Sunday, December 5, 2021

Eric Spiegel

Eric Spiegel is a Datamation contributor.

Boy Developers: Is “Brogrammer” Culture Really So Bad?

“Haven’t seen a poster like that since I lived in a fraternity house.” I was chatting with my wife over dinner and filling her in on...

The Truth about Job Hopping Developers

“I’m resigning.” My new father-in-law looked at me with surprise and concern. “But you haven’t even been there a year!” he said incredulously. I couldn’t say I was...

The Dangers for Moonlighting Developers

“You are going to be so busted!” My coworker Tyler was probably right. But I didn’t care. I had been moonlighting for months writing software on...

Do Tebow-Like Beliefs Make You a Better Software Developer?

I was surprised to see the sign posted on the software developer’s departmental bulletin board. “Join the prayer meeting every morning at 7:30 AM.” One of my...

Dealing with a Slacker Developer

“You have got to be kidding me!” I was actually surprised I said it out loud. But there it was: my true feelings. My teammates and...

Three Ways Developers Can Deal With Tough Customers

We all know that lighting matches near a combustible substance like gasoline is not a good idea. Yet people go up in smoke every...

Are Odd Developers Just Misunderstood?

ALSO SEE: Are Quirky Developers Brilliant or Dangerous? I’m willing to bet that many future developers could have been spotted in their teenage years. They...

Are You a Software Developer — or a Leader?

“You want me to do what?” I was flabbergasted. My manager Daryl was looking at me with a slight smile and nodding his head. “I want...

Do Developers Ever Get A Real Vacation?

Is there anything better than lying on the beach, shades on, with an icy drink, listening to the waves crash and kids playing in the...

Fear and Loathing: Software Developers Do Customer Support

Should software developers do customer support? Post your opinion in the Comments section below. A ringing phone can be a developer’s worst nightmare. If you’re lucky,...

Lessons From Quirky Software Development Managers

What kind of boss do you code software for? How do you handle them? Leave your comment below. “I don’t give a sh!t what you...

Do Developers Really Need A Second Monitor?

“I can’t believe my manager stole my second monitor!” My buddy Dave was beside himself. He simply could not fathom that his manager had taken...

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