Matthew Tyson

Matthew Tyson

Contributing writer

Matthew Tyson is a founder of Dark Horse Group, Inc. He believes in people-first technology. When not playing guitar, Matt explores the backcountry and the philosophical hinterlands. He has written for JavaWorld since 2007.

Articles by Matthew Tyson

Dark secrets of developer motivation
Opinion

Dark secrets of developer motivation

Effective developers benefit the business in ways obvious and subtle, but leading them for maximum performance is notoriously tricky. The key is being able to relate to the developer’s mindset.
September 8, 2022
Where Web 3.0 is taking the software industry
Opinion

Where Web 3.0 is taking the software industry

Web 3.0, blockchain, and decentralization are charged ideas, with vocal supporters and critics. But there is actual work being done here that will impact the software industry in profound ways.
June 24, 2022
Rekindling the thrill of programming
Opinion

Rekindling the thrill of programming

Coding can be tedious, dreary, and stressful. Zooming out to reflect on how extraordinary software programming is can bring back the wonder.
June 10, 2022
Coding leaders forge a new path for IT career advancement
Opinion

Coding leaders forge a new path for IT career advancement

It used to be received wisdom that a programmer’s career had an expiration date, that the transition to management was the only way forward, and that the transition meant an end to coding. That truism is changing.
May 27, 2022
The technologist’s classic blunder
Opinion

The technologist’s classic blunder

Steve Jobs fell for it, so did Steve Sewell, founder of Builder.io, among countless others. But avoiding it takes just a simple mindset shift.
May 13, 2022