Shamoon Siddiqui

Part time technologist. Part time dreamer.


Why your previous developer was terrible

And why your current one seems so amazing


You hired a new developer for a project you’re working on and she seems to…


What is quality code?

Why spending time on quality matters

Being a developer, you’re often caught in the middle of “get it done so we can ship” and “do it right so that we…


How to get a job by failing


Getting a job can be a tough, nerve wracking, stressful, ulcer inducing experience. Some professions have a naturally easier time than others, so for all of you…


How to stick to something when all you want to do is stop


Perhaps the single hardest thing to do is to stick to doing something for some period of time. Especially if it’s good for you…

Publications edited by Shamoon Siddiqui

My thoughts on the state of software development

How doing nothing the right way is better than doing something the wrong way.


How Venture Capitalists ruin Innovation


My apologies Fred Wilson, Paul Graham, Mark Andreessen, Peter Thiel and the rest. I respect and admire you all, and your colleagues. You have all…


How to hire your next developer


First, realize what you’re trying to do. For better or worse, developers are a highly sought after resource — at least the good ones. But you don’t want the…


Bitcoin: The 6 innovations that changed the world


As the world was seemingly on the brink of financial ruin, a whitepaper was posted to a cryptography mailing list titled, “Bitcoin: A


Why developers never finish their projects


Every developer starts about 100 projects that never end up going anywhere. So many good ideas, so few executed ideas. Just about every software…


Google made me Dumb

And I wonder what it did to you


I used to be smart. I swear it. Ask my friends and they’ll tell you that I used to be a fountain of knowledge and…


Why your previous developer was terrible

And why your current one seems so amazing


You hired a new developer for a project you’re working on and she seems to…


Why I have to live forever

And how I plan to do it


Immortality has been a goal for humans for as long as time has existed. The first known instance of this is the Epic