Monthly Archives: May 2016

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With the advent of Agile techniques, thankfully companies that try to control every aspect of a software project in order to measure progress are becoming a thing of the past, thankfully far fewer than twenty or thirty years ago when I started as a software developer. I blogged about the dangers of tight control a […]

Just over a year ago I blogged about the problems I was having installing Umbraco via Visual Studio. At the time, I couldn’t get Visual Studio 2013 to install correctly, and Visual Studio 2012 only worked correctly when Resharper was turned off. I created quite a few sites in this manner. The original problem was […]

I listened to an old podcast from Dot Net Rocks recently Technical Debt isn’t Technical with Einer Host, which went on to explain how Technical Debt isn’t a technical problem. Using Agile techniques, once the sprint has been set by the product owner, programmers are left to themselves to organise the work and to slowly […]

Sixteen years ago I was working on a VB6 Access VBA contract. The first version of .NET had yet to be released. About that time Microsoft brought out a version of Java which was not widely accepted due to it being different to standard Java (and developers not wanting Microsoft to control Java), which led […]

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Team members often think estimates are only useful for stakeholders and managers. Here’s how they ca

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Talking about problems after they occur is too late. A pre-mortem can help a team avoid problems. 

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Scrum Master jobs are on the rise and so are their salaries. But is everything as it seems?

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Many apps today are just static files on the front end - HTML and JavaScript - with something powerf

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Speedscope.app is an online "flamegraph visualizer" that you can also install offline. It

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.NET Core is cross-platform and open-source. Tell someone, maybe your boss. A good reminder. It

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I'm continuing my "Computer Stuff They Didn't Teach You" series on YouTube. Plea

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