Phil Johnson

Writer/Editor at ITworld

I'm a writer and editor for ITworld.com, after having survived 17 years in the corporate wild as a software/web developer, technical lead and project manager.

In my spare time these days, when I'm not chauffeuring my daughters to and from school, lessons and Justin Bieber movies (ugh), I enjoy drawing cartoons, tweeting and taking pictures of cranes.

10 tried and true methods for breaking coder’s block

6 things all good software code has in common

6 things all good software code has in common

Not all source code is created equal. Here’s what developers say makes some software code far better than others.

How to run a successful software development team

How to run a successful software development team

Experienced software engineering leaders share what it takes to get the most out of your team.

5 tips for hiring software developers

5 tips for hiring software developers

Hiring programmers is hard, but these tips from companies trying to improve the process just might help you to better identify, recruit, and evaluate coding talent.

Job outlook: Starting salaries for recent computer science graduates

Job outlook: Starting salaries for recent computer science graduates

This infographic based on a survey of recent college graduates demonstrates just how much the job market loves computer science majors

Welcome to the workforce: Advice for new programmers

Welcome to the workforce: Advice for new programmers

Veteran software developers share the lessons they’ve learned over the years about how to successfully navigate the professional coding business.

Superclass: 14 of the world’s best living programmers

Superclass: 14 of the world’s best living programmers

When developers discuss who the world’s top programmer is, these names tend to come up a lot

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