The Database Master

Maurice had always found it curious that his company didn’t administer any tests to new hires. It seemed like a minimal amount of work to save the company time and money. The new “IT Systems Expert” that HR sent to his department did little in his...

Manual Time Entry

Kolby had gotten a stellar reputation as a developer able to solve difficult problems. His newest client was an international food supplier. “We’re so glad you’re here,” said Rita Manesh, the CEO. “The IFS Quality Control scheduler is too slow. It...

The Windows 7 Upgrade

The latest fad among free-wheeling startups may be BYOD, but government offices tend to be far more conservative. Government offices handling confidential data even more so. When Miguel started his contract with a state office, they issued him a laptop. For security...

A Simple Misunderstanding

Some terrible code arises out of terrible business rules which no one truly understands. Some terrible code arises from laziness, sloppiness, or the need to just get it done now. But there’s a special class of awful code that arises for a complete misunderstanding of...

Invasion of the Consultants

The tension in the conference room was thicker than black pudding and twice as vile. Marc and his boss, Greg, sat on one side of the table. Across from them were the Consultancy Drones, each in a grey suit with a Bluetooth ear-piece pinned to their ears. At the head...