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Pro Developer : This is Business

In his travels, Christopher Duncan has come to recognize a great many similarities between programmers and musicians. Both have the fire, passion and soul of the artist. And all too often, both are aweful when it comes to the business end of things. Business - you know, that aspect of your work where they actually pay you at the end of the day?   Read more...
By Christopher Duncan 2003/02/25 | Source: | Category: miscellaneous
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Pro Developer : Throwing Money Out the Window

It's common knowledge among programmers that most of the ills of the software industry, and most particularly the companies where we work, could be solved by simply letting the technical people make the technical decisions. Obviously, since this is so incredibly logical and sensible, it's a given that most companies leave management decisions to managers, and technical decisions to the computer guys.   Read more...
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Death of the Production DBA

If you see a priest outside your cubical, beware! He could be trying to read you your last rites. If he hasn't showed up yet, don't worry, he'll be over shortly because the production DBA is dead or will be shortly.   Read more...
By Brian Knight 2001/09/10 | Source: | Category: state of the business
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Answers to Steve Jones's SQL Quiz

Answers to the SQL quiz that Steve Jones used to give to prospective employees.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2001/06/22 | Source: | Category: state of the business
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Who Do You Hire?

This article examines the hiring practices of Steve Jones and provides some ideas for how to choose between candidates.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2001/06/22 | Source: | Category: state of the business
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Keeping Your Developers Under Control

Everyone needs a stable environment. This article discussed ways to keep your team on the same page.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2001/04/25 | Source: | Category: administration
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