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In this blog I will share the lessons I have learned in real time as a junior developer. Because I work in an Agile world, I will also share my experiences with Agile development

The Kim Kardashian Principle: Review

I admit, checking this book out at the library was an impulse checkout. The library had recently acquired this book, and it sat proudly next to other new books the library was showcasing in their new books section. So I did what most people do when they see Kim...

The One Word That Pushes Me into a Can Do Attitude

"Can you do [insert request here]?" As I keep growing in my career I end up on the receiving end of this question more frequently than before. Sometimes it tickles me pink to be considered capable of potentially fulfilling a duty. However, by answering yes or no I...

How I visualize Kanban and Scrum

Last time I shared my journey to realizing the importance of breaking down complex concepts. By utilizing Spongebob I harnessed the power of a familiar illustration with the setup of an application. And so far it has worked. I challenged myself to approach Scrum and...

The power of illustration

I have spent quite a bit of time thinking about how to explain new concepts using familiar objects. The initial inspiration for such an undertaking originated when a couple of my coworkers wants a business-level understanding of an application I had worked on for a...

When a company asked for my input

I'll freely admit, it feels great when someone asks for my input? Maybe it has to do with the fact that I cannot recall many instances where my opinion mattered, or that I am a pretty misunderstood guy. Who knows? So I was tickled pink when Pluralsight asked me to...

Not the brightest in the box

If I determined a motto for my academic life, it would be: Not the brightest crayon in the box Sure, I am grateful to be a crayon in a box, but to say that I am the crayon shining at the top ends as wishful thinking. I was late to the computer science wave, having...