Software Development

Importance of Learning the Tools You Already Have

Nov 07, 2013 No Comments by

I am approaching the 1 year mark having switched from Windows to Mac OS as my primary platform for most computing activities. Being a software developer working primarily in the .Net space, I do run Windows 7 instance on a VMware instance. But the largest learning curve for me, in comparisson to my experience on […]

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Candy and Legos

Oct 18, 2013 No Comments by

It is a tired old cliche, but I feel like a kid in a candy store. As developers, new technologies and frameworks are confectionary. For me, I am falling in love with a new kind of candy. I have spent the majority of my career designing and building back-end business systems, but I have seriously […]

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Some Thoughts on Pragmatic Testing and Automation

Jul 12, 2013 No Comments by

Maybe it’s just me, but I have to admit, I have struggled to get my head around the different concepts of automated testing so as to make practical sense in my development life, and to understand what I am really trying to accomplish when I build and maintain tests.  The fact is that there are […]

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Location Independence: Part 2

Apr 18, 2013 No Comments

In Part 1, I talked about location independence, my objective to achieve it and my observations about what it means and what I see it will likely take to get there for me.  Again, this isn’t a success story…yet.  This is a work in progress, and I want to capture these experiences for my myself […]

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Visual Studio Style

Mar 21, 2012 No Comments

Visual Studio has been my primary IDE for the majority of my career.  It has gone through several versions, each one bringing with it a degree of additional extendibility in the form of Extension, Add-Ins and a growing list of customizations that can be applied to the VS environment, both functionally and aesthetically.  I recently […]

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Getting Organized

Mar 06, 2012 No Comments

Observations 2011 closed out a crazy year, with a lot going on, a lot accomplished and learned, and a lot of questions looking forward into the future.  The first decade of the millennium blew by fast, hard and furious, leaving my head spinning.  As a software developer who weathered the Great Internet Bubble, and the […]

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