Highlighting and sharing patterns to enable new approaches and increase velocity on old applications. Just as a car undergoes a binary conversion from “new” to “used” as soon as it leaves the lot, so do custom applications.

Happy Work, Happy Mike!

I've learned where I thrive and find the good struggles

Happy Work, Happy Mike!

There are problems to solve. People are struggling. There is gray area in the parts that are well understood and a variety of unknowable aspects. This creates a culture of learned helplessness.

These things take time to fix, requires vision and leaders who can enact change and control budgets. It’s the reason Brownfield.dev posts focus on first increments and baby steps.

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Lessons Learned from Air Force's departing Chief Software Officer

A dispassionate look at some of the outcomes

Lessons Learned from Air Force's departing Chief Software Officer

There is a lot of talk circulating about the exit of the Air Force and DOD’s first “Chief Software Officer”. Having first-hand experience with the plans, processes, and outcomes allows me to write from a detached observer perspective. What can be learned by those embarking on improving a massive, Brownfield organization?

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Building Your Remote Dream Team

Guest article by Tina Martin

Building Your Remote Dream Team

Many business owners are recognizing the value of utilizing a remote workforce. This can be a particularly effective employment structure for those who want to put together a team of remote developers. To ensure this type of setup will work for your business, make sure you have all of your operational functions in order prior to interviewing candidates, hiring staff, or launching operations.

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How much does it cost to spend $1,000

Nobody should test in prod, except that you already do so get good at it.

In response to a twitter thread about questions to identify whether a applicant would want to accept a job, one of the most brilliant responses was by Lars Albertsson (@lalleal) asking “How much does it cost your company to buy a thing for 1000 EUR? Spend a day chasing approvals, and you are at > 100% overhead.”

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