[ Education ] What’s the difference between kids who excel and kids who don’t?

From my earliest childhood my mother told me I was smart as heck. For a long time I thought she was just being nice, because real-life experience kept showing me I was dumb as a stump, a process I now recognize as “learning.” But I think that repeated statement, along with lots of reading and …

[ App Development ] healthcare.gov: Web Dev Lessons We Can Take Away

The problems with the ACA/Obamacare website are old news by now, and the discussion is on about what went wrong. Testing was late and only perfunctory; features were being added right up until the deadline; the system was designed for the wrong scale. We get that. As application developers, particularly those of us who work …