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When Casals (then age 93) was asked why he continued to practice the cello three hours a day, he replied, “I’m beginning to notice some improvement.” Much of what we do as software developers requires an immense amount of knowledge and training. We certainly weren’t born knowing how to program. […]

Even Doctors Call it Practice


Start early I started programming at a relatively young age. In 3rd grade we were given access to some Apple IIe computers. The curriculum mostly centered around outputting our names to the computer screen. Certainly nothing to write home about, but certainly fun for any 8 year old with limited […]

Advice to my younger self



What is Asp.Net Core? Asp.Net Core is so new that Microsoft hasn’t even officially updated it’s name on the Asp.Net website. Formerly known as Asp.Net 5, Asp.Net Core (Core) is the next evolution of the .Net framework. It has been completely written from the ground up and all of the […]

Day 1 – A Look at Asp.Net Core


I’ve been a professional developer since 1999. After more than 16 years in the business I’ve had my share of ups and downs. My motivation has come and gone. My ambition and determination has been hit-and-miss over the years. However, a number of years ago something changed in me. My […]

Avoid The Mid-Career Doldrums


Education A good education will go a long way. Many employers would like to see a degree in a relevant field. Some will require it. Be aware that some companies and industries may have different requirements. If you’ve got specific hope-and-dream jobs in mind, it might prove beneficial to keep […]

Education vs Experience



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Teach others what you learn As developers, we have to retain a lot of knowledge. A new concept presents itself almost daily if we are active in our learning. You have probably learned several things that could help you to become a better developer and then simply forgot them within […]

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