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I started off my career coding in a Microsoft shop. C#, .NET, even a lot of really old Classic ASP. I remember taking applications that were actively being used internally and implementing inheritance— just for fun. Just to learn and apply it. I was thrown into the fire and very much learned as I went along.… Read more
Around the end of November, I was forwarded an email from Amazon that contained a promotion for Amazon Alexa Skill developers. If you published an Alexa skill by the end of November, they would send you a free sweatshirt. I had been wanting to create an Alexa app for a while, so I did a… Read more
Dwight Eisenhower was the 34th president and a five star general in World War II. He won dominated his first election, built the Interstate Highway System, and created NASA. He was quite the productive person. These days, many know him for a productivity technique he practiced known as the Eisenhower matrix. The eisenhower matrix is based… Read more
I’ve been a software developer for a long time and have run into many types of leaders over the leaders. As I transition into more of a lead role I’ve begun to realize just how important leadership is in the success of a software project. Way back when I was starting out in the software… Read more
All too often I run into development projects that have little to no unit tests. Unit testing is seen as an extra task that takes up too much of the developer’s time. Surprisingly, it seems that the open source community and individual developers have no problems adding unit tests. It is the companies and big… Read more
It’s been almost two years since John Sonmez of SimpleProgrammer.com started his free blogging course for software developers and since I signed up to receive the emails. I read each one, had a plan in place, but ultimately never executed. I wasn’t fully convinced of the benefits and didn’t have the time needed to get a blog… Read more