Final, almost final farewell

It was good, but a little strange, to be back with everyone at Just Retirement again. There were a number of people I was very pleased to see again, and I couple of people I was sorry to see not there and hope I can find a way to meet up again with. It was…

Why moving to a new job improves your skills

I’ve just finished the first week of my new job. Before I started, it appeared to be, superficially, fairly similar to my previous role: both are software development roles mostly use the same Microsoft and JetBrains technologies, both practice Test Driven Development and follow other Agile principles to deliver I.T. change. That is about where…

Resignation Letter

It’s been a week of mixed emotions. I am so pleased to have been offered and accepted a great new job. But I am also going to be leaving another great job and many people who I’ve been friends with for a long time. Here is my resignation letter. 28th August 2014 Dear Sirs, I…

Start living your dreams today as a Software Developer

What would you do if you hit the lottery? How can you do some of that right now? Individuals are the sole cause of anything that’s ever happened. This quote is the end of Philip Su’s Goodbye Microsoft, Hello Facebook blog post. In it he gives advice on working more constructively with your colleagues and…

Making The Most Of Pluralsight

My latest article is available now on Outlier Developer and I am thrilled with the initial response. First Aaron Skonnard retweeted to 101k followers and then Pluralsight retweeted to 203k followers. On Outlier Developer, there have been some very interesting comments left. Please keep them coming! I will respond to as many as I can.…

Outlier Developer: The Road From Nobody To Half A Somebody

Outlier Developer is a new site created by Cory House for developers aspiring to do more with their careers. There is also a new course called “Becoming an Outlier: Reprogramming the developer mind”, which at the time of writing, is the 2nd most popular course on Pluralsight. My latest post The Road From Nobody To Half…