About MeI'm Michael Koby, and I love technology. I'm also a programmer, currently doing Ruby on Rails development for a small Houston startup. Here I talk about technology, programming, politics, movies, music, and anything else I feel I need to talk about. If you would like to know more, you can check out the About page.
Tag Archives: programming
But good things always have to come to an end at some point and a new beginning must be made. There are always new lessons to learn, new challenges to overcome, and cool new projects to get involved with. So as of today, I’m not longer employed by Sogeti, and will be moving on to a stealth-startup here in Houston. Continue reading
Some will tell you that Agile the best process while others will argue for a more waterfall like approach to the process. Others will swear up and down that Lean is the only way to go. The problem with these kinds of arguments is that as we work to find new and better ways to do things, we have a tendency to force them to work in the environment we’re in. We do this rather than try to find the solution that works best for the environment we’re in. Continue reading
If you live in the Houston area and are a developer (especially if you develop on Microsoft technology) you will want to check out Houston TechFest 2008. This even will be held on September 13th, 2008 (a Saturday) and registration … Continue reading
In the article I linked above I touch on something. That something was the idea of specializing in a programming language. Because learning one can help you easily learn many and it can keep you billable and relevant as a consultant. There is more to specializing in a programming language than learning more than one. There is the logic that comes with learning how to develop and program applications that can be transferred to other areas and other platforms, services, and architectures. Continue reading
Why build desktop applications when web applications are getting more complex and essentially becoming full-featured applications in their own right? Are desktop applications important in a Web 2.0, software as a service world? I want to look at that a little bit today. Continue reading