Podcast Episodes

Acing the Internal Interview Many companies prefer to promote from within, either for the prestige of claiming to do so or because internal candidates are a known quantity and quality. There's a difference between interviewing at a new location with people who don't know you or have not worked with you and interviewing in front of your coworkers and people you've been working with for years. When applying and interviewing for an internal promotion you need to use different strategies to be successful.

Reinvesting Your Gains Real personal change is hard. Not only do you have to pick an appropriate goal, but you have to slog towards it over an extended period of time. Reinvesting your gains in any worthwhile activity or life goal is not all that hard, but it has to be approached intentionally in order for it to work. The idea of big goals is to create a better version of yourself, and nothing short of good process is going to make that happen in a sustainable fashion.

Network Access Control Network Access Control (NAC) attempts to combine end-station security with network security and authentication. It is used to control access to a network via policies and protocols. These include when the policies are applied whether before or after accessing the network as well as how information about the device accessing it is obtained.

7 Deadly Sins of Coding The 7 deadly sins are useful metaphors for dysfunctional software development behavior patterns that you probably see around you every day. These tendencies are not only instructive in noticing bad behavior from others, but more importantly, in noticing it in yourself.

Getting Started Journaling Regularly writing in a journal can help you to take the puzzle pieces of your thoughts and feelings and put them together in a logical pattern. Use these guidelines to help get started on that puzzle. Don't hesitate, get started journaling now.

Why TDD Isn’t Working Test driven development is a different way to think about the design, development, and maintenance of applications. TDD can work well for you, but it's easy to go off the rails, especially with the kind of examples you see on the web. The basics are easy, but it can be tricky to get right. It takes a while to learn all the hard lessons of TDD, but the goal is ultimately worth it.

White Label Apps Part 2: Maintenance White-Label applications offer an additional level of challenges over "normal" application development. Due to some of these constraints, many simple tasks become orders of magnitude harder or can't even be done at all.

White Label Apps Part 1: Development With a white-label app, your clients may tinker with the database, integrate with things you wouldn't expect, or even come to rely on bugs. They may use the application in ways you never expected, and their business may be entirely reliant on misusing your application.

7 Myths of Agile Discussing agile methods can become a controversial topic. People have a lot of strong feelings about agile methodologies. There are a lot of misconceptions and misunderstandings about what agile is and how the approach to project management is used.

Basics of Threading Threading is crucial to understand if you want your applications to be responsive to multiple users, to update a user interface while a long-running process proceeds in the background, or just to allow you to process multiple things at the same time.