Smarts will get only so far, but you need more to get further

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A few years back, I received high praise from our CTO: he went out of his way to call me a “top-notch” developer after he left the company. And this wasn’t some young hipster, high-five-everybody executive; this guy was, to many, tough as nails. Since then, I’ve received the same…

Using code coverage tools will help reveal where it’s needed

The original wording of my views on Code Coverage may have been misleading in past articles. Let’s take the opportunity to discuss the key values of using these tools, so you can find and validate what is important to you.

Complete doesn’t have to mean 100%

In the past, we’ve discussed real-time code coverage tools, like…

And this type of finesse can’t simply be stumbled upon

About 10 years ago, one of my colleagues once said that Javascript was going to overtake the software development industry. Servers, apps, 3D games, it’ll all be written in Javascript. I scoffed at the idea back then, blinded by the pride I was taught early in my career that Web…

Open doors by becoming the key-maker

Open up a door for the underdogs

Software development in the 2000s was a different time than it is now, but some of the same challenges are still relevant. Open-source wasn’t as well embraced by the “professional” software development industry, and gaining the experience required to get yourself employed was tough without connections. …

Jeffrey Bakker

Professional geek. Wannabe cyclist.

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