I’ve written articles about the software development process for Better Software magazine and blogged for about a year at StickyMinds.com. My project experience has included products in the education, finance, consumer product reviews, job search, telecommunications, and manufacturing industries.
For a brief period of my life, I worked as an audio engineer recording audio books in New York. I’m a music enthusiast and play the guitar for fun.
- From One Expert to Another: Steve Berczuk, an interview with Steve Berczuk about Software Configuration Management (SCM) published in CMCrossroads, April 29, 2013.
- From One Expert to Another: Daniel Wellman, an interview with me about Test-Driven Development (TDD) published in StickyMinds, December 31, 2012.
- "Alternative JVM Languages for Java Projects" in the September/October 2011 issue of Better Software magazine.
- "An Introduction to Scala" in the November/December 2009 issue of Better Software magazine.
- “What to Expect When You’re Automating Testing” in the May/June 2009 issue of Better Software magazine
- “Google Web Toolkit: Writing Ajax Applications Test-First” in the November 2008 issue of Better Software magazine. This article was adapted by the GWT team and included in the project's resources page.
- “Google Web Toolkit: Your Shortcut to Ajax Web Applications” in the October 2008 issue of Better Software magazine
I keep a blog about software development practices and technologies. I wrote regularly for around a year about software development topics on the StickyMinds.com blogs. Here are some selected entries:
- "Real Life Tron on an Apple IIgs”, which was #1 on programming.reddit.com for a day
- More thoughts on Scala's Option class
- Improve your iOS Frank Cucumber Acceptance Tests from the Cyrus blog, covering the imperative and declarative styles of acceptance tests.
- "Mocking GWT Widgets with GWTMockUtilities"
- "Don't Debug Selenium Test Failures Blindly" from the Sticky Minds blogs, which was featured in InfoQ
I am the author of Bane, a test harness used to test your application's interaction with other servers. It is based upon the material from Michael Nygard's "Release It!" book as described in the "Test Harness" chapter.
I speak to teams about software development issues with an emphasis on the technical practices and tools. Some of the topics include Test-Driven Development, Refactoring, Object-Oriented Design, Mock Objects, GWT, and Ruby on Rails. I have given these talks to developers at organizations such as Charles Schwab, Kaplan, and Skarven Enterprises, a Boeing company.
How to Introduce Automated Unit Tests in Legacy Apps
Agile 2009 Presentation
I co-presented "Agile AJAX: The Google Web Toolkit Experience" at the Agile 2009 conference with Paul Infield-Harm. This session introduced GWT and how it could be used in a team following agile development practices. Attendee feedback was positive, with consistent scores of four or five (out of a maximum of five) on the feedback forms.