5 Rules for Your Source Control Repository

I have been using source control programs for a very long time. I believe the first one was Visual Source Safe (don’t laugh, it was a painful experience). Early in my career and throughout I have learned many good practices that I still use to this day. I will share them with you now. If … Continue reading 5 Rules for Your Source Control Repository

If I Ran a Software Company – Part 2

This is part 2 of my article on this subject. I hope you read part 1 before reading this post. If you didn’t, then this continues what I would do if I ran a software company or team. Top of the Line Computers and Tools Computers All developers should get a new computer at least … Continue reading If I Ran a Software Company – Part 2

Quality of Software Is Getting Worse, Not Better (2018)

For many years now the theme for all my conference talks has been “Improving Code Quality, One Developer at a Time™”. My only goal with my sessions for the foreseeable future is all wrapped around this idea for these reasons I will discuss. First, as a contractor, the code that I see is for the … Continue reading Quality of Software Is Getting Worse, Not Better (2018)

dotNetDave Rocks The Triangle .NET User Group

  For the first time, I will be speaking at the Triangle .NET User Group in Morrisville, NC on October 27th at 6pm. If you live in the area, I hope to see you there. It's going to be a fun session. Rock Your Code Knowledge - The Game How well do you know coding … Continue reading dotNetDave Rocks The Triangle .NET User Group

dotNetDave Rocks Silicon Valley Code Camp 2017!

On October 7th and 8th of this year, I will be rocking the geeks at the Silicon Valley Code Camp again! This is my favorite Code Camp to go to each year. If you haven't been, you need to experience it at least once. I will be doing the session below. I hope to see … Continue reading dotNetDave Rocks Silicon Valley Code Camp 2017!

There Isn’t A Shortcut To Success

Developers have asked recently how can they quickly be successful as a software engineer, gain more customers or release the next killer app. Well I am here to let you know that there is not a shortcut to success in the software business. Real success comes with a lot of hard work and a lot … Continue reading There Isn’t A Shortcut To Success

New Software Trend… Quietly Removing Features

I am not sure what is going on with new releases of software in the last few years, but many companies like Microsoft, Apple and more are doing this more and more. As a user, this is frustrating. As a software engineer, it is making me scratch my head in wonderment and increases my frustrating … Continue reading New Software Trend… Quietly Removing Features