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Steve Naidamast

Steve Naidamast
Steve Naidamast is a Senior Software Engineer at Black Falcon Software.

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Part 1

Common sense software engineering: Letter to a young woman

This article series resulted from a conversation Steve Naidamast had with a young woman who showed interest in learning how to program and possibly enter the IT profession. It is also an attempt to bring the realities of Information Technology profession as it is today into perspective so that a young woman interested in this field can make informed choices as to how she may be able to enter the field either professionally or for self-interest.

Common Sense Software Engineering – Part VII

Windows developers should follow the stable infrastructure and development environment of the Java community and forget the hype

In the 1990s when Java began to appear on the developer scene it met its competition from Microsoft head-on in that it struggled to gain an acceptable place within the international development community. However, over the years Java appears to have arrived at more stable set of infrastructure and development standards than Microsoft appears to offer now. In this article, Steve Naidamast explains why the Java community is a well-oiled machine.

Perspectives on technology: Column by senior software engineer Steve Naidamast

A simple way to make a WPF chromeless window

In this column, Steve Naidamast, senior software engineer at Black Falcon Software, notes that Windows Presentation Foundation, for the most part, offers desktop developers a quality foundation for delivering desktop and desktop-styled applications into production environments as well as multiple mobile platforms. The aim of this piece is to teach you how to make a WPF chromeless window.

Perspectives on technology

Creating a digital hexagonal tile map (Part 1)

One of the most difficult aspects of developing a game is one in which the genre you would like to develop for is such a niche area of development that standardized tools have yet to be created for it. With a lack of some level of standardized tools for such development, this realm of gaming has probably become one of the most difficult areas in creative activity within the game development field. There are several reasons for this.

Perspectives on technology: Column by knowledge expert Steve Naidamast

The dark arts: Game development & the state of the gaming industry

In this column Steve Naidamast, senior software engineer at Black Falcon Software, comments on the state of game development and dissects the “dark art” in the software development industry. He also dips his toes into the semantics of this industry such as the language of choice among game developers and the struggle between choosing 3D and 2D modeling.

Perspectives on technology: Column by knowledge expert Steve Naidamast

The “War Game” and understanding complex application development

In this column Steve Naidamast, senior software engineer at Black Falcon Software, will comment on how technology looks like today, how it used to be and how the buzzwords in this industry are echoes of past events throughout history. In today’s article, he weighs in on the poor critical thinking skills and their effect on software development, among other things.

Perspectives on technology: New column by senior software engineer Steve Naidamast

Military siege theory & the cloud

In this column Steve Naidamast, senior software engineer at Black Falcon Software, will comment on how technology looks like today, how it used to be and how the buzzwords in this industry are echoes of past events throughout history.

Everything has a breaking point

Encryption as insurgency

It is almost paradoxical to see the current spat between the FBI and Apple rage on about the latter’s use of strong encryption to protect their customers’ privacy. Though this conflict has become a political one with other overtones, and the FBI has recently claimed that they have successfully broken the encryption of a San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone, thus no longer necessitating Apple provide them with a solution, this new conflict is far from over.

The reinvention of ASP.NET WebForms

Do all technologies have an expiration date? ASP.NET WebForms… Redux

No technology is timeless in the eyes of a developer and all have their flaws and perks. However, as Steve Naidamast, a senior software engineer claims, the pendulum of history begins to swing back sooner or later, demonstrating that until the actual foundations of web development change, no new technology will actually be able to benefit anyone in the sense that it is some type of global panacea for such development.

Magic mirror on the wall, do we need encryption at all?

“Digital crack” – A self-induced nightmare

Steve Naidamast, a senior software engineer, talks about the Apple-FBI encryption battle and reveals that the feud has deeper implications which may concern the population. Will we need encryption in the (near) future? That is one puzzle worth deciphering.

'Agile' & 'DevOps' -Two sides of the same type of coin

Agile, DevOps, & U.S. fighter pilots

The same marketing hype that surrounded “Agile” has now switched to “DevOps”; the combination of the two is one way to solve all the issues that IT organizations have been known for. This has generated the chimera of the “full stack” developer, which simply means that now a developer is expected to do it all. What else could it mean?

The ABC of Function Point Analysis

Common Sense Software Engineering – Part VI: Function Point Analysis

In the sixth part of his common sense software engineering series, blogger Steve Naidamast gives us a valuable lesson: although many technical managers avoid using Function Point Analysis, this gem is one of the primary foundations in actual software engineering for developing accurate and sustainable project timelines.

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