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Experiences of Test Automation: Case Studies of Software Test Automation Book Review

I highly recommend this book to everyone in the business of building software. Before you attempt to automate your testing, read this book!


Microsoft moved my cheese again and I don't really care to find it.

Over the years Microsoft has not only moved my cheese, they have also quite often eaten it.

2010 in a piece of Sh*t

So this morning I go to my blog (, or what used to be my blog, and find it redirecting to

.NET Architecture and Development Book Recommendations 2010 End of Year

I have decided to push out another book recommendation blog. There have been a ton of books come out this year both good and bad. Please don't the Shiny Turds Books that do not Cut the Mustard *-Do not Buy-* section. It is next to the last in the list.

Free 1000-page ebook by Charles Petzold entitled Programming Windows Phone 7

Microsoft has released a free 1000-page ebook by Charles Petzold entitled "Programming Windows Phone 7". It is actually pretty sweet, especially for free.

Silverlight is Dead, Long live HTML 5??? Really? HTML 5

Personally PDC bored me to death (until Bob did his interview). I didn’t go, that may have kept me awake during the Keynote. I do not need to pay 5K a year to maintain a software license just so MS can help me develop HTML 5. EVERYONE will be doing that.

Recruiters, I really want a job, but please stop wasting our time

I get approximately a dozen phones calls and 15 emails a day when I put out my resume. If I answer just one of them, it is a good day. There are several reasons I don’t answer, and it baffles me as to why I received the call or email in the first place. Recruiters, to help you stop wasting your time, I have listed a few reason I won’t answer you.


Sticking it to the Man, Our Day will Come

As I look out across the industry at what companies are doing to employees, at least in IT, what I see disgusted me. Many companies are not refusing to pay because they can’t; they are refusing to pay because they want to take advantage of the current economy. Fear is holding employees prisoner to job conditions they normally would have never seen.

Technical Interviews and Interviewers that Suck and how to Avoid Them

Over the past 6 to 9 months I have interviewed with quite a few companies. The current economy has created a few new breeds of interviewer, breeds our field could do without.....

Thinking in Systems Book Review

I recommend this book to anyone that wants a little more logic in their thought life. I really does put a new perspective on things.


patterns and practices Improving Web Services Security in a printed hard copy

Would you like to see patterns & practices Improving Web Services Security in a printed hard copy?

The Personal Software Process (PSP) Body of Knowledge Version 1.0

Get the Personal Software Process (PSP) Body of Knowledge Version 1.0.


READ THIS: VS2008 Beta2 VPCs expiring prematurely

Microsoft recently discovered that the VPCs we distributed as part of the VS2008 Beta2 release will expire on Thursday, November 1, 2007, much earlier than they had originally expected.

GOT BOK? Software Development related Body of Knowledge List

There are several BOK around today. Most of them are pretty cool and contain a lot of information, or at least a reference to a lot of information. Here are the BOKs I know about that relate to Software Development.

Take a break with Spinal Tap

Spinal Tap will be playing London's Wembley on 07-07-2007. Take a 5 minute break and watch the Spinal Tap member update here. It is definitely worth checking out.