Lincoln De Kalb, a colleage at work sent through this link http://www.rajeshsetty.com/2009/12/26/why-some-smart-people-are-reluctant-to-share/ which was a great read and quite valuable in thinking through potential approachs in facilitating senior team members in sharing knowledge with non senior members of the team.
As anyone who had experience with branching they will tell you branching is easy merging is hard. Which is why you should always ask yourself if you need to branch and only do so if you have to. Luckily, if you do need to branch there is a great guide from the ALM Rangers: Visual… Continue reading How to: Branching and Merging Guide
Your source control folder is one of the topics that could debated amongst a team at the start of each and every project they tackle and someone will always have something different to add. This is why its important to stand on the shoulders of giants and follow Microsoft’s patterns and practices guidance on the… Continue reading How To: Structure Your Source Control Folders
As most developers are aware technology changes so frequently that you need to build a routine and a set of practices around learning and keeping up. The sooner a developer establishes these practices the soon they will become a senior developer. Likewise, within a short period of time after a senior developer stops or slows… Continue reading Practices a senior developer should have to grow/maintain their knowledge
This is the first in a series of posts I plan to write on the subject of progressing from being junior developer or mid level developer to being a senior developer. It’s based on a forum I hold with my team members that are eager to progress down this path. The first place to start… Continue reading Path to Becoming a Senior Developer
After being involved in an request from an internal customer that left both parties dissatisfied with the interation, I decided to dedicate some time to thinking and investigating a more structured course of action to handle ad-hoc development requests. Some requests are more valid than others, and I’m hoping to use my findings as a… Continue reading Managing small ad-hoc development requests