jobs. Changing the ratio of men to women in the tech community is something I’m very passionate about, particularly since the…

Android Tip: Effective Intents

Android Tip: Effective Intents

Prefer to distinguish intents using data rather than extras. The forthcoming release of OneBusAway for Android will fix a long-standing bug with launcher shortcuts. Many people like to have shortcuts to stops on their home screen. Let’s say you have…

The C++ Programmer Problem

The C++ Programmer Problem

I’ve spent the great majority of my career writing code in C++. After using the language for 14 years, I would consider myself very fluent in the language. I might even say “expert-level,” but the trouble with being even close…