What’s the difference between a programming language and a framework?

By now you’ve learned WTF a tech stack is and, after consulting with your engineer, you’ve discovered that they’re building the app in Ruby on Rails. Or Python/Django. Or Python/Flask. Why do they always come in pairs? A programming language is what we use to tell a computer what to do. I can write a… Continue reading What’s the difference between a programming language and a framework?

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?