Profile: David Thielen

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Dave, Windward's founder and CEO, is passionate about building superb software teams from scratch and dramatically improving the productivity of existing software teams. He's really proud that he once created a game so compelling (Enemy Nations) that a now-professional World of Warcraft player lost his job for playing it incessantly on company time. You can read more from Dave on his personal blog, and at Huffington Post.


Posted on 12/01/2015

We’re creating a word processor that runs in the browser. A web worker recalculating the layout of the document in the background seemed at first to be a no-brainer. That would have no impact on the UI and could recalculate as a background thread. This is definitely how you would code it if it was […] …read more

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Posted on 11/26/2015

To all our U.S. customers, we wish you a happy Thanksgiving. …read more

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Posted on 11/19/2015

The topic of Windward’s select statement wizards has come up a couple of different ways recently (both internally and externally), so it’s a good time to reiterate our company’s goal with these. The purpose of the wizards is to be able to create 100% of the XML and SQL select statements that 95% of our […] …read more

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Posted on 11/16/2015

Six months ago, the below song was written as France’s response to the Charlie Hebdo terrorist murders. It speaks just as eloquently to the murders this past Friday. …read more

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Posted on 09/14/2015

The standard core responsibilities for companies are these: the stockholders, the employees and the customers. And unfortunately at many companies, the core responsibility in practice is to only the stockholders and senior executives. That leads to a very short-sighted company — generally trying to cash-cow existing products. At Windward our core responsibilities are employees, customers, […] …read more

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