About half my career has been inside professional service firms. The work has quite a few perks and you’re constantly pushed to learn new things. Having spent quite a bit of time within IT departments as a manager I did sometimes missed the wealth of different clients and projects you’re exposed to as a [...]
Unit testing is a practice that takes years to sink in. For many the first experience with the green/red bar is interesting, but not life altering. Maybe it was just a quick demo. They go back to the normal debugging patterns in the IDE or with printing output to the terminal. They try testing [...]
The picture pretty much speaks for itself. I haven’t had to make business cards on my own in years, but Zazzle made it pretty simple to do online. I created the logo at faceyourmanga.it. Even in the days of the web a card can have some impact.
As a project manager on dozens of projects I have sent hundreds or perhaps thousands of project status reports. I’ve read even more status reports as a development manager often showing up Friday afternoons in the old inbox.
Every status report needs to cover the basics like budget, scope, and schedule. Other than that the [...]
A few weeks ago at the local Ruby Users Group meeting there was a suggestion of actually writing some code at the meeting. The suggestion was to use a Ruby Quiz exercise. It was quiz #16, a Rock, Paper, Scissors simulation. We broke up into small groups of about three people, coded for maybe [...]