Tony Tiger Developers

How Testing Makes a Good Developer...Great! If you're a developer, I'm sure you're like me and want to be a GREAT developer. That led me to begin thinking about what the difference between a good and a great developer really is. When I boiled it all down the code…

Compost Development

We've all heard of Agile development, and Waterfall development, and now "LEAN" development is starting to gain a foothold. While speaking with a co-worker I believe we identified a new development approach which tends to happen at the enterprise level...COMPOST DEVELOPMENT. So what is Compost Development? Simply spoken, it…

Flight RAD

The better part of the past three (3) years of my life have been aligned to creating enterprise-class applications and tooling to simplify customer-developer adoptions of the ExactTarget technologies. In that time I've learned: Communicating with customers well in advance of releases and providing them a usable path-forward prior to…

Digital Marketing and Real Customer Relationships

What is the effectiveness of gaining an audience in Twitter, how does it relates to digital marketing and real customer relationships? Using eSurance and their recent digital marketing CTA (Call To Action) after the NFL championship game we'll call it "SuperB owl" (thanks to @eriksowa for the name since the…

#HouseOfCards Season 2

Off topic from Development, but I just couldn't help myself. I loved season one of House of Cards. I just scarved down all thirteen episodes like a wolf. Kevin Spacey's charm, wit and deliciously evil planning drives the A-List cast, power-house story and consistently thrilling episodes all season long making…

Applied Flexbox

Recently an article about FlexBox, The Ultimate FlexBox Cheat Sheet, caught my eye and I thought I'd revisit how to use "Flex Box" since most "modern" desktop/mobile browsers seem to support the Flexible Box layout structure. While reading it, I realized that in order to really "grok" the concepts…