Month: June 2009

What makes a developer “great”?

I’ve been thinking recently about how to define the skills and traits that make for a “great” developer.  I’m certainly not an authority on the subject, but I consider myself to be a pretty solid developer.  I’ve worked with some truly stellar people, too, so I know what a great developer looks like.  But as…

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Thesis defense complete!

The reason I suddenly went dark (again) was due to an unexpected change in the timing of my thesis defense.  Originally my deadline was July 9th, but I found out at the end of May that I actually had to defend by Friday, June 5th, because some of my committee members were going to be…

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