The User Facing Developer

Originally posted on Kevin Hickey's Blog:
In an earlier post, I outlined why I think that there is value in enterprise developer specialization.  I concluded that there are four emerging classes of developers: User Facing, Mobile, Business Logic and Data, and Operations. User Facing developers are often called “front-end” developers and are responsible for what…

Quick Thoughts On Estimates

I have been thinking a lot about estimates lately. As software developers we are asked to give estimates all the time.  It’s part of the job.  For me, it’s a hard part of the job.  I can never seem to get them right even when I am meticulous in my process.  I usually forget or overlook something. With […]

Becoming A Better Software Engineer

A Little Background As software developers we solve problems for people.  A client comes to us and asks us to create solutions.  It is our job to take our knowledge and experience to deliver the best product for their needs.  Like a carpenter, a painter, a surgeon, and yes even like an engineer we have […]

Pooka Pets Released On iOS

Pokey Toad Studios has released on the Apple App Store!  We are really excited about this app and have big plans for it.  Check out the announcement over on; you can also visit the Pooka Pets website.  And of course download it and love it!

Pokey Toad Studios Updating Zoodle Pad

Some great stuff going on over at Pokey Toad Studios.  Pokey Toad is now in charge of Zoodle Pad (we’ll be switching it to Pokey Toad in the coming weeks) and we are adding some great stuff.  This is a free app and fun for everyone.  Check it out.  Also check out the blog post over […]

News From Pokey Toad

I work at a new(ish) game studio called Pokey Toad Studios.  This studio spawned in an interesting way, which I’ll write about later (I think), but right now I want to share a link to a post over on the Pokey Toad blog about an upcoming game/social experience we are doing with the author Obert […]

Quick Tip: Autocomplete for Javascript in Visual Studio

The Web Recently I have been doing a lot more web programming with the company I work for and I have really been enjoying it.  I’m stretching myself again learning new things about html, css, and javascript and how to do them all better.  I have learned things like self executing functions,  more about scope […]

Pesky IE (8) and Fix

A client I am working with to modify an existing web site tells me that IE 8 is the third most popular browser used by their customers. Oh boy. Internet Explorer likes to do things their own way, but go back a few versions and I just want to cry. Anyway, IE 8 doesn’t parse […]