The Teacher of the Year 2015 is…

The final Poll for the Teacher of the Year 2015 award is now closed. Many thanks for your votes. Our last 3 finalists are Dr. Axel Rauschmayer, Erik Dietrich and Tomas Petricek. You can see details of each of our finalists here: Dr. Axel Rauschmayer Erik Dietrich Tomas Petricek And the winner is… Dr. Axel…

Learning Regular Expressions

In the recent Q&A on developer career strategies Cory House said he tried to follow the principle of learning “just in time, not just in case” adding that he’s better off focusing on the fundamentals than learning some speculative new technology. I think this is something that requires further explanation because it might be something…

Teacher of the Year Finalist Dr. Axel Rauschmayer

Axel has been programming since 1985 and developing web applications since 1995. He held his first talk on Ajax in 2006, and has done extensive research into programming language design. He’s followed the state and future of JavaScript since its creation. Axel has taught software engineering at the University of Munich and web development as…

Teacher of the Year 2015 Finalist Kate Gregory

Kate Gregory is a a founding partner of Gregory Consulting Limited. She has over three decades of software development experience in a variety of programming languages including Fortran, PL/I, C++, Java, Visual Basic, and C#. One of the services her company provides is mentoring, such as getting old-school C++ programmers up to speed with modern…

Teacher of the Year 2015 Finalist Steve McConnell

Steve McConnell has spent most of his career focused on educating software professionals. He’s written many critically acclaimed books, including: Code Complete, 1st and 2nd editions Rapid Development Software Project Survival Guide Professional Software Development Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art I’ve recently reviewed Code Complete 2nd edition myself, and am currently reading Rapid Development.…

Teacher of the Year 2015 Finalist Tomas Petricek

Tomas Petricek is a long-term F# enthusiast, frequent conference speaker and co-authored “Real-World Fun­ctional Programming” with Jon Skeet. He gained his expertise in F# by contributing to its development while working as a contractor at Microsoft Research. He is a founder of DualNotion ltd. where he provides training and consulting services. His book Real World…