So last week, Robert Scoble posted this blog entry. Robert comes clean with some stuff he has been given, and I would like tio do the same. First of all, if you see a review on this blog (or here) by me then it's probably because someone gave me product. I have a couple resources for product. I am a member of Xtras.Net XDN (my subscription was given to me, BTW, but I may pay next year) which provides a free product every month.I have also been given a subscription to Developer Experess' product line (partially because of my How...
Best Interview Processes...
So as you may know I spent the last 9 months looking for a career move. I didn't want a new job; I wanted a better job. So with Eric Wise's Interview questions in hand, I interviewed (and turned down) a lot of companies in the last year; I also ticked off a lot of recruiters because I just wouldn't take that position... In the last 2 months I had 2 really good opportunities. During both their interview processes I found a pleasant surprise: a really intelligent interview process that let me demonstrate my knowledge without being a total pain.
Hey, everyone (who reads my personal feed). After working at [corporation's name removed to protect me from possible lawsuits] for the last 5 years, it was time to move on. I just accepted a job with ASPSoft and will be working with John Papa. Hence the new banner I added to the HTML version of my blog. Many thanks John and Jon!
[small update... I added the links to Nemerle and Boo].
No, I'm not dreaming of Halloween. I have been fooling with SharpDevelop and discovered that there are bindings for Nemerle and Boo. Since I hadn't played with either (but have heard about both via Miguel de Icaza's Blog -- the lead on Mono).Languages have always been an interest of mine. So this weekend I decided to forego my 7th attempt at VC++ and I read through the Boo tutorial and I have to say at this that I can see a lot of reasons to use it. Boo is very similar...
Loosely coupled... dangerous??
[I'm doing an experiment. I'm writing this post using Writely and FireFox instead of using the CodeBetter Editor and IE6... BTW it didn't work... I guess I need to try something else]Over the last month during the holidays and my own blogging block I have been reading a book on Patterns (Yes, DonXML, I finally did it). Mainly because I feel that I have reached a point with my knowledge in my Object Oriented journey that I really need to see some new ways of doing things. The book I had was Professional Design Patterns in VB.NET. Admittedly I didn't...