Developing good managers

Steve Jones ( VoiceOfTheDBA , @way0utwest )posted an article today about better bosses needed which inspired me to write an extended version of the comment I made. MBA programs have received a lot of criticism in recent years given that the GFC was essentially an MBA led recession. There has been significant push…

Disclosing Details and Security

Services like Google (Gmail , youtube etc) and Live (Hotmail, messenger etc) have started prompting users to "add a phone number" to their accounts with a big nag page that appears after logging in. There is a tiny little skip button at the bottom, but many people won't see that…

Formatting Code

Many people like to argue about how to format code, when to use tabs or spaces and other general formatting rules. I've worked with people who "enjoy" spending time formatting other people's code and will often spend a lot of time on this before they get to making changes or…