Book Review – Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss

Do you enjoy the fine art of negotiation?  Do you like testing your skill against a skilled opponent?  Do you want to build your negotiating repertoire and feel you’ve achieved the best deal possible when bargaining? I do.  Negotiation has always been a pursuit that I have enjoyed and a skill I have sought to[…]

The Best Process Management Book Ever! The Goal

In 2013 I read what was, and still is, in my opinion the most insightful process management book around.  The Goal by Eli Goldratt is a business book in novel format.  It follows the ups and downs of an embattled plant manager Alex Rogo, as he tries to save his plant from the corporate chopping block. […]

“Git” Outta Here!

My journey to a new Source Control Repository technology mastery is well under way.  Recently I’ve made the leap from Team Foundation Source Control to Git.  The move comes after much consideration on my part.  Why change?  Doesn’t Team Foundation Server do pretty much the same as Git?  Is it really worth the upheaval to change everything over to a Git repository?

Sigh….

I struggled with all of these questions.  Eventually I was won over by the undeniably huge acceptance of Git in both the open source and private development communities, the branching flexibility of Git, and the just downright speediness Git. […]

Top Five Books for Software Development Professionals

Code Complete Steve McConnell The foundation of your library could do worse than to start with Code Complete.  This book guides you from the basics of code convention and standards step by step through more advanced architectural comprehension.  Once you’ve read it cover to cover it will become an indispensable reference. Many coders have used[…]