Starting the Offshore Process...

posted on 2004-08-13 at 23:29:00 by Joel Ross

On my current project, we're starting one of the offshore components today. We will probably have them start it on Monday. It's a lot of work (nothing we wouldn't be doing anyway - just sooner than we planned on) to get it ready to go. We're taking a s… more »

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Sam Gentile Was Here

posted on 2004-07-21 at 23:04:32 by Joel Ross

That's right. And I missed it. Yesterday, Sam Gentile gave a presentation in my office. Somehow, I never heard about it. And I worked from home yesterday, so I never heard the buzz around the office. That's too bad, because I would have loved to see hi… more »

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Jumping On The Unit Testing Bandwagon

posted on 2004-07-20 at 13:42:21 by Joel Ross

Yesterday, I integrated NUnit into our development process. It wasn't too painful, but we only have three unit tests so far. Nothing special, but it's a start. I also added it to our build process, so the unit tests get run whenever a build occurs (whi… more »

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Offshoring Views Revisited

posted on 2004-07-15 at 10:28:39 by Joel Ross

Over the weekend, I went to my Aunt and Uncle's house to visit with some family in from Texas. I had a pretty good time. But that's not why I'm posting this. My uncle (Paul), another relative (Bob) (he's my grandma's sister's daughter's husband - how i… more »

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Going Out On My Own?

posted on 2004-07-15 at 00:15:25 by Joel Ross

That's what I was approached with this week. Not right now, but the possibility of that in the next year or so. Take some time, and work on a plan. Then, when the time is right, make the jump from my current employer to my own partnership with an old bud… more »

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Why All The Fuss Over Off Shoring?

posted on 2004-07-08 at 15:34:29 by Joel Ross

I know. It's a controversial topic right now. But why the big deal about it? Ok. Let's back up. The company I work for uses off shore developers to help on projects. Not every project. Just some of the bigger ones. Why? Well, first, it is cost effective… more »

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Automated Build Process In Place

posted on 2004-06-20 at 23:57:49 by Joel Ross

Last week, I finally got a chance to implement an automatic build process. It was actually quite simple. We used Cruise Control.NET as the continuous integration tool, and Nant as the building tool. Our source control tool is Visual Source Safe. It all f… more »

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Finally Coming Home!

posted on 06/01/04 at 09:22:38 am by Joel Ross

I'm sitting in the airport, knowing my laptop will die soon. I'm in San Francisco, waiting to go home. I get to take the red eye (oh joy!), and hopefully get some sleep. Not sure how possible that will be. My last flight, I slept for about an hour. Same… more »

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posted on 04/27/04 at 11:45:59 pm by Joel Ross

On Friday, I rolled off of my current project. It was bitter sweet. On the one hand, I had a lot of fun working on it, and I learned quite a bit about architecting and building large systems. On the other hand, I've been there for almost a full year. Yes… more »

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