Category: Personal Learning and Growth

Are Stand-ups a Waste of Time

Are stand-ups a Waste of time for developers?   I used to think so.  I have been doing stand-ups for the past two months and I now think they are brilliant!

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Why I Removed Social Media From My Phone

Good-bye Twitter Good-bye Facebook Good-bye Skype Good-by Snapchat

Posted in Balanced Life, Facebook, Personal Learning and Growth, Personal Thoughts, Pinterest, Social Media, Twitter

Using FitBit as a Software Developer

Confession: I am a Software Developer and I do not move much. My wife had gotten a FitBit and was loyally using it. She offered to let me where it for a day which I did not do, but rather

Posted in Balanced Life, Developer, Downtime, Personal Learning and Growth, Personal Thoughts

Joined the Dark Side and Loving It

A while back now I had a friendly debate with a colleague. It began innocently in a pub on a Friday night and it was Web Forms vrs MVC in the DotNet framework. I was anti-MVC for various reasons and

Posted in DotNet, Personal Learning and Growth, Personal Thoughts, Web

My Story

Here is my story as a developer. I started out playing on Commodore 64 in elementary school. I would have to give a lot of credit to the Librarian at Valleyview Public School. He had allowed me to work with

Posted in Developement, Personal Learning and Growth, Personal Thoughts, Professional Development, Visual Basic, Web

Sometimes You Just Need a Smile

Sometimes you just need a smile.  Like most, I have good, bad and terrible days, but I found something that makes me smile.  Like a lot of developers, I have a few vendor stickers on my equipment. My kids noticed

Posted in Personal Learning and Growth, Personal Thoughts

Developers are Artists

Posted in Developer, Ideas, Personal Learning and Growth, Personal Thoughts

All The Small Things

All the small things are often forgotten. In software development we are taught to take a large problem and break it down to its smallest component. Often as software developer we can make a daunting task less complicated by following

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Development Team Relationships

This week I pushed out some old blogs outlining the relationships between senior and more junior developers. I did this because I thought it was very important to listen to each other. We can all learn from old and new

Posted in Developer, How To, Ideas, Junior, Leadership, Listening, Personal Learning and Growth, Personal Thoughts, Professional Development, Senior, Skills, Team

Enhance Your Technology Career By Learning To Speak

Have you ever had a customer, co-worker or manager look at you as if you had two heads? When an IT Professional, speaks it is very important that who we speak to understands what we are saying. You cannot sell

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