Slow and steady doesn't win the race

By Josh Sherman
2 min read
development
entrepreneurship
project management
time management

The moral of Aesop’s fable, The Tortoise and the Hare isn’t a terrible one, but I’m sick of seeing it cited as a way to justify slow developer output. There’s nothing wrong with being a slow developer, but saying that you’re slow because you’re writing stable code that’s entirely bug […]

Explaining vs. Communicating

By Josh Sherman
2 min read
developer etiquette
productivity
project management
time management

This isn’t a post about mansplaining or anything like that. I’m simply taking about explaining things instead of communicating them. In regard to project management, explanations tend to be a reactive act. Explanations are a way to justify why a project is behind. You could easily swap “explanations” for “excuses” […]

How to install Node.js v12.x on Debian and Ubuntu

By Josh Sherman
3 min read
development
javascript
nodejs
linux
debian
ubuntu

Feels like barely a week goes by without a new release from the Node.js team. This past week v12.0.0 was released promising speed improvements. It’s an important release because it’s slated to become the long-term service release in October 2019 with maintenance ending April 2022. If you’re starting a brand […]