Are You a Profit Center or a Cost Center?

Are You a Profit Center or a Cost Center?

I recently was on a panel at the Hudson Ohio coworking space Tech Hub Hudson organized by the Akron Women in Technology group. There were four other panelists (I was a last minute addition) and the topic of the evening centered around advice for junior developers. There was a lot of great experience shared both […]

A Year of Tips

A Year of Tips

I started my Developer Tips Weekly newsletter a year ago this week – today the 53rd tip is being sent. It hasn’t always been easy, even though often the tips are very short and simple. Publishing at exactly 10am every Wednesday without fail has taken some discipline. Along the way, I’ve learned a few things, […]

Share What You Learn (even if you’re not an expert)

Share What You Learn (even if you’re not an expert)

A lot of people, myself included, suffer from imposter syndrome. That feeling that you’re really not good enough to be doing whatever it is you’re doing. Maybe it’s writing a blog. Maybe it’s public speaking. Maybe it’s just answering a question in front of a group, team, or class. Imposter syndrome is a real thing, […]

Avoid Lazy Loading Entities in ASP.NET Applications

Avoid Lazy Loading Entities in ASP.NET Applications

Lazy Loading is an Entity Framework feature that lets you worry less about the specific amount of data you need to fetch with a given query. Instead, you write simple queries, and Entity Framework (or other OR/M tools that support this feature) will load the minimal amount of data (which is a good thing), and […]