Tag, I”m it …

Ok, Chris Kinsman caught me flat-footed when he tagged me earlier this month. I know I’m a slow learner, and now that I fully understand what’s going on, it’s time that I ...

Introducing nTierTraining

My friend Ed Lance has started up a new training company: nTierTraining. They focus mostly on Java software development, and include some really niche classes: Hibernate, AJAX, Spring, Servlets,...

Interesting user groups in Portland, Oregon

As I write this, I’m spending some time at Powell’s Technical Book Store in downtown Portland. You could call it my “happy place”. If only there were a Starbucks and a Fr...

Boise Kickstand holiday celebration

The Kickstand Board of Directors is hosting a holiday celebration at a special location – the Discovery Center of Idaho. What: Holiday Party & New Member Invitation When: Thursday, Dec...

Tradesports API available

If you know me, you know my fascination with Tradesports.com. Well, it seems that the parent Company of TradeSports has developed an Application Programmable Interface (“API”) that all me...

List of revision control software

I was recently reading Geoff Koch’s article in Software Test and Performance magazine on SCM: More Than Code Check-In, Check-Out. It was a short, but good article talking about how CM...

What is Lorem Ipsum?

If you’re like me, then you’ve probably seen a lot of “Lorem Ipsum’s” around various Websites, demonstrations, and presentations. Have you ever wondered the or...