Refactoring code is an essential aspect of building and maintaining software. In this tutorial I will show you how to use PhpStorm’s refactoring functionality to make it as easy as possible.
Whilst I love being a software developer and a technical writer, above all I love to teach. Today I decided to embrace that passion. Here’s a bit of the back story, and part of the plan for the future.
Recently I was emailed by a fellow developer regarding how to mitigate a business’ concern about single person risk. Here’s my thoughts on that question.
After four and a half months on a project, it’s time to look back and reflect on what went well, what didn’t, and what could have gone better.
Have you ever stopped to consider why you chose your career path? Was it out of fear? Was it chosen for you? Was it the safe choice? Was it because you always wanted to?
If you’ve ever looked at a lot of modern writing, especially in either business or politics, you’ll know that it’s often anything but authentic.
If you’re considering being a technical writer, there are three essential skills which you need to have. That is if you want to write authentically. Today, I’m going to go over each of them, showing why they’re essential, as well as providing tips and suggestions on how you can improve if you’re light on in any one of them.
As you may, or may not, know, I briefly stopped freelancing a few months ago, when I took up a full-time software development contract. I felt that I wasn’t doing as well at freelancing as I should, and that something needed to change.
If you’re a writer or, actually, any professional, you’ll have had doubts about your abilities, about your level of knowledge, about your level of expertise — perhaps on a regular basis. It needn’t be this way.
If you’re having trouble writing well perhaps, it’s not your inability to express yourself, or your command of English that’s the problem. Perhaps it’s your approach to writing that’s at fault.