Words of wisdom: In software systems it is often the early bird that makes the worm.

9 Lessons I learned from my Entrepreneurial Failures

Written by Marcel Folaron. Posted in Startup.

You don’t want to fail. You hold on tight to the dream that you once called reality. The baby you have raised turns out to be an empty doll with a sound module: Lots of technology, no soul.

I had no intentions of failing, though - on that same note I didn’t even know what it meant to fail. What was my definition of failure and what was society’s definition of failure? How would I fit it?

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The 10 Things That Happen When You Fall In Love with a Programmer

Written by Gloria. Posted in Daily Life.

This is a guest post by my lovely wife Gloria. Check out her blog at http://twoceliacsandababy.com/

I had the fortunate experience of growing up in a family of programming nerds. We first got onto computers when a 286 came into the house. I remember being 9 or 10 and running around on bulletin board systems. We were running around super underage in the mIRC and ICQ days. I still remember the inappropriate things people said and having no idea what it meant.

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How to solve a problem like a Software Developer

Written by Marcel Folaron. Posted in Daily Life.

As a software developer, we have to learn how to solve a problems on a regular basis. But not only do we need to solve these problems, we also have to be able to present them properly. This presentation must be in a consumable format as well as in a language that can be understood by non-technical executives. The problems we solve have to be transformed and presented in a way that they make economical sense. Over the years and decades, many of us have developed frameworks and structures to help us create these presentations in a more streamlined, consumable way. 

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Strong Web Application Architecture

Written by Marcel Folaron. Posted in Architecture.

This is what your web application architecture should be!

Every once in a while, I get to architect a new system, a web application, from scratch and every time I spend most of my days researching good architecture, trends and best practices about web application architecture. Over the years, I have learned that there are a few basic rules around architecting systems.

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