Dan Appleman is a well known author, software developer and speaker. Currently the CTO of Full Circle CRM, he is the founder and CEO of Desaware Inc., one of the co-founders of APress publishing, and is the author of numerous books and ebooks on various topics (technology and other); most recently Advanced Apex Programming.
The social contract between company and employee has certainly has changed. Employees used to stay with one company for the entirety of their career in exchange for guaranteed job security, pensions and the opportunity to grow. But today, the relationship between employer and employee looks more like a short-term business deal. Has workplace loyalty eroded?
I get in trouble a lot. Not bad trouble — nothing illegal or anything. But it seems like wherever I go a certain amount of chaos follows. The rules and traditions never seem to quite fit. The way things are done don’t seem to apply. Next thing you know I’m making decisions and stuck with [...]
Many software developers have a project on the side that they work on evenings and weekends. Sometimes it’s just for fun. But sometimes there’s that thought in the back of your mind that maybe, just maybe, you can turn it into a bit of extra income or even, dare you think it – a surprise [...]
Some years ago I started writing occasionally in a genre that I call the “Soft-boiled detective techno-thriller parody”. It’s been a while since I’ve written one – I hope you enjoy it. The Southwest flight to Salt Lake City was turbulent, mostly due to the terrified shudders of the passengers with peanut allergies. I was [...]