Web Applications: Routes and Best Practices In REST-land

Web Applications: Routes and Best Practices In REST-land

Written by Stephen Sadowski

REST-based routes for APIs and web applications have existed for twenty-ish years at this point.

F* Yes or No: The DevOps Version

F* Yes or No: The DevOps Version

Written by Stephen Sadowski

“Think about this for a moment: Why would you ever choose to be with someone who is not excited to be with you?”

The Reality of DevOps in Legacy IT

The Reality of DevOps in Legacy IT

Written by Stephen Sadowski

I hate the term DevOps; to fractionally quote the movie ‘Love Actually,’ - “it covers all manner of sins, doesn’t it?”

Why I Love Chicken Little (and You Should Too)

Why I Love Chicken Little (and You Should Too)

Written by Stephen Sadowski

“The sky is falling, the sky is falling!”

DevOps Engineers, Full Stack Developers, and Hiring for Failure

DevOps Engineers, Full Stack Developers, and Hiring for Failure

Written by Stephen Sadowski

Too often in the current technical job landscape, hiring managers and recruiters are looking for a genius level polymath, someone good at everything thrown at them, even if they have little or no experience at it.

The Insurmountable Cliff

The Insurmountable Cliff

Written by Stephen Sadowski

Imagine this: you are staring at a sheer cliff. In order to prosper, you must get to the top of the cliff. The question posed is: how do you get to the top of the cliff?

Everyone Lied To You About DevOps

Everyone Lied To You About DevOps

Written by Stephen Sadowski

We are on the cusp of 2019 and the term “DevOps” was coined nearly 10 years ago. The common definition has solidified over time, and is available to anyone who looks - yet the problem exists that somehow, “DevOps” became a cure-all for technology problems and technical debt.

You Should Not Be a Programmer

You Should Not Be a Programmer

Written by Stephen Sadowski

Everyone should know what programming is and the effort that it takes. Everyone should know first aid. Everyone should know how to manage their own finances.

Open Floor Plans, Context Switching, and Productivity: Engineering Done Wrong

Open Floor Plans, Context Switching, and Productivity: Engineering Done Wrong

Written by Stephen Sadowski

Fewer walls mean more space, fewer cubes and dividers means less money spent by facilities on creating separated spaces, and all of those mean money that isn’t being spent.