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Test Driven Design

I was recently introduced to a concept that has been around for a long time. Test Driven Design strives for 100% test coverage for every line of code written. At a first glance this seems really expensive, but after reading … Continue reading

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When to invest in a tech company

One could say that I’ve been around the block when it comes to tech companies and start-ups, so a question that I get quite often from investors is “Is this a good investment?” It’s not a really easy question to answer, … Continue reading

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How to read tech job postings

I may have Blogged on this before but things are heating up with respect to tech jobs, so it’s probably a good idea to revisit this topic. There are a number of job search engines that troll job posting sites … Continue reading

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“You Know?”

I was in a customer meeting last week with a product manager, salesman, customer and senior architect. They were describing a new product offering to a customer and all of the people involved were injecting “you know” into the conversation. The meeting … Continue reading

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Real and make believe

There’s a song by Three Doors Down that refers to the singers life as containing things that are real and make believe. The Singer is struggling to tell the difference between the two. I suspect that everyone has moments like … Continue reading

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Retirement?

So what does it mean to retire? People have been asking me about retirement for years and my response has always been that I retired in 1981 when I graduated. I actually had a manager at Mitel in the 80’s … Continue reading

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TechNADA

I just got back from a quick walk around at today’s TechNADA job fair at the brook street hotel. It reminded me of the early 80’s in that there was good representation from local tech companies and the tech community. … Continue reading

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It’s been a while

I don’t know if it’s like this for all bloggers or if I’m just strange. When I first started blogging, I had so much to say that I would queue up posts so there was a new one almost every … Continue reading

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What just happened?

I woke up this morning to find that my American neighbours (Spelled with a u) had elected “The Donald” as the next president of the United States. I can understand why political writers and cartoonists would want “The Donald” but … Continue reading

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Never give up

A colleague of mine recently pointed me to an article that talked about how some companies believe that anyone can be replaced. The article suggested that when a company has a truly great employee, that person tends to have extensive … Continue reading

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