Category Archives: Non-technical

Non-technical posts. Related to soft skills like personal development.

What have you done for me lately?

Blogging is a great way to learn about development.  It is also a great way to motivate you to keep learning.  Another way to do this is doing side fun projects in your spare time, which is what I did … Continue reading

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The Debt Crisis – In Your Code!

A new term has sprung to fame in the past few years, technical debt.  For me, technical debt is basically what gets created when a developer cheats and does a quick and dirty change to their system, usually due to … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs’ Stanford Commencement Address – Video

One pastime of mine is watching the commencement speeches by various famous and no-so famous accomplished people of this world. A commencement speech is a speech given to graduating students, usually at a university.  It is typically given by a … Continue reading

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Brilliant Tech Interviews – Google, Twitter, Microsoft, Groupon

One of the world’s best interview shows, Charlie Rose has on it’s website a section dedicated to technology. It features amazing interviews with Twitter founder, Jack Dorsey, Google CEO Eric Schmidt, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and many others. These are … Continue reading

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WAVE Accessibility Toolbar – Find Exact Source of Errors

The WAVE Accessibility Toolbar is an indispensable add-on for creating an accessible website. Unfortunately, when it evaluates your page, it does not always tell you exactly where the errors are. To know the exact location, simply disable styles, as shown … Continue reading

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DVD Review: HTML5 Now by Tantek Çelik

The “next big thing” in web development HTML5 has many great features and the first wave of education material has arrived.  There are almost a dozen books, but only one video so far, Tantek Çelik’s 2 and a half hour … Continue reading

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JSLint – Resharper for JavaScript

Though this tool has been active for a while, I just recently heard about it and discovered it. This online site allows developers to paste their JavaScript code into their large textbox and have it analysed against several best practices … Continue reading

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