Solid decision-making is a valuable skill in any context, but it’s an area where I’ve really grown since I started leading my D&D friends on adventures that require a consensus on a course of direction.
In my free time, I like to play Dungeons and Dragons with a group of friends. It’s a fun way to keep in contact with friends who don’t live near me. It gives us a space to create our own adventures. It’s great for de-stressing, exercising our creative energies, and just having fun together. But […]
I’m currently working on a project that uses Xamarin.Forms, and the other day I started a story to implement some design on a multi-selection list in our mobile application. The design added checkboxes to each cell in the list, and each checkbox has a subtle inner shadow. This is a common design convention–so common that […]
If you’re a developer, you’re probably aware of the benefits of open-source technology (software that’s licensed, publicly posted, and free for developers to use and contribute to). One of the big ideas in the open-source community is that it’s good for all developers to give back. In return for using software that others spent time […]
I recently started on a large project that utilizes the powerful CMock mocking library in its testing. I tried to find some simple tutorials to get a better understanding of this library. But though there’s a lot of helpful documentation on CMock, I found little advice on getting to know it in general.
Having a hard time sorting through the vast array of books, talks, blog posts, contradictory advice, and academic writing about Test-Driven Development? I’ve spent the last quarter wading through resources on TDD, and I’ve summarized the most important things any new TDD developer should know into these six areas.
I have been working on a project for a cross-platform mobile application using Xamarin.Forms, and my team has found it surprisingly difficult to determine the best way to handle orientation changes in the application.
My search for my first full-time job was different than other people’s. As an out gay person in a relationship, I had a few more anxieties on my mind when it came to my future workplace. Would my orientation cause conflict between myself and my new coworkers? Would I be able to talk openly about […]