User Experience Should Always Be High Priority

The User Experience aspect of applications is often on my mind. I am not a designer, but even the most simple solutions can be rendered unusable when one ignores UX.  A recent experience with a front-end to a web app. Reminded me of how bad it can be for a user.  My frustration ran high, and I would have walked away never to view the application again if I had the chance.  Likewise, I will complain to anyone who will …

Why Security Awareness Matters To You

In the last few years, the idea of security awareness has risen to at least being on the radar of many CIOs. However, the general concepts around this topic are not seen as important enough to many outside of the IT world. The threat of cyber-based attacks is a reality for all of us. That alone makes this a subject we all should be concerned about. It is worth our time and investment to put a good program in place. …

Effective Planning For The New Year

Ah yes, another new year has come upon us. I have spent a lot of time on our mentoring site (https://develpreneur.com) talking about the value of steady progress and intention as we strive to meet goals. Although there is much to be said about effective planning and review on a regular basis, the beginning of a year often seems the most comfortable starting point. Invest Time For Effective Planning The first thing that is important and natural to do at …