WTF is an API?

“API” is a ubiquitous term in modern application development. Technically, it stands for “Application Programming Interface,” but nobody calls it that. It’s a broad term, but it basically defines how one system communications with another system. I’ll divide it into two subcategories: third party APIs and internal APIs. Third Party APIs You probably hear about… Continue reading WTF is an API?

I wrote the SQL query in 5 mins. Why does my engineer say it will take a month?

So you’re a woke MBA who learned HTML last weekend, took a class in SQL, or even audited a 6-week Rails bootcamp. That’s wonderful! Learning some aspects of coding is a great way to build cred among your engineers, communicate with them more efficiently, and reduce some of the burden of your overworked engineering team.… Continue reading I wrote the SQL query in 5 mins. Why does my engineer say it will take a month?