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The Life-long Struggle Against the Console > Keeping Updated

Posted 21 June 2013

Recently I have become aware of the necessity of programmers to keep up with modern ways of working. How many of the following are you not confident in:

* Test Driven and Behaviour Driven Development (TDD, BDD)
* Amazon Web Services
* node.js and jquery
* Android and iOS development
* mongoDB and Hadoop
* Agile/Scrum/XP methodologies

I am seeing...

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The Life-long Struggle Against the Console > Book Deal

Posted 01 November 2012

So I have been approached by an agent for a niche technical publisher who wants me to write a book for them, on the basis of some articles I wrote on my blog. The subject will be 'Web Scraping with Java: How To'.

They seem like a decent publisher; some offers like this you have to be wary of, from 'fake' publishers that require...

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The Life-long Struggle Against the Console > I Am Now Really A Software Engineer

Posted 01 October 2012

So, about a month ago, things came to a head and I handed in my resignation at the BBC. I had a job offer from another company, which promised me a pure developer role, unlike the role I'm currently working at the Beeb.

Well, the BBC came back with a counter-offer, part of which was the promise to move into a flagship project team, as a...

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The Life-long Struggle Against the Console > Inside Google HQ

Posted 16 May 2012

This week, I am in San Francisco. Today, I got given a tour of the Googleplex in silicon valley, by a friend of a friend who works as a recruiter at Google. It was absolutely amazing. The whole place is a heaven on Earth for engineers. Imagine all the stuff you could possibly want at your workplace, and then add some other stuff that you...

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The Life-long Struggle Against the Console > Software Development at the BBC

Posted 27 April 2012

So I thought I'd write about how things 'get done' in my department at the BBC, and how we write software.

Meet the Team.....

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