Is It Possible The Sony Hack Was Just A Publicity Stunt?

What if Sony never was really hacked? Or worse yet, if Sony hacked themselves? I know this sounds a bit crazy–and I admit, I AM a bit crazy–but, indulge me for a few minutes of your time and perhaps I’ll convince you that it just might be possible that the whole thing was staged for a very specific purpose… Why …


How I got Robert (Uncle Bob) Martin to Write a Foreword For My Book

Last week my publisher, Manning, gave me a little surprise. They told me that my new book, Soft Skills: The Software Developer’s Life Manual was going to publish early; that anyone who ordered before December 14th would be able to get the print version in their hands by Christmas (barring any unforeseen circumstances.) This was very exciting, until I realized …

Zephyr vs. qTest

Zephyr vs. qTest

I often get asked about test management software. Specifically, which solution is best and which ones I recommend. So, I thought I would do a little post comparing Zephyr to qTest, since they have fairly similar offerings. In all fairness, I want to provide a full disclosure and let you know that Zephyr sponsored this post. But… as you know, …

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What It Actually Means to Market Yourself as a Software Developer

Today is your lucky day! No, really it is. I am going to tell you exactly what it means to market yourself as a software developer and why it just might not be such a bad thing. Believe me, I know what you are thinking. I get a lot of flak about the idea of marketing yourself or doing any …


Take the Harder Road

In this video, I talk about why it is usually a good idea to take the harder road, when faced with two choices and also how important it is to specialize.