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Steve Albers May 2012 Entries
Valve is the Coolest Software Development Shop in the Universe
If you haven’t had a chance yet, take a few minutes to look at the Valve New Employee Handbook at http://www.valvesoftware.co... Valve is best known for their Half-Life, Team Fortress, Left 4 Dead and Portal games, along with the Steam gaming platform. They put out a great product, and the Handbook shines a light into the process of developing great commercial software. Some of the main points: There are no management positions. That’s why Valve is flat. It’s our shorthand ......

Posted On Saturday, May 5, 2012 1:05 PM

Four Recommendations to Improve Internet Explorer Market Share
Whether you believe the StatCounter hype from last month or not, everyone can agree that Internet Explorer market share is down from previous years. Chrome usage is creeping up, and changes in the market (such as tablet proliferation) are likely to continue the IE downward trend for the near future. As a Visual Studio developer I see an equally disturbing trend for Microsoft – the loss of browser mindshare within the Microsoft developer community. My statistics are limited and subjective, but evidence ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 1, 2012 11:34 PM

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