JANUARY 21, 2021
We discuss anti-patterns, including what they are, and how they apply to our work with SuiteScript. Specifically, The Boat Anchor, Deep Dark Dead Code, Source Control by Filename, The God Object/Swiss Army Knife, The Golden Hammer, Organization by Script Type, High-wire Releases.
JANUARY 14, 2021
An interview with Eric Birdsall, NetSuite Developer and Administrator at Creative Safety Supply. We discuss Eric's journey to NetSuite, how college is not for everyone, psychological burnout, how Worth = Reward - Cost, and signs, causes, and prevention of burnout.
JANUARY 6, 2021
We discuss the concept of commoditization and how it applies to services and software development in particular. How, in the eyes of your buyers, your code and processes don't help to differentiate you from your competitors. How being busy doesn't necessarily mean that you're being successful. How specialization can act as a defense to commoditization, and specialization's numerous additional benefits.
DECEMBER 30, 2020
We look back at 2020 and forward to 2021. What went right, and what went wrong, in our businesses. NetSuite's 2020 developments. Eric's "pivot" and Tim's quest to specialize. And more.
DECEMBER 23, 2020
An interview with Adam Partee, Vice President Business of Development at Maverick Fulfillment, a third-party logistics company. We discuss Maverick's NetSuite-first business strategy, how NetSuite is listening to feedback and improving its WMS offering, some of the shortcomings of the NetSuite WMS (cycle counts, inventory management, supplier integration), and how Adam believes that as a developer, you should learn the business behind your code.
DECEMBER 16, 2020
An interview with Chloë Windahl, Business Systems Administrator and highly motivated NetSuite administrator at Ednetics. We discuss Chloë's background, her path to NetSuite, her passion for motocross, and some "saved search sorcery."
DECEMBER 9, 2020
We discuss the development tools and services that we use - for SuiteScript projects and beyond. What we use to write code. The "official" toolset (WebStorm, SDF, and Jest). Source control. Managing tasks and to-dos. Managing documentation. Third-party libraries. Tim's non-SuiteScript tools/platforms.
DECEMBER 2, 2020
Inspired by Alex Lakatos's "Things I Wish I’d Learned Sooner After Being a Developer for 10 Years," we discuss the importance of soft skills, imposter syndrome and imposters, the importance of continuous learning and exploring, the potential benefits of specializing, strategies for doing deep work, and more.
NOVEMBER 25, 2020
A follow-up to our interview with Chidi Okwudire. We discuss the many possible paths to becoming a SuiteScript developer, the benefits of specialization, the importance of continuous learning, the massive responsibility of customizing an ERP, and more.
NOVEMBER 18, 2020
An interview with Chidi Okwudire, a NetSuite Specialist and Creator of NetSuite Insights.
• Chidi's LinkedIn Profile
• NetSuite Insights
• NetSuite Course Catalog
• NetSuite Course: ERP Fundamentals
• NetSuite Course: Administrator Fundamentals
• NetSuite Course: Exploring the NetSuite Platform
• StrongPoint Automated Testing Webinar
• SuiteCloud Unit Testing
• The Future of CX, Featuring Larry Ellison
• Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)
• Alexander Hamilton: Writings
Eric is a SuiteScript Strategist who advises development teams on how to build successful, sustainable SuiteScript practices.
Tim develops Web-based solutions for the NetSuite platform.