No Swearing please, we’re Developers

In our team, I noticed the way we were speaking & the words we were using sounded as if we were trying to influence others of our thoughts & ideas.

Sometimes this made me feel uncomfortable, especially when the recipient didn’t realise they were being influenced (or didn’t know what to do about it) & consequently their opinion was altered as a result of the language used, not merely the content.

(Parental Advisory – explicit content)


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The Cost Of Certification And Professional Exlusion

There’s been a fair amount of chatter recently regarding certifications & whether they’re good, bad or actually provide any value.

I’ve been looking at them from a different perspective – As a self employed Tester, if I can’t afford the certification & any related training costs then I am immediately excluded from roles at companies where the certification is mandatory.

It’s not that I’m not good enough to do the role, its the fact I can’t afford it.


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Visualising Production Data For The Team – 1st Challenge of 2013

I’ve mentioned in previous posts that I’ve started working for a new company. I’ve also mentioned before how I came to love big data & how Development Teams can use it to get an idea of Customer experience on our website.

This post was meant to be a rolling narrative of how my challenge to visualise Production data in my company is progressing, but I’ve been too busy to write it!

What this post is now is a snap shot of where I’m currently up to, how I got there & what I plan to do next.


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