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Training SE’s: Top-Down Vs. Bottom-Up

As I blogged about a few weeks ago, I am now responsible for training new developers at my place of employment. The training program is in need of an overhaul and I am exploring options. One of the things I have

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New Responsibility At Work: New Developer Training

After a few weeks of uncertainty, I found out today that I will be taking charge on new developer training. The chance to help new developers succeed is something that I have desired to do since I first found my passion for software development. This is the reason one

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The State Diagram – DVD Player

Yesterday (Sunday Feb 20th) I intended on finishing up the second state diagram for my second assignment. I had the worst headache of my life (honestly) and couldn’t pull myself to do it. After work today I took a stab

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The State Diagram – Washing Machine

For those of you following along, my second assignment entails creating 3 state chart diagrams for 3 different pieces of control software: a washing machine, a DVD player, and an answering machine. I had previously shared my first stab at one of

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Information Security Training

Last week I went to training on information security. I had thought at the get go that it was about “secure coding”, but to my surprise it was more about designing secure systems. I really am not interested all that

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Advice to New Software Developers

At my job I have had the unique opportunity to be involved in the hiring process of new software engineers. Where I work, after the initial interview you have a series of second interviews with a subset of the developers.

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A Correction :)

In my blog post “What is Knowing UML Worth?” http://wp.me/p1fcqR-13 (a post I have yet to get input on) I mentioned an architect who asked me why I was reading the book on the UML. Well, I was embellishing a bit and

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