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We Don’t Need Another Hero

I just began reading Brownfield Application Development in .Net and came across a statement that I found very interesting. "We Don't Need Another Hero" The book does an awesome job describing something called the "Hero Programmer Syndrome". This is defined as someone who will do whatever it takes to meet ridiculous deadlines. They may come

Challenge Yourself This Year: July Goals Progress

Earlier in the year I made a list of goals I wanted to accomplish this year and decided to publish my progress periodically here…to produce some sort of accountability. And as usual, seeing Darrell’s update made me realize that it’s been way to long since my last update! Technical Goals Read the following books: Patterns

Re: An Anemic Community

Kevin wrote an interesting post in which he expressed his concern for the anemic state of the .Net developer community when compared to that of other communities. I started jotting down a response and saw I was getting carried away so I thought I'd post my thoughts here instead. I heard a comment a couple

Challenge Yourself This Year: March Goals Progress

I just saw that Darrell posted his goals progress for the year which reminded me that I promised to do the same. (Thanks for the reminder, Darrell). But before I go over my status, I want to share a quote I heard on twitter today. continuous improvement is a personal thing, if you are "continuously"

Challenge Yourself This Year

January 1st. Usually around this time of year I create a list of pie-in-the-sky resolutions for the new year, although they are almost always forgotten by Valentines Day. Like most people, I start out uber motivated with full intentions of keeping that pace throughout the year. But that eagerness fizzles out as the weeks go

Nothin’ But .Net – Experience of a Lifetime

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend one of Jean-Paul Boodhoo's infamous .Net Bootcamps. And it, by far, exceeded it's reputation as one of the most intense (and rewarding) .Net courses available. We started each day at 9:00 AM and the earliest we got out on any night was 11:00. In fact on Thurs.