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Eric Spiegel

Eric Spiegel is a Datamation contributor.

Are Interns a Developer’s Worst Nightmare?

“You want me to do what?” I was having a really good morning. I had two bowls of...

Do Developers Need Free Perks to Thrive?

“Where is the free soda?” I had just opened the fridge in the office kitchen when I blurted...

Developers: Are You A Giver Or Taker?

Dustin walked into my office on a Monday morning looking a little disheveled, with bags under his...

When Developer Betrays Manager, Who Really Wins?

“I will always have your back.” Driving back from a very tense meeting, Mandy, my soon-to-be lead developer,...

Developers vs. Managers: Five Tough Conversations

“You want to do what?!?!” Did you ever ask your manager for something and then wish you hadn’t? ...

Five Reasons Developers Resist Change

Oh no, not again! Our division director was explaining yet another reorganization to the staff. All I could...

When Developers Work for a Scrooge

“He is a bleeping Scrooge!” I was complaining to my cube-mate Stan about our manager – only I...

Why Developers Hate Team Building

“You can’t make me go.” Our software development team was sitting around the large conference room table for...

How to REALLY Survive Your First Year as a Developer

Also see: Developers: Understanding Your Idiot Manager “This must be a joke!” Those were the words I was thinking...

Tech Careers: The Perils of Office Romances

My office mate Jerry was admiring the newest software developer hired into our merry band of techies....