I Thought I Was a Software Engineer?

Did your parents ever tell you something like this… “Back when I was a kid, I had to walk 3 miles to school, in the snow!”? Well, this article is going to be something like that since I’m going to say that software engineering was easier when I started. The goal with this article is to start a conversation on how we can make the software development life cycle easier on software engineering teams.

Issues & Features Needed for Microsoft Office

I have been using Microsoft Office / 365 for all of my presentations, documents, spreadsheets, and more for decades. While I like it the best, there is a lot of room for improvement and like any software, it has issues. Below is my running list of these issues and features I think need to be … Continue reading Issues & Features Needed for Microsoft Office

New Code Rules: Too Many .NET Engineers DO NOT Understand How Memory Management Works!

On show #38 of Rockin' the Code World with dotNetDave, I am ranting about far too many .NET software engineers DO NOT understand how memory management works when it comes to disposable objects! Not matter what level of software engineer you are, you need to watch this episode... NOW!

New Code Rules: Operating Systems Must Make It Easy to Restore Apps and User Data!

On show #37 of Rockin' the Code World with dotNetDave, I am ranting about how the Windows refresh feature does not restore apps or most user data. The MAC OS does not have a refresh feature at all! This needs to be fixed and fast!

New Code Rules: Security Rules Placed on Software Engineer Environments Has Gotten OUt of Hand!

On show #36 of Rockin' the Code World with dotNetDave, I am ranting about all the security placed on software engineers and their work environments. As you can see from the poll below, over 50% of engineers are reporting that they are losing 6% to over 20% of productivity, daily! This has gotten out of hand!

New Code Rules: Listen to Your Users!

On show #32 of Rockin' the Code World with dotNetDave, I am discussing why some companies do not focus on what they offer in a new version of their software the truly addresses the users needs and issues. I've seen this at companies I work and and for much of the software I use, on a daily basis.

When Are Companies Going to Learn How Software Development Works?

I have been part of many successful software projects. Unfortunately, I have seen many that have failed or will in the near future. By this point in my career, I thought companies would understand how software engineering works since the first software program was written in 1948!  Sadly, I see companies make the same mistakes … Continue reading When Are Companies Going to Learn How Software Development Works?

New Code Rules: Work Environment for Software Engineers

On show #30 of Rockin' the Code World with dotNetDave, I am discussing what type of working environment software engineers prefer after going through the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch and let me know your comments below or Tweet them to @RockinCodeWorld or @realDotNetDave. Twitter Poll I based some of my comments on this Twitter poll I … Continue reading New Code Rules: Work Environment for Software Engineers