Keep Your Blood Flowing


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One of the drawbacks of life as a programmer, along with most other professions, is that we are required to spend most of our day sat at a desk. There have been a lot of studies indicating that this is … Read more

Life Without Resharper


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I recently (finally) upgraded to visual studio 2013. One unfortunate consequence of this was that the version of Resharper I was using (v7) was no longer supported. I was disappointed to find that my license was not enough to obtain … Read more

Take a Break


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I returned home yesterday following a week-long holiday in Barbados. It’s a beautiful island, but more importantly having a week off work gave my brain, and the rest of me, a chance to rest and recuperate.

Most of us accept, … Read more

Done Done


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At one of my first jobs, as part of my introduction to the team, my new boss sat me down and bluntly told me:

Please don’t tell me something is done, unless it is actually done.

A few years later, … Read more

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Programmers


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I first read Stephen Covey’s book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,  in my early twenties. It’s a great, thought-provoking book that tries to simplify life’s biggest questions and challenges into a handful of practices and principles. Could … Read more

TDD – Should I or Shouldn’t I?


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TDD is great, but it can be tough going at times.

Over the past ten years or so I have had a somewhat rocky relationship with TDD. There have been times when I employed it religiously, and others when I … Read more