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40, Married with 4 children, a full time job, and no time to write a more comprehensive bio.

Do We Really Need Estimates?

Okay, so you’ve read anything I wrote before, you probably know by now, that I am a strong proponent of Agile methodologies. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Estimates Are Wasteful It doesn’t matter if it was a friendly debate with a manager, discussion with a client, heckling from someone in the audience of a presentation, but ...

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10 Things You Should Know When Submitting a Bug

An on-call technical support engineer wakes up groggily at 2am, when his phone rings. It’s a department manager. “Huhhhh? Huhhlllo?” he mumbles into the phone. “Your software doesn’t work!” states the angry voice on the other end. “Uhhh… Could you be more explicit, sir?” asks the still bewildered techy, trying to figure out what’s going on. “Your software doesn’t #&@<ing ...

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How to REPL in C# with CShell

Perhaps the first question should really be ‘what is REPL’? In truth, much like software testing, many developers use it, without knowing that there’s a name for it – or a better way to do it. In this post I will explain what REPL is, how to use it in your development process, and finally, how CShell makes REPLing so ...

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5 Reasons to Manage Your Solo Project’s ALM Process

So I’ve been developing software on the Microsoft stack for just over 10 years, and training and consulting on managing software development with VS-ALM (a.k.a. TFS, a.k.a. Team System) for just over 4 of those years. But in all time training and consulting, I was working with teams – from small 5 person start ups, to enterprises with hundreds of ...

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5 Ways Project HoloLens May Change the World

Ok. So I have just right-clicked the word “HoloLens” and selected Add to Dictionary from the context menu. I believe that this word will be there for a while, and sooner or later, on everybody’s lips. In case you have been out of touch with technology news in the past several days, HoloLens is Microsoft’s newest device, still in its ...

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