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

Quality Of Software Is Getting Worse, Not Better, In 2017

For a number of years now the theme for all of my conference talks has been “Demand Quality In Software You Use, Demand Quality in Software You Write, Demand Quality In Yourself!”. My only goal with my sessions for the foreseeable future is all wrapped around this idea for these reasons… First, as a contractor, … Continue reading Quality Of Software Is Getting Worse, Not Better, In 2017

Software Should Be Easier To Build, Not Harder – My Dream For The Future Of Development

Back when I started as a full-time software engineer in the early '90s, it was the beginning of an era when software engineering was about to explode and get easier. What language led this charge? It was Visual Basic (VB), first released in 1991. When Microsoft .NET was released in 2002, there were more engineers … Continue reading Software Should Be Easier To Build, Not Harder – My Dream For The Future Of Development

Improving Code Quality… One Developer At A Time Video Series

All of my conference sessions are designed to make the quality of software better. If you missed one of my sessions at a conference or you couldn't make it, you can still see my session(s) on video by going here. You can also get all of these sessions, slide decks and sample code by purchasing … Continue reading Improving Code Quality… One Developer At A Time Video Series

dotNetDave Rocks SoCal Code Camp (San Diego) – 2016

I hope you will join me for the 10th anniversary of the SoCal Code Camp in San Diego on June 25th - 26th. It's always a great time with lots of learning! Below are the sessions I will be presenting. Röck Yoür .NET Coding Standards This session will guide any level of programmer to greater … Continue reading dotNetDave Rocks SoCal Code Camp (San Diego) – 2016

dotNetDave Rocks Silicon Valley Code Camp 2016

The dotNetDave Rock The Nation World tour will hit the 11th annual Silicon Valley Code Camp  on October 1-2, 2016. If you go to only one code camp/ community conference this year then this is the one! You need to experience 2,500 geeks being taught the most diverse topics by top speakers then you will … Continue reading dotNetDave Rocks Silicon Valley Code Camp 2016