Grand Rapids Tech Lunch

posted on 05/22/08 at 12:04:45 am by Joel Ross

Chris Woodruff, a co-worker at RCM, recently tweeted about an idea he had - getting people together for a tech lunch a couple of times a month. People immediately showed interest, and just a day later, the first Grand Rapids TechLunch was planned. It'… more »

Categories: Consulting, Development


Validation In The NuSoft Framework

posted on 04/23/08 at 12:50:36 am by Joel Ross

One of the new features of the NuSoft Framework that we added for version 3 is validation. We went back and forth on how we wanted to implement it - at one point we even had a third party validation framework integrated into our project. We eventually de… more »

Categories: Development, C#, RCM Technologies


NuSoft Solutions Acquired By RCM Technologies

posted on 04/21/08 at 11:21:12 pm by Joel Ross

It's old news now, but back in March, we were informed that RCM Technologies had acquired NuSoft Solutions. Here's the official press release. For those who didn't know, I work at NuSoft Solutions (specifically the Kinetic IG group). And now, I work fo… more »

Categories: Consulting, Personal, RCM Technologies


Announcing the NuSoft Framework 3.0

posted on 04/03/08 at 11:43:38 pm by Joel Ross

I'm very happy to announce that version 3.0 of the NuSoft Framework has been released and is now available. This release has been a long time coming, and we've had many, many internal debates about how we wanted to implement certain features, which resul… more »

Categories: Development, C#, RCM Technologies


Going from the 80% to the 20%

posted on 03/25/08 at 10:18:35 pm by Joel Ross

Back in November, Jeff Atwood put together a post about the two types of developers: The 80% and the 20%. The 80% are the 9-5 type developers - they may be great at what they do, but they don't have an overwhelming passion for it - it's a job, and nothin… more »

Categories: Consulting, Personal, Development


NuSoft Solutions Announced Kinetic IG

posted on 03/06/08 at 09:17:19 pm by Joel Ross

For a long time now, there's been talk inside of NuSoft Solutions (where I work) about bringing designers onboard. We use design services from a few local design firms on a good share of the public facing web applications we've developed, and we always t… more »

Categories: RCM Technologies


NuSoft Framework Background

posted on 03/04/08 at 08:37:50 pm by Joel Ross

Over the past few months, I've talked about the NuSoft Framework quite a bit, but after a twittersation (here, here, here, here, here, and here - Twitter needs threaded conversations!) with Matt Blodgett, I realized I've never really talked about what th… more »

Categories: RCM Technologies


Personal Growth - Again!

posted on 02/20/08 at 11:21:54 pm by Joel Ross

I feel like I've been harping on this lately, but it's something I'm passionate about, so it's on my mind. Apparently I'm not the only one. In our profession our real value is not the code we write but the problems we solve with it and our ability… more »

Categories: Consulting, Personal, Development


This Is What Makes It All Worth It

posted on 02/06/08 at 10:52:25 pm by Joel Ross

Today, we met to figure out what's left for v3 of the NuSoft Framework. We're close - another week or two and we should be ready. We had a few heated discussions over a couple of points, but in the end, we figured it out. This is something that a few… more »

Categories: RCM Technologies


My Thoughts On Certifications, Explained

posted on 12/22/07 at 09:00:01 pm by Joel Ross

I saw a link to Stevey's Blog Rants in my twitter feed, so I clicked it and started reading through his archives. One of his recent posts is about tips for a good resume. No, I'm not looking for a job, or even to improve my resume, but it's still valuabl… more »

Categories: Consulting, Personal


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