• Tools Still Matter

    Last week, I facilitated the Open Spaces at the awesome CodeMash conference. The theme of the Open Spaces was “Techniques Not Tools.” While I certainly agree with the sentiment, I still believe tools matter. In my professional development, I work in .NET 1.1 using Visual Studio 2003 and I assure you there are limitations imposed […]

  • Recent Adventures in Podcasting

    I managed to continue my quest for over-exposure at two events in the month of October.  If you have any interest in my take on software development, conferences and developer community, then check these out. First, I sat down with Andrew McNeil of the FoxShow over breakfast in Mesa, AZ. Andrew and I were both […]

  • The Paradox of Simplicity

    In agile development, it is common to hear people say “do the simplest thing that could possible work.” This is a corollary to YAGNI or “you ain’t gonna’ need it.” I don’t hear many of my fellow developers outside of the agile movement arguing with those sentiments. It seems we can all agree that we […]