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Software Development Survey 2017

  So, you’re a developer? or an architect? or maybe even a technical delivery manager? Great 🙂 I need you! I’m currently doing some research for an upcoming book, and for a new software product, and who better to ask than those that are building and delivering software solutions each and every day? So I’d like […]


Never drag and drop files between servers again!

IT professionals (and amateurs), it’s time we had a chat. It’s time to stop dragging and dropping (or copying and pasting) files between servers and/or workstations. It’s clumsy. It’s childish. It uses memory on the server. Oh, and there’s a really easy tool to copy files built into Windows – Robocopy. Here’s the basic premise: you […]


How I Hire Developers

I’ll start by saying I’m not an expert on this topic. This has worked for us but is not guaranteed to be either the best answer or perfect for your environment. We have evolved our hiring process over the course of 3.5 years, starting when I first got into the role and was rebuilding a […]