Since meeting Sandro, I have given what and how I code a lot more thought and actually the respect it should be given. Like many developers I get paid to do something I love, something that otherwise would be a hobby. Some developers I’ve met do treat it as a hobby even though it’s [...]
Over the last few years I have been picking up a lot of useful information and experience and none so much as working for General Electric, working with a great management team that just get how development should be done and being able to go to some great conferences like Lean Agile Scotland. (
I am currently sitting in the Airport Lounge at Heathrow Terminal 5 waiting for my final flight home to Leeds. Having started my trip almost 7 days ago to the hour, The first annual Adobe ColdFusion Summit was a real blast and really did have the Adobe Max vibe as already mentioned by Jason Dean.
After having a quick chat with Brian Wernham (@BrianUkulele) on twitter about Spam Text Messages, he mentioned he replied with STOP and it hasn’t helped. I replied saying that IMHO that if you reply STOP then they know they have an active number and will more than likely sell it on.
So rather than [...]
I tweeted something the other day that go a few people tweeting back and I wanted to clear up my thoughts on the subject; my tweet was:
“Do people abuse the term #agile when they probably mean something different? Is it just a Job Spec / Tender buzz word? ‘We’re an Agile Team’”
The reason I [...]
Now that I have finally done my Scotch on the Rocks 2013 presentation, I feel it’s about time that I blogged about this method that I have been using for the last year or so.
What is the Mikado Method?
Simply put it’s a way to work on morphing a system to a better state [...]
I have great pleasure to announce that I will be speaking at Scotch on the Rocks this year, it’s in Edinburgh again from Thursday 6 until Friday 7 June 2013. All attendees of will also get access to the MuraCon EU the day before Wednesday 5 June 2013.
My session will be a slightly improved [...]
After years of trying to support my own blog using a ColdFusion solution I’ve decided to move over and use the biggest one out there WordPress. I thought about using the free hosting option but then decided that I did have a few reason to still have some web space for me to use. My [...]
I was sitting on the edge of the bed,watching my girl friend, who was looking at herself in the mirror. Since her birthday was not far off I asked what she’d like to have for her birthday.
“I’d like to be eight again”, she replied, still looking in the mirror ..
A lot of seasoned ColdFusion developers don’t even know about the great resource that Charlie Arehart updates (He just posts the lists, the technologies they use is not his fault in any way, cough SILVER WHAT? cough)
So if there is any ColdFusion related topic that you want to know about ensure [...]
Over the last couple of years since I have been working at GE the number of work related emails I get have been ever increasing, and so as I have always done I would file them away in to folders, but this wasn’t enough, I needed to be able to classify some emails into more than one folder.
Like many people I have a Gmail account and I love the way you can label things and have more than one label on an email so you can find it easily. From the start of this year I made a real effort to stop using Folder and to start using Categories and with the latest releases of Outlook you can setup search folders for categories.
The Adobe ColdFusion Team have now released a Living Document of the Current Adobe ColdFusion Roadmap.
Some very exciting things coming up in the next couple of releases, which in my view will put Adobe ColdFusion back to where it should be!
Some great updates for both the Server and the IDE (ColdFusion [...]
After the year from hell, things have settled and I’m getting myself back on to the speaking circuit and this time I’m going to push myself outside of my comfort zone, as I always try to at work (Otherwise life gets boring)
First of all I put forward a session for Lean Agile Scotland, [...]
I got this tip from a member of our Java team, I’ll be honest about it, I dismissed it for a while because I couldn’t see how it would help and basically couldn’t get my head round it. That was until a few months ago, when I was creating “Kev’s Fabulous ANT Script” (More on [...]
Team Geek: – A Software Developer’s Guide to Working Well
by Brian W. Fitzpatrick, Ben Collins-Sussman
Publisher: O’Reilly Media – Released: July 2012 – Pages: 194
For a book of so few pages, it has a lot crammed into it.
The authors have great backgrounds in [...]