5 Great Programming Quotes on Code Quality

This weeks installment of programming quotes focuses on code quality.  Code quality as a software engineer is paramount.  Without further adue – I give you 5 great programming quotes on code quality.   Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight. — Bill Gates   The object-oriented model […]

8 Tips to help clean up your Bug Backlog

I thought that I would spend some time today discussing a task that I had to embark upon a little while ago with my group of engineers.  Cleaning up the infamous Bug Backlog. We had just recently shipped a new product.  Bug reports were coming at us from every direction.  We even had an outlet […]

5 Great Programming Quotes on Simplicity

I seemed to have established a habit, every friday I have started publishing 5 of my favorite programming quotes found from across the web.  Well here is my next installment then of the 5 best quotes that I came across this week.  Today’s batch seems to focus on programming simplicity – so I might as […]

How to Analyze NPS Scores and Prioritize Repairs

Let’s spend some time talking about NPS – specifically how to analyze your NPS data and prioritize your NPS driven repairs.  This discussion is going to be a lot more then simply saying “improve quality, release good features, etc…”.  I want to look at how to approach your NPS fixes so that you are getting […]

What is NPS and why should you care about it?

NPS stands for Net Promoter Score.  It is a customer loyalty metric developed by Fred Reincheld, Bain and Company along with Satmetrix.  It was published in the 2003 Harvard Business Review entitled “One Number You Need to Grow.” In short it is the metric that measures how happy your users are with your website and […]

The Top 7 interview Questions for an Engineering Manager

I came across this site that lists out a top 10 style list… then let’s users vote on the answers they like the most.  The site is called TheTop7.com.  I thought it would be appropriate here to include their Top7 list on Interview Questions for an Engineering Manager.   [top7 slug=”interview-questions-for-an-engineering-manager” title=”The Top 7 interview […]

GIT HEAD is Untracked in GIT STATUS command

I ran across a really funny issue the other day.  I was working with GIT commands and trying to get my branch cleaned up and in sync.  In the process of cleaning my GIT repo I came across a HEAD command when running the GIT STATUS command.  In essence the response was showing the HEAD […]