by Kevin Schroeder | 10:32 am

How Grows in a Unique Fashion | PCWorld Business Center

Nice Quote: The major development language for Etsy is PHP. I asked Denker, the continuous deploy framework lead, if it’s cheaper and easier to hire PHP developers. She was a little incredulous: “Oh, no,

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by Kevin Schroeder | 8:40 am

Why are you part of a software community?

I’m thinking about posting a poll in a couple of days about software communities and I’m looking for some input on some of the responses.  I have my set of possible responses, but I’d

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by Kevin Schroeder | 2:05 pm

On SOPA and copyright

Ugh.  I didn’t want to write a blog post about this, mostly because I intend to stay away from political issues on this blog.  I hate politics and I really hate that send enough

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by Kevin Schroeder | 9:58 am

Binary Day

Today is NOT binary day.  It is not 11/11/11 11:11:11.  It is 11/11/2011 11:11:11.  The number two is not a binary number.  The last time we had a binary day “like this” the Crusades

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by Kevin Schroeder | 3:01 pm

What programming rules should you ALWAYS follow

Earlier today, more for my own interest, I asked the question on Twitter “What programming rules should you ALWAYS follow, regardless of the scenario you’re working in?”  In other words, are there programming rules

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by Kevin Schroeder | 8:05 am

The Curve of Talent

Eli White posted an article by Eric Paley.  It’s called The Curve of Talent and I’m posting it because it’s, simply, really good.  I get asked, quite frequently, about how people can be better

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by Kevin Schroeder | 11:18 am

On Discovery

“When Alexander saw the breadth of his domain, he wept for there were no more worlds to conquer.” Hans Gruber Perhaps I am more contemplative when I wake at 3:00 and can’t get back

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by Kevin Schroeder | 11:12 am

Why PHP?

Today on twitter there was a conversation going on about the responsiveness of the core PHP developers to PHP users.  The conversation went as follows (I believe that all the tweets here were in

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by Kevin Schroeder | 1:00 pm

The best developers hit F5

The best developers hit “Refresh”?  No.  Well, yes, but that’s not what I was referring to.  F5 is what you hit in Zend Studio/PDT to “Step Into” during a debug session.  A LOT of

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by Kevin Schroeder | 5:34 pm

Concerning newness

I watched the movie Pollock, not to be confused with Potluck, and I came away with an interesting impression.  In the movie Jackson Pollock, portrayed by the under-estimated Ed Harris, was a starving artist

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