Is It Possible The Sony Hack Was Just A Publicity Stunt?

What if Sony never was really hacked? Or worse yet, if Sony hacked themselves? I know this sounds a bit crazy–and I admit, I AM a bit crazy–but, indulge me for a few minutes of your time and perhaps I’ll convince you that it just might be possible that the whole thing was staged for a very specific purpose… Why …


How I got Robert (Uncle Bob) Martin to Write a Foreword For My Book

Last week my publisher, Manning, gave me a little surprise. They told me that my new book, Soft Skills: The Software Developer’s Life Manual was going to publish early; that anyone who ordered before December 14th would be able to get the print version in their hands by Christmas (barring any unforeseen circumstances.) This was very exciting, until I realized …


Take the Harder Road

In this video, I talk about why it is usually a good idea to take the harder road, when faced with two choices and also how important it is to specialize.


Top Developer Gifts (And Tech Geek Gifts)

With the holidays around the corner, I thought it would be a good time to do another round-up of what I think are some of the best gifts for software developers, programmers and other technology geeks for this year. As you know, it can be very difficult to buy gifts for software developers, because, well, software developers tend to have …