Wanna be Microsoft’s face for JavaScript ?

Microsoft makes JScript – our implementation of the ECMA 262 language specification. Browser script programming is “born again” with the popularity of AJAX and RIA style application building. So, Microsoft is looking for someone who can represent us and our work with JScript, our support of it, our standards participation, tools support, etc. You would…


What was your longest coding session.

The MSDNEvents folks (www.MSDNEvents.com) have a survey on their home page hat asks what people’s longest session at the keyboard was. A whopping 28 percent indicated that had spent over 24 hours in front of their computer. 18% said their longest session was less then 10 hours !!!!! (Who do they work for?) Go over…


Article Rebuttal on ASP.NET versus PHP

The ubiquitous power of the internet as a publishing platform and the concept of “freedom of speech” make for a very interesting combination.   Take this article for example. http://www.oracle.com/technology/pub/articles/hull_asp.html   Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t have a problem with an actual, experienced multi platform expert making an argument as to the strengths…


Books: Whale Done! : The Power of Positive Relationships

Amazon.com: Books: Whale Done! : The Power of Positive Relationships My Boss (MikeO) asked me to give this book a read. I’ve spent most of my career dividing my time between Technology, which I lobe, and management, with I haven’t like so much – but needed to do to make desirable things happen in my…


Another example of how working at Microsoft ROCKS !!

I just woke up after the closest thing to a nights sleep I’ve had in Months and I confess to being somewhat heavily medicated.   On with the post…..   Microsoft is the #1 Software Company on the planet, and as a result, it’s become fashionable to hate Microsoft in recent years. (I was reminded…


Official Guidelines for User Interface Developers and Designers

After my Tuesday event I got into a stimulating conversation with a Developer Best Practices Manager from a Major Bank and it got me sort of jazzed thinking about Software Engineering Excelence (I spend most of my time with Developer DigitalBlackbelt.com thses days. Today I got the notice on what looks like an AWESOME book….


Help from Redmond – I’m sure they didn’t REALLY mean it.

If you lack a sense of humor (that is, a sarcastic, cynical one like mine) please accept my apology for the following rant.   <CareerLimitingSarcasticComplaint>   I’ve been ramping up……..   The support from co-workers for my upcoming Black Belt DigitalBlackbelt.com Web cast Series has been great over-all. I’ve tried to open up communications so…