Obtaining Loyal Customers with a Sub-Par Product

Building a startup from scratch is hard work. Particularly, when you’re a solo founder, such as myself. You simply have limited time. There is a constant, balancing act between where to focus: customer engagement, product management, engineering, design, etc. For me, the order is: Customers Product management Engineering Without customers you can’t develop the product […]

Active Record Subqueries using Rails and PostgreSQL

This article, briefly covers the idea of using the Active Record in Ruby on Rails with to create a subqueries to improve searches of a PostgreSQL database. An example where a subquery in SQL could be useful is: We have a table called comments which has three columns: author, comment_text, and created_at. The goal is […]

Roles in an Organization

Officially, my job title is a Software Engineer. What is your official job title? Does your job title define what you do? I highly doubt it. A function provided to the organization is a role. A collection of roles make up job families / titles. This distinction is the primary difficulty in job searching, promoting […]