Tag Archives: refactoring

Rebuilding an Airplane…While it’s Flying!

Aviation systems are some of the most complicated engineering wonders of the modern world. The dozens of buttons, switches, lights, and other controls in the cockpit alone boggle the mind, especially in the larger aircraft like 747’s. But behind all those controls … Continue reading

Posted in Character, Christian-life, God, Personal, Refactoring, Software, Trust, Work | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dangerous Prayers and a Sloppy Wet Kiss

Have you ever prayed a dangerous prayer? Not merely a brave or even a sacrificial type of prayer, but a truly dangerous prayer? Have you ever prayed something you’re a little squeamish about, even though you know it’s the right … Continue reading

Posted in Character, Christian-life, God, New Beginnings, Personal, Prayer, Refactoring, Trust | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

While in those Waiting Rooms

Waiting rooms. Special, dreary places that serve only one purpose: to wait in. I don’t like waiting rooms — never have, never will! Who does? In waiting rooms, there isn’t much else you can do except…wait. Particularly when you’re in a … Continue reading

Posted in Character, Christian-life, New Beginnings, Personal, Refactoring | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Being Fleshed Out – Emergent Design

In our latest adventure at work, we’re racing headlong and headfirst down the road of “emergent design” in Agile software development. We’re learning how to “fail fast and fail often” the hard way, and it’s been a challenge to determine whether … Continue reading

Posted in Character, Personal, Refactoring, Software, transitions, Trust, Work | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Life is Short… Walk with God

Ashley Madison — the scandal that just won’t go away. Though the Ashley Madison hack/scandal is already a few months old, the repercussions continue to be felt throughout the corporate and religious world. The most recent update is that Gawker has … Continue reading

Posted in Christian-life, Refactoring | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bootstrap and Psalm 42

Several of the current buzzwords in web development today are Bootstrap, mobile-first, and responsive design, along with Angular, Ruby, Jasmine, Karma, and many, many others! A hallmark of open-source projects and collaborative frameworks is to use goofy names that are usually common … Continue reading

Posted in God, Personal, Prayer, Software | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Iteration Retros – The Airing of Grievances

One of the better team practices in software development is to hold retrospectives after every development cycle (iteration, sprint, release, etc.). Iteration retros give the team an opportunity to review the user-stories (requirements) that were completed and discuss ways of improving the next … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Refactoring, Work | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Being Thankful for Unanswered Prayers??

Something that’s been on my mind quite a bit lately is the matter of unanswered prayers. Most of us spend so much time and energy on how badly we want our prayers to be answered that we don’t think about all those prayers He … Continue reading

Posted in Character, Christian-life, New Beginnings, Personal, Prayer, Refactoring, Trust | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Cell – Refactored!

Now available on the Kindle! In keeping with the theme of “Being Refactored”, my latest novel is available for download at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B014XN066M! “The Cell – Into the Underground” is a heavy revision of my third novel, “The Cell – Twilight’s Last … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Christian-life, Refactoring, Writing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Refactoring and Being Refactored

Before I go too far down the road with this blog, some basic terminology and concepts should probably be explained. First off, what is meant by “refactoring”? From Refactor.com: refactoring is a disciplined technique for restructuring an existing body of … Continue reading

Posted in Christian-life, New Beginnings, Refactoring, Software | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment